Hoffman Law is a recognized leader in community association law. We are known for our responsiveness, legal acumen, leadership in the association industry and our unwavering focus and commitment to education. We strive to solve problems efficiently and effectively and have a reputation for being at the forefront of the industry for the benefit of our clients.
Our founder and Managing Member, Edward Hoffman, Jr., is a Fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers, a prestigious designation earned by less than 175 attorneys in the United States since it was established in 1993. Fellows of the College are among the most respected community association attorneys in the country for their legal skill and ethical standards.
Ed serves in a leadership role as the Chair of CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee and is a member of CAI’s Poconos Mountain Regional Council.
Ed is a prolific author and well-received speaker on community association topics and has been published and presented on community association law and related topics both regionally and nationally, including seven articles published in CAI’s national magazine, Common Ground, and having previously presented seven times at CAI’s national Community Association Law Seminar.
Ed has received numerous accolades and awards regionally and nationally, including:
• CAI National Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award (2019) for “Religion in Community Associations: Fair Housing or Free Speech”.
• CAI National Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award (2017) for “Social Media in Community Associations”.
• “Top Attorney” in Real Estate (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Suburban Life/Philadelphia Life Magazine.
• “Local Legal Leader” (2017), Lehigh Valley Magazine.
• “Select Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation (2014, 2015), Select Lawyers of the Lehigh Valley.
• Poconos Mountain Regional Council Volunteer of the Year (2014), CAI Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter.
Ed is interviewed on a regular basis for national publications and digital media for his opinion and guidance on community association law topics and has recorded podcasts and webinars for CAI on a regional and national basis.
Ed represents and counsels homeowners associations, condominiums and planned communities on a full range of issues including litigation, governing document drafting, amendments and revisions, transition, covenant enforcement, assessment violations and collections. Ed regularly counsels associations on the proper use of social media, websites, technology and other cutting-edge issues and is a recognized authority on how “tech” issues impact community associations. Ed also practices insurance defense litigation exclusively on behalf of community associations to represent and defend associations against general liability and director and officer liability claims.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|PMRC Volunteer of the Year||Community Associations Institute - PA/Del-Val Chapter||2014|
|Founder and Managing Member||Hoffman Law LLC||2021 - Present|
|Partner & Co-Founder||Barrow | Hoffman||2015 - 2021|
|Shareholder||Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.||2010 - 2015|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Post & Schell||2003 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Sacks Weston||2002 - 2003|
|Appellate Law Clerk||Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania||2001 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Community Associations Institute||Member, Lehigh Valley Planning Committee||2015 - Present|
|Community Associations Institute||Delegate at Large, PA Legislative Action Committee||2015 - Present|
|Lehigh County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Northampton County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Defense Institute||Member, Board of Directors||2015 - 2021|
|Community Associations Institute||Member, Pocono Mountains Regional Council||2012 - 2015|
|Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia (AAGP)||Member, Legislative Committee||2011 - 2015|
|North Penn Legal Services||Member, Board of Directors||2011 - 2016|
|Community Associations Institute||Member, Membership Committee||2010 - 2014|
|The Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn||Member||2003 - 2010|
|Community Assets Magazine||What's Going on Legislatively in 2016?||2016|
|Network Magazine||Are You Thinking of Buying a Home in a Community Association or Condominium Association?||2016|
|Community Assets Magazine||Legislative Briefing 2015 (CAI PA-LAC)||2015|
|Community Associations Institute Law Seminar Materials||Avoid Fair Housing Complaints: Strategies from an Attorney and Insurance Professional (co-author)||2015|
|Community Assets Magazine||Who’s In; Who’s Out? Rental & Occupancy Restrictions in the Community Association (co-author)||2015|
|PBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter, Pennsylvania Bar Association||Rental and Occupancy Restrictions in the Community Association (co-author)||2015|
|Community Assets Magazine||Won't You Be My Neighbor? Fair Housing in Your Community Association.||2015|
|Common Ground Magazine||No Gain, All Pain: Litigation Hurts. Head off the Trauma by Following These Practical Tips.||2015|
|Community Assets Magazine||Sinkholes in Common Interest Communities (co-author)||2014|
|Common Ground Magazine||Q&A: What Could Happen If Our Condominium Association Does Not Hire Lifeguards?||2014|
|Common Ground Magazine||Ask the Experts Q&A: Gas Lock||2014|
|New Jersey Association Help Now||Sinkholes In Common Interest Communities: The Technical, Legal, Financial and Insurance Issues (co-author)||2014|
|Common Ground Magazine||All's Fair||2014|
|Common Ground Magazine||Q&A: What legal and ethical considerations does an HOA face when children are left home alone by member-owner parents?||2013|
|Community Assets Magazine||An Introduction to Short Sales and Foreclosures for Community Associations||2012|
|Common Ground Magazine||Social Safety: How An Association Can Stay In Control Of Its Online World||2012|
|Community Assets Magazine||Does My Association Really Need Director & Officer Liability Insurance?||2011|
|Community Assets Magazine||Community Associations in the Information Age: How to Stay in Control and Out of Court||2011|
|Lehigh Valley Marketplace Magazine||What to Look for When Purchasing a Home in a Common Interest Community||2011|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||J.D.||2000|
|California State University, Fullerton||MS - Master of Science||1996|
|Temple University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|National Community Association Law Seminar (New Orleans, LA)||Avoiding Litigation and Utilizing ADR When You Can’t||2016|
|Live Seminar||Buying and Selling Within Condos and Planned Communities||2016|
|Community Association Law Seminar (San Francisco, CA)||Avoid Fair Housing Complaints: Strategies from an Attorney and Insurance Professional||2015|
|Live Seminar||Buying and Selling Within Condos and Planned Communities||2015|
|Real Estate Institute||Rental & Occupancy Restrictions in Community Associations||2015|
|Live Seminar||Fair Housing - Manager Education||2015|
|Live Seminar||Prohibited Practices and Other Residential Landlord Liability Issues||2015|
|Seminar||That Sinking Feeling: The Emerging Sinkhole Problem in the Lehigh Valley||2014|
|Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market||Landlord-Tenant Law||2014|
|Live Seminar, Philadelphia, PA||Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Pennsylvania||2014|
|For CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) certification||Fair Housing Issues||2013|
|Training for Community Association Managers||Collections, Delinquencies, Foreclosures and Short Sales||2012|
|Webinar||Safely Social: Legal Issues of Social Media for Associations||2011|
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