HECTOR RIVERA | Attorney | Former Judge Advocate for U.S. Army | International Real Estate Expert

Héctor’s legal career spans over 30 years. As a senior partner at Rivera & Hanes, P.L., his primary focus has been on real estate transactions, development, land title & title insurance for offshore, civil and common law jurisdictions. He is also corporate counsel for International Data Management, Inc. Héctor has been recognized by his peers as part of the “Legal Elite” and being in the top 1.6% of his practice area. Héctor, R&H and IDM have been recognized as the “Leaders in Bahamian Title Matters” and providers of “Best International Title & Developer Services”. From 1997 to 2000, Héctor was Operations Vice-President at a prominent title insurance company in Puerto Rico. He established and expanded offices for the largest real estate and title insurance firm in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area, an endeavor he undertook after selling his solo practice in 1994.

Héctor began his legal career in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, in 1984, after graduating from The George Washington University National Law Center. In the Army, he served as International Claims Commissioner, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ethics Counselor, Criminal Defense Attorney, Administrative Law Advisor, and in different Senior Counsel & Staff Judge Advocate positions. He has served the US during two wars and has received various awards for outstanding military legal service. He is a distinguished citizen-attorney whose service to clients is based on his military values of loyalty, honesty and integrity. He is bilingual and has spoken on real estate & title insurance subjects in the United States, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. His experience enables him to provide consultation and of-counsel services to other firms on Bahamian matters.

  • Founding and Managing Partner at Rivera & Hanes, P.L.
  • Corporate Counsel for International Data Management, Inc
  • Former Judge Advocate at U.S. Army
  • Graduate of The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army
  • Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law Center
  • Baccalaureate: Pre-Law, Philosophy & Military Science (Army ROTC) from University of Puerto Rico
  • Public Speaker
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Faith Based Speaker


Hector is happily married. He is able to speak on many different topics in both English and Spanish. He Specializes in serving as a counselor, coach and an attorney at law.

He has vast experience in international real estate transactions and developments and continues to provide consulting services and of-counsel services for Bahamian matters. He has a passion for military matters with a strong history in service to the U.S. Army, with a particular focus on military law.

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