Keith J. Hoffman, Esq.
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Real Estate Law Corporate Law Contract Negotiation Management
An impeccable and highly focused associate attorney with more than 5 years of broad experience managing various legal and contractual matters in the finance & real estate industry. Possess outstanding skills to evaluate and identify legal issues, conducting legal research and analysis, and recommend a course of action. Proven track record of successful management of teams and handling other legal affairs in a challenging environment. An elite communicator with proven ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and talent for managing heavy workloads.
Larsson & Scheuritzel, PC, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2015 – Present
Actively represent and facilitate end users, financial institutions, lenders, developers in the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate. Advise clients about their legal rights and obligations.
Function as liaison between commercial landlords and tenants regarding legal matter and negotiate office, warehouse, and retail leases throughout the country as well as assist in litigation proceedings regarding contract breaches and landlord-tenant disputes. Tactfully resolve both parties' issues arise during negotiations.
Expertly draft new agreement and negotiate commercial real estate agreements of sale and commercial leases.
Effectively handled settlement negotiations in lieu of judicial proceedings on behalf of commercial clients.
Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, PA Feb 2014 – Oct 2015
Capably formulated and implemented procedures in a new practice area for a national bank in the aspects of title review, real estate law compliance, short-sales, real estate settlements, commercial litigation and loss mitigation.
Provided counseling services and updated client on recent changes within compliance regulations with regards to mortgage disclosures, real estate law and title law throughout sixteen jurisdictions including but not limited to Gramm Leach Bliley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Compliance.
Supervised all activities of a cross functional team of attorneys, paralegals and administrators for cases spanning across eight jurisdictions also administered a caseload of approximately 646 real estate cases.
American Freedom Assurance, Inc., Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Sep 2011 – Feb 2014
Associate General Counsel
Expertly counseled to 80 plus employees on title issues, real estate settlement issues, corporate law, and consumer finance laws across all fifty states. Evaluated diverse risk factors affecting business decisions and operations.
Launched a newly formed title corporation in Texas and functioned as the first Director of Texas of Operations.
Counseled executives and clients on ever-changing legislation affecting corporate matters such as the Dodd-Frank Act, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Compliance, and the Affordable Care Act.
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
Aug 2010 – Dec 2010
Thoroughly conducted legal research in the areas of administrative law, human resource and health care law.
Collaborated and aided in preparation of legal briefs to be filed with the court. Successfully accomplished supervising attorney’s goals and hospital needs through research, assessment and implementation.
Education & Credentials
Doctor of Jurisprudence and Certificate of Civil Law, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, Dec 2010
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 2006
LICENSURES & AFFILIATIONS
Awaiting Results for the February 2016 Georgia Bar Examination
Admitted to Practice Law in the State of Louisiana
Member of American Bar Association in the Real Estate Section
Member of American Bar Association in the Corporate Law Section
Awards & Achievements
Law Student Mentor 2009-2011
American Jurisprudence Award Trial Practice, Summer 2010
American Jurisprudence Award Obligations, Fall 2009
Study Abroad Program, South Korea and China, Summer 2009
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