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Joseph A. Hoffman

Dallas Office

Joseph A. Hoffman practices in most areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, public and private securities offerings, federal and state securities regulation, private equity, venture capital and debt financings, consolidations, spin-offs, going private transactions, corporate governance, intellectual property ownership, protection and licensing, and distribution and supply relationships. Joe advises clients in pre-IPO planning and restructuring matters, and in follow-on acquisitions. His broad experience includes representing issuers of securities in public and private offerings in a variety of industries such as telecommunications, aviation and manufacturing.

Joe was involved in transactions that were recognized as finalists in the M&A Awards, sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth and D CEO. He was also recognized for his work for the 2011 "Deal of the Year" at the M&A Advisor Annual Awards.

Shown below is a selection of Joseph’s engagements.

  • Counsel to a Nasdaq-listed commercial bank in a follow-on equity offering of 448,500 shares and a secondary sale of 1.89 million shares, having an aggregate offering price of $150 million.
  • Counsel to Nasdaq registrant on its $96 million initial public offering and issuance of registered securities in four follow-on acquisitions.
  • Representation of a public telecommunications company traded on Nasdaq in foreign placement of senior subordinated notes and warrants, acquisition of three interexchange carriers, and subsequent public offerings of securities.
  • Counsel to a Nasdaq company regarding a tax-free spin-off.
  • Special counsel to board of directors of NYSE company determining strategic alternatives.
  • Counsel to private equity group in sale of software company to Nasdaq Fortune 100 technology company.
  • Counsel to issuers of securities in public and private offerings, including a golf equipment manufacturer/distributor in its initial public offering.
  • Counsel to a private equity group in the acquisition of a construction-related fabrication and distribution company, involving multiple levels of debt and equity financing, and its subsequent acquisition by an NYSE company.
  • Representation of a Nasdaq health products supply and distribution company in a number of acquisitions of domestic and foreign distributors.
  • Representation of a family-held business in a recapitalization and subsequent investment by a private equity group.
  • Representation of a public telecommunications company traded on Nasdaq in its acquisition by an NYSE company.
  • Provision of advice to a public bank holding company traded on the AMEX in its acquisition by a private company.
  • Representation of an NYSE bank holding company in connection with an FDIC-assisted reorganization and public rights offering.
  • Representation of an AMEX bank holding company in underwritten offerings of common stock and trust preferred securities.
  • Representation of a private telecommunications company in its acquisition of a division of an international NYSE company.
  • Provision of advice to clients in pre-IPO planning and restructuring matters.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Legal 500, 2012, 2014–2015
December 12, 2013
Contracts 101 | BDO 2013 Year-End Accounting and Tax Update | Dallas, Texas
Joseph A. Hoffman


  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, with honors
  • BA, Saint Vincent College, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Legal 500
2012, 2014–2015
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  • Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • General Counsel Forum, Underwriter Board of Directors
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