Phone: (214) 420 7310
Toll-Free: (866) 655 7076

About Us

Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. is located in Dallas, TX, we provide a broad range of legal services to businesses, families, and individuals within Collin County and throughout the state of Texas.

You can expect our team to be professional, approachable, responsive, and efficient. We answer all our client's questions promptly, and keep them up-to-date on any developments in their cases.

Our years of experience, dedication to vigorous representation, and understanding of the the law are the foundation upon which our firm was built on.

Areas of Focus

Our law firm handles these and other matters on behalf of our clients

  • Title Matters - We have expereienced and licensed escrow officers who close commericial and residential real estate transactions. Whether it's buying a home or purchasing a commercial piece of property, we can help you close your transactions. We have closing offices in Dallas and offer remote closings throughout the state of Texas.
  • Personal Injury - We represent cleints injured in auto accidents, drunk driving accidents, and wrongful deaths.


Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

For more information about the range of our legal services, please see our practice areas overview section.

Firm Overview

At the law firm of Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. , we understand that your time and money are important. To that end, we strive to provide the best service possible at rates that best match our clients' needs.

For our real estate and business clients who need assistance with title matters, commercial transactions or reviewing leases, we have attorneys who are experienced in these matters who guide our clients to successful transactions. We do all of this with the personal touch you would expect from a small firm and the expertise of a larger firm.

Avantages: Responsiveness, Efficiency, Experience and Results

When you hire our law firm for help, you can expect:

  • Responsiveness: We make ourselves accessible to our clients day and night. We listen, we return phone calls, we reply to emails, and we keep our clients informed about their options and legal developments that affect them. We approach each client's matter with the same care and diligence that we would use to handle our own business needs.
  • Efficiency: We respect our clients, their intelligence, and their pocketbooks. We have the capacity to take action quickly and in a measured way. We respond quickly to our clients' needs.
  • Experience: Our attorneys have experience dealing with the real estate transactions and personal injury matters. Our attorneys take this experience and apply it to our clients' matters. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases and closed hundreds of real estate transactions. Our attorneys' professional experiences bring depth and perspective to our representation that benefits our clients.
  • Results: Our attorneys have represented clients in business litigation, real estate, and personal injury matters. You will be hard-pressed to present us with a legal problem that we have not yet encountered, and resolved, many times in the past.

See Our Results for Yourself: Contact us Today!

Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself. A lawyer from our firm will be happy to discuss your case with you, explain our credentials, show you our track record of results, and explain our fee structures.

Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

For more information about the range of our legal services, please see our practice areas overview section.

Staff


Michael L. Hoffman, Esq.
Shareholder

Biography

Michael was born in Tucson, AZ in 1969. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a B.A. in Government. He then went to St. Mary's University for Law School and graduated in 1994. Since graduation Michael has focused his practice on Personal Injury Litigation and Real Estate Transactions. He has handled thousands of personal injury cases, ranging from car accidents to pharmaceutical class actions. He is also a licensed escrow officer and operates a fee attorney closing office. Michael is married to Shannon Daly Hoffman and has two children Jacob and Daly.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (J.D. - 1994)
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (1991) [Major: Government]

Past Employment Positions

  • Hoffman & Kaliser, P.C., Partner (2013-2015)
  • Hoffman, Kaliser & Messina P.C., Partner (2008-2013)
  • Hoffman Bell, Partner (2005-2008)
  • Fee Smith, Associate (2004-2005)

Ancillary Businesses

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Fraternities / Sororites

  • Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣΑΜ)
Dallas, Texas
(214) 720-7310
(866) 655-7076
(214) 720-7301

Jeremiah L. Garza
Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Jeremiah has been a member of our team since October of 2010. He took on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2014 to focus on implementing operational processes and procedures designed to create a smooth experience for our clients. He works with our clients, staff, borrowers, and investors to ensure the highest level of professionalism in our products and services.

