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Hoffman Dorchik LLP
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Hoffman Dorchik LLP is a  Calgary law firm founded in 1980 by Gordon J. Hoffman and Michael J. Dorchik, with a variety of practice areas including Corporate, Commercial, and Residential Real Estate, Wills & Estates, Personal Injury and  Litigation Services, and Foreclosures.

Our law office is conveniently located across from Chinook Centre on Macleod Trail South.


Hoffman Dorchik LLP  has experience and expertise in all aspects of corporate law. We provide our clients experienced legal counsel in  all stages of your  business endeavors.  Starting with  advice on the incorporation and formation of your business, and suitable structure for facilitating  your  growth.

Properly defining the parameters of the relationships between shareholders, directors and business partners. To avoid future disputes,we can guide you through all corporate governance-related matters right from the beginning.

  • Incorporation
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Business structures
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Maintaining corporate records
  • Contracts
  • Commercial leases

We also help with major corporate transactions

  • Corporate reorganizations (amalgamations, rollovers, share restructuring)
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Commercial leases corporate governance matters
  • Share purchase and sale transactions
  • Asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Buyout transactions

Commercial & Residential Real Estate

Hoffman Dorchik LLP  can craft leasing agreements with an eye towards a stable, long-term landlord-tenant relationship. Since 1980 we have helped international corporations, public companies,  local start-ups, and retailers seeking commercial space, to balance risk mitigation  and flexibility.

We have advised many clients on real estate transactions, commercial leasing issues, and practical solutions for financing components. We also build your compliance  with applicable laws and regulations. We have acted for landlords, tenants and lenders and understand all sides of a transaction:

  • Acquisition & development
  • Mortgage financing
  • residential conveyancing
  • commercial leasing
  • buying and selling office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-family residential and mixed-use properties

Banking & Commercial Lending

Hoffman Dorchik LLP  works with lenders, including several of Canada’s leading banks and credit unions, life insurance companies, pension funds, trust companies, government lenders, public and private corporations, as well as individual lenders. We help clients find creative solutions  to provide flexibility while satisfying a  lender’s security needs.

  • Corporate lending
  • Working capital loans/capital loans
  • Project financing
  • Mortgage/real estate financing
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Construction financing
  • Acquisition financing

Transaction Financing

Hoffman Dorchik LLP  provides decades of experience and a broad range of expertise with  both equity and debt based financial transactions. We help with preparation and negotiation of term sheets, and provide advice on exit strategies, and more.

  • Drafting and review of guarantees
  • Preparation of real and personal property security documentation
  • Registration of security interests

Wills & Estates

The lawyers at Hoffman Dorchik LLP work diligently to protect family wealth and the rights of the beneficiaries. We offer a wide range of estate planning services. For example, we can assist you with:

  • Will preparation and interpretation
  • Formation of trusts
  • Freeze and roll-over transactions
  • Powers of attorney
  • Contested wills
  • Variations and terminations of wills and trusts
  • Support and family patrimony claims

Personal Injury

Personal injury and motor vehicle accidents can ruin your life, affect your ability to work, your ability to do routine activities that we take for granted, as well as cause great financial damage and loss to your business. You often must endure physical pain, emotional turmoil, medical tests, insurance claims and investigations, dealing with the police, visits to the court, and more.

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • ATV Accidents

We also help with other types of accidents:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog and Animal Bites
  • Brain and Spinal Injuries

Litigation Services

At Hoffman Dorchik LLP , resolving business disputes is our business. When business disputes escalate into litigation or arbitration, you can count on us to protect your interests and aggressively pursue a favourable resolution for you.  Our litigators are experienced in both federal and provincial court and in a wide variety of domestic commercial arbitration proceedings.

  • Breach of contract
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Builder’s lien claims
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Debtor and creditor issues (including debt collection)
  • Collections and recovering money
  • Corporate and commercial law


The lawyers at Hoffman Dorchik LLP have extensive experience in representing both lenders and home owners in foreclosure proceedings. Whether you are a lender or home owner we pride ourselves on preserving the equity of the property being foreclosed upon in the most cost-effective manner possible.

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