13 Consecutive Time as Super Lawyer for William Hoffmeyer

William Hoffmeyer SuperlawyersWilliam F. HoffmeyerWilliam F. Hoffmeyer, Senior Partner in the law firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP, has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2016.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Attorney Hoffmeyer concentrates his practice on real estate and zoning, corporate, estate planning, decedent’s estates and elder law.  Hoffmeyer serves as an expert witness in real estate matters throughout Pennsylvania.

This is the 13th consecutive year William F. Hoffmeyer has earned the honor of being named a top attorney by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Hoffmeyer Speaking on Estate Administration in PA

Hoffmeyer Speaking on the Probate Process

William Hoffmeyer teaching other attorneys on the probate process.

William Hoffmeyer teaching other attorneys on the probate process.

On August 20, 2015, partner William Hoffmeyer joins NBI to speak about “The Probate Process from Start to Finish.” During this seminar, Hoffmeyer will join other faculty to take lawyers through an exploration of the estate administration process in Pennsylvania.

During his portion of the presentation, Hoffmeyer will address:

The Law of Intestate Succession

  • Who Can Inherit – Degrees of Kinship and Order of Inheritance
  • Determining the Share Size
  • Exceptions and Bars to Inheritance

Legal Ethics

  • Who is Your Client? Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • Protecting Client Confidentiality
  • Attorney Fees
  • Malpractice Liability Risks
    1. Negligence
    2. Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    3. Fraud

Sale of Property and Distributions

  • Disposition of Real Estate – Title Issues in Probate
  • Retirement Plans and IRA Distributions
  • Life Insurance and Other Beneficiary Designations and Accounts
  • Preliminary and Final Distributions
  • Calculating Augmented Estate and Spousal Elective Share
  • Dealing with the Surviving Family Members and Other Beneficiaries
  • Solving the Problem of Liquidity
  • Distributions to Trusts

Hoffmeyer Speaking for NBI on Title Insurance and Real Estate

William Hoffmeyer Speaking on Title Insurance, Legal Ethics and Drafting Purchase/Sale Agreements and Deeds for NBI On August 17, 2015, Partner William Hoffmeyer joins NBI (the National Business Institute) to speak at Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions. During this seminar, Hoffmeyer will be teaching other attorneys about important issues related to […]

New Office in Mt. Wolf, PA

THE LAW OFFICES OF HOFFMEYER & SEMMELMAN,  LLP announce the opening of their NEW SATELLITE OFFICE at Diehl’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc. 87  S. Main Street, Mt Wolf, PA  17347 Consultations by appointment only Call:  717-846-8846 www.hoffsemm.com

William Hoffmeyer Presented at PBA County Council of Bar Leaders

William F. Hoffmeyer, founding partner in the law firm Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP,   served as a panel member at a seminar for  the Pennsylvania Bar Association County Council of Bar Leaders held in Lancaster last month.  The topic discussed was “How to Prevent and Report the Unauthorized Practice of Law”.   Attorney Hoffmeyer is Co-Chairman and […]

William Hoffmeyer Presented Real Estate Sales in Estate Administration: Essential Legal Considerations

William F. Hoffmeyer,  Senior Partner in the law firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP and an expert witness in real estate matters throughout Pennsylvania, presented a national teleconference  entitled “Real Estate Sales in Estate Administration: Essential Legal Considerations” for attorneys and legal professionals throughout the United States.