Prior to joining the organization Jeremiah was as a founding member and President of TriCentury Title, LLC a Fort Worth based privately held title agency. In that role he was responsible for the oversight of all agency operations from sales and marketing to title and escrow operations. Before founding TriCentury Title, LLC he was Vice President of Operations for Solutions Title of America Corp a captive audience whole owned subsidiary of Aegis Mortgage Corporation. The agency operated in over 40 states and closed approximately 2000 residential transaction per month. He started in the real estate industry with Electronic Closing Services, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Mortgage Information (SMI) a member of the Stewart Family of Companies who operated in over 40 states by providing real estate information services to lenders, title agents, and real estate professionals. In his last role with SMI he served as Associate Vice President of Quality Assurance. Jeremiah was responsible for implementing and maintaining quality assurance programs designed to exceed all applicable regulatory and customer SLA requirements. Over the years he has served on several committees with the Texas Land Title Association with a focus on education for the Texas land title industry
Dallas, Texas
(214) 720-7310
(866) 655-7076
(469) 893-1265

Eric D. Feldman, Esq.
Attorney

Biography

Eric Feldman is a Texas licensed Attorney and Vice President of Business Development for Longhorn III Investments. Eric worked as a lead Attorney and Director of Acquisitions on a joint venture that purchased, rehabbed, leased and recently sold a portfolio of over 900 single family houses throughout Texas. Prior to joining MLH Legal and Longhorn III Investments, Eric had an extensive background in the financial services industry employed with Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Advisors, where he was a member of a team that managed over $200 million in assets. In those roles, he implemented investment strategies and money management programs to help his clients meet their financial goals.

Eric lives in North Dallas with his wife Erica, his son Levi, and their Labrador Retriever Teddy. Prior to graduating from South Texas College of Law, he attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating with a degree in Public Relations. Outside of the office, Eric is a diehard Dallas sports fan and actively volunteers with Big Brother of America.
Dallas, Texas
(214) 720-7310
(866) 655-7076
(214) 865-7298

Areas of Practice

At the law firm of Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. , our clients' needs always come first. When you come to us for help in a particular area of law, we take the time to ensure that your questions are answered and that all of your concerns are addressed.

If you are interested in learning how we can help you resolve your legal matter, please contact us online. Otherwise, follow the links below for more specific information about your area of need.

Our Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Leases: - Our lawyers draft, evaluate, defend, and enforce the terms of our clients' commercial leases. We handle all matters relating to business and commercial leases carefully and with the intent of avoiding future lease matters. - Learn More...B&C Leases
  • Business and Commercial Real Estate Transactions: - We represent small and medium-sized businesses in real estate purchases, sales, closings, financing, and other aspects of business or commercial real estate transactions. We also assist new businesses in drafting and reviewing founding documents, general business contracts, and employment agreements. - Learn More...B&C Real Estate Transactions
  • Title Insurance Matters: - We provide prospective real estate buyers and sellers with title examinations, title insurance brokerage, title defense, and property abstracting. We can vet your property's history and protect your property from unwanted claims and encumberances. - Learn More...Title Insurance
  • Personal Injury: - We pursue justice and compensation for motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and other individuals injured in auto accidents. We work to hold those who negligently supplied or sold alcohol to intoxicated drivers accountable for any injuries that resulted from a drunk driving collision. We also represent the family members of an individual who died in a fatal accident. - Learn More...Auto Accidents, Drunk Driving Liability, Fatal Accident/Wrongful Death


Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

Business and Commercial Leases

If you intend to lease property or become a landlord, it is important that the terms of the lease are properly structured and legally sound. Your dreams of a successful business or leasing venture could collapse if the terms of your lease are poorly considered, if the lease property is inadequately researched, or if the lease contains errors and oversights.

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. our attorneys have experience in large and small scale lease transactions in Dallas / FT. Worth area and elsewhere in North Texas area.

Representing the Needs of Tenants and Lessors

Whether you own property that you intend to lease to tenants or you represent a business or commercial interest that seeks to lease real estate, our lawyers have handled situations like yours.

