Brian W. Hoffman is a partner with the firm, practicing in the firm’s Pensacola office. Mr. Hoffman is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Real Estate. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance with high honors from the University of Florida in 2000 and received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Mississippi in 2002. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, real estate transactions, estate planning and probate, debt enforcement actions, and general business and corporate law.

Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Additionally, Mr. Hoffman is actively involved with several substantive committees within the Section. He serves as Chair of the Title Insurance and Title Insurance Liaison Committee, Vice-Chair of the Real Estate Certification Review Course Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Title Issues and Standards Committee.

Recognition and honors

  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Real Estate Law
  • Fellow with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2012-2014)
  • Florida Trend Magazine “Legal Elite: Up and Comer” – 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Rising Star Award presented by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2014-2015)
  • Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Education

  • University of Florida, B.S. Business Administration majoring in Finance, 2000, magna cum laude
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Florida state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Law School hONORS

  • Associate Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal
  • Recipient of the Dean Robert J. Farley Award
  • Outstanding Student Award for Secured Transactions
  • Super Lawyers- Business Litigation, Real Estate, Banking
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012-2018

Affiliations

  • Florida Bar; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (Member, 2003-Present; Executive Council 2014 - Present)
  • Title Insurance and Title Insurance Liaison Committee (Chair 2017 to Present; Vice-Chair 2014-2017), Vice-Chair of the
  • Real Estate Certification Review Course Committee (Vice-Chair 2014-Present)
  • Title Issues and Standards Committee (Vice-Chair 2014-Present)
  • Business Law Section of the Florida Bar (Member, 2003-Present)
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (Member, 2003-Present)
  • Young Lawyers Division of Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (Member, 2003-2014; Board of Directors, 2004-2008; President, 2008)
  • Seville Rotary Club, (Member, 2012-Present)
  • Leadership Pensacola, Class of 2008
  • American Inns of Court (Member, 2004-2006)
  • Five Flags Sertoma Club (Member, 2004-2011)
  • Pensacola Catholic High School, Mock Trial Coach, 2004-2006, District Champions 2005, Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. Mock Trial Competition.

Speaking EngagementS

  • Speaker, Curbing Potential Avenues of Fraud: Recent Amendments to Florida Corporate and Business Filings, 38th Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update: 2018.
  • Speaker, FAR/Bar Contract/Closing Procedures, Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Review Course: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Speaker, Taming the Wild West of Estoppel Certificates, and other Real Estate Potpourri from the 2017 Legislative Session, 37th Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update: 2017.
  • Speaker, Homestead, Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Review Course: 2016.

Publications and blog articles