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Overview

William is the fourth generation of Hofs involved in the real estate, construction and development industry.

His family owns Hof Construction Inc., a St. Louis commercial general contractor established in 1911. William himself worked for Hof Construction for many years and was a member of Union Laborers Local 110.

Today, in his legal practice, William continues to use that deep-seated knowledge to focus on transactional matters regarding real estate, development, construction, and financing law.

He regularly represents local, national, and international clients in all aspects of their real estate needs, including: 

  • Real estate acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Office, warehouse, industrial and retail leasing. 
  • Construction contracting and construction administration. 
  • Development of complex mission-critical real estate assets and facilities. 
  • Facilities management.

William also has extensive experience representing lenders in commercial real estate loans. He is a certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Certification Institute.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2018-2019
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Clayton, 2010-2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2010, 2013-2017

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Woolsack
      Saint Louis University Law Journal, Childress Lecture editor
  • B.S.B.A., Saint Louis University
    • summa cum laude
    • Economics

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
  • U.S. Green Building Council, St. Louis Chapter
Experience
  • Represents multiple manufacturing companies in their plant and warehouse acquisitions, dispositions and leasing throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Advises financial services providers in the acquisition and disposition of their branch bank locations.
  • Represents the producer of food-service products in its acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate throughout the United States, including the complex development of a distribution center in Kentucky involving land assemblage, a sale-leaseback and synthetic lease financing.
  • Represents several transportation and logistics providers in nationwide real estate leasing, acquisitions and dispositions. Also represented a privately held transportation company in $95 million sale of six river terminals in multiple states.
  • Represented the developer in a $95 million construction loan for development of a 17-story office tower.