Our business leasing services include:

  • Lease Contracts: - We draft, evaluate, defend and enforce the terms of our clients' commercial leases. We draft all lease documents carefully and with the intent of avoiding future legal disputes.
  • Lease Research: - We research properties and accompanying lease histories for prospective tenants, so they know what they are getting into before entering a contract with a property owner or property management company.
  • Abstracts for Commercial Leases: - We create summaries of lease documents that list the specific details particular to that lease. These summaries can be valuable to lease administrators, leasing agents or property managers who need to view relevant lease information quickly and in an organized fashion.

Further, we will throughly review any commercial lease regarding:

  • Parties and Premises: - Through our research, we can ensure the premises and the parties listed on the lease are identified properly.
  • Terms: - We can review the terms of your lease, including length and payment frequency, to make sure they are correct, reasonable and consistent with the needs of your business.
  • Expenses: - Commercial leases frequently include clauses that set pro rata increases for operating expenses, maintenance or other reasons. We can review your lease to ensure there are no surprises.
  • Restrictions: - Whether you are a prospective lessee or potenial lessor of a commercial property, we can negotiate where your responsibilities and restrictions begin and end. We can also initerpret duties owed to other parties within a current lease.

Protecting Clients at a Reasonable Cost

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. , we take pride in delivering results at reasonable rates. We can deliver excellent legal service to your small or medium-sized business, at a cost that fits your balance sheet.

You may be surprised to find our quality services are also affordable to your business.

Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

For more information about the range of our legal services, please see our practice areas overview section.

Real Estate Transactions

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., we handle all aspects of purchase and sale of business and commercial and residential property transactions for our North Texas clients. We use that experience and knowledge to benefit businesses of all sizes in Collin County and surrounding communities.

Whether you own a business or are responsible for real estate transactions made on a business' behalf, or are looking to sell property to a business, our lawyers can represent you in a variety of real estate situations. These include:

  • Development of commercial and residential properties
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Title insurance policies
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Closings for commercial and residential properties
  • Tax issues related to property sales
  • Financing arrangements (equity, debt and/or tax credits)
  • Due diligence review and analysis
  • Business formation
  • General business consultation

New Business? We do Business Start-ups

A big part of our transaction business is devoted to helping new businesses get started. We draft and review founding documents to establish partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (including series LLCs), joint ventures and other business entities, as well as advise new businesses on legal matters during their early stages by writing articles of incorporation and other founding documents, drafting and reviewing contracts, and in buying and selling assets.


We Close Commercial Transactions | Reasonable Rates

Our office has four licensed escrow officers who close commercial and residential transactions. For more information about Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., or to consult with an experienced lawyer, contact us online or by calling (214) 420-7310. Ask us about our rates. You may be surprised to find our quality services are also affordable to your business.



You may be surprised to find our quality services are also affordable to your business.

Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

Title Insurance

Title insurance is different from other forms of insurance. Instead of covering claims or losses related to a future event, it reimburses claims and losses due to real property defects introduced in the past, before the property was sold. The law firm of Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., is a leader in North Texas title insurance matters.


Our experienced North Texas title attorneys provide these and other services for prospective real estate buyers:

  • Title examinations - We carefully examine public records to determine if any title claims or title defects exist for your chosen property.
  • Title insurance brokerage - We sell appropriate title insurance to indemnify your real estate purchases from pre-existing defects and future claims
  • Title defense - We achieve reimbursement for your losses resulting from claims against your insured properties.
  • Property abstracting - Through our research of client titles, we can create or update abstracts to demonstrate your property's history.


Why Title Insurance is Important

Title insurance is a smart idea for anyone who purchases a home, business location or other real estate. It assures that real property buyers will be informed of any clouds on title to the property, and that such defects will be corrected before they complete their transaction.

Further, title insurance ensures that any undiscovered defects that threaten the policyholder's ownership of real estate will be disposed of, or that the policyholder will be reimbursed under terms in the title insurance policy.

The following is a brief list of situations in which the title insurance attorneys of Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., can protect you:

  • False impersonation of the true owner of the property
  • Forged deed, releases or wills
  • Instruments executed under invalid or expired power of attorney
  • Undisclosed or missing heirs
  • Mistakes in recording legal documents


Quick, Efficient, Complete

If you are considering a real property purchase, it is important that you hire an experienced title insurance attorney who can vet your property's history and defend your property from unwanted claims and encumbrances.

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., our lawyers are not only experienced in providing these services, but they do so quickly and efficiently. Our office employs three licensed escrow officers who close commercial and residential transactions, meaning we can see your real estate transaction from beginning to end.



Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

Auto Accidents

When people are injured in North Texas motor vehicle accidents, they need money to pay their bills and be compensated for their injuries. Property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are just a few of the claims injured parties may have after a collision.

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., we hold negligent motorists accountable for the injuries and damages they inflict on others. Further, we hold insurance companies to the requirements of their policies, so that when a covered individual is injured, that person can receive the compensation he/she needs to pay bills and be made financially whole again.



We represent clients in a wide variety of situations involving:

  • Drunk driving accidents, including those in which a restaurant, bar or other entity negligently provided alcohol to the offending driver.
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents involving cell phones, texting or other lapses of attention
  • Intersection collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Interstate highway collisions
  • Collisions caused by poorly maintained vehicles or road surfaces
  • Collisions with commercial trucks or heavy equipment
  • Collisions involving bicycles or motorcycles
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Litigation concerning uninsured/underinsured motorist provisions in insurance policies.
  • Collisions resulting in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death


We Work With Experts to Prove Your Case

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., our experienced auto accident attorneys collaborate with accident reconstruction experts, doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other experts to assist our clients both in and out of the courtroom. We understand Texas traffic laws and the local courts where motor vehicle accident cases are tried.

Retain us, and we can help you achieve the compensation and peace of mind that you and your family members need.



Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

Drunk Driving Liability

Everyone knows that when people get drunk and commit crimes, they can be arrested and punished for their negligence. Fewer people are aware that taverns and restaurants can also be held responsible for serving alcohol to people who commit crimes.

It's true. In Texas, dram shop liability laws empower injured people to sue the businesses and organizations that served alcohol to those who injured them while intoxicated.



Such selling parties can include:

  • Bar/tavern owners
  • Restaurants
  • Liquor stores
  • Nightclubs
  • Beer stands (such as at sporting events)


We Help Injured People Hold Alcohol Sellers Accountable

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., our approachable, experienced and efficient attorneys are familiar with Texas liquor liability laws. We have successfully prosecuted and recovered money from liable parties when drunken behavior has led to injuries.

Our clients have used such recoveries to pay their important medical bills, be compensated for their pain and suffering, restore lost wages, repair vehicle damage and rectify other negative results of their encounter with a drunk person. Further, we have also successfully represented relatives and spouses of people who were killed because of injuries caused by an intoxicated person in wrongful death actions.

If you or someone you love was injured by a drunk driver, attacked by a drunken bar patron or otherwise injured by an intoxicated person who was served alcohol irresponsibly, we can help you recover monetary compensation and your dignity.



Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

Wrongful Death Lawyers

When negligence ends in death, the story is not over. Bereaved survivors must deal with the emotional and financial consequences of a wrongful death. Fortunately, under Texas law, survivors can seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

At Michael L. Hoffman, P.C., our attorneys have experience in assisting families of fatally injured accident victims in seeking justice and compensation.

We can help you to recover monetary damages for medical expenses, lost income and burial expenses, as well as non-monetary losses for your pain and suffering and loss of your loved one's companionship.

A successful lawsuit will not bring back your lost loved one, but it can provide you with the financial and emotional tools you need to keep your life moving in the right direction.



We represent survivors in a full range of wrongful death cases involving:

  • Injuries in automobile accidents
  • Injuries caused by drunk drivers and negligent bars and restaurants
  • Injuries caused by dangerous animals


We Understand Wrongful Death Litigation

We understand the complexities of wrongful death litigation in Texas, and we are prepared to gather the evidence needed to prove your case and get your survivor benefits.

We have access to medical experts, accident reconstructionists, actuarial accountants and other professionals who can explain to a jury why negligence contributed to your loved one's death, and to seek appropriate compensation based on expert evidence. We are tough at trial and in negotiations.



Contact our staff online or call (214) 420-7310.
Se habla español: We employ individuals who are fluent in Spanish.

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