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James J. Hoctor



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With over 28 years of legal experience, Jim Hoctor has extensive experience with the formation and reorganization of businesses,  as well as with helping clients purchase and sell businesses.

Jim also has significant experience with a wide range of federal income tax issues relating to the formation, capitalization, restructuring and sale of business entities. He has experience in representing startup and early-stage companies both with respect to their capital raising efforts and legal issues relating to their operations. He has also represented investors in startup and early-stage companies.

Jim represents and has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, distributing, hospitalitysenior livingreal estate, home-building, contracting and professional services. Jim also has significant experience with helping clients structure, negotiate and document joint ventures for real estate investment and development as well as for operating businesses.

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  • Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art, Inc., Board of Directors (2001-2011)


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2006-2022
  • Listed in Legal 500 US as a Leading Attorney in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts
  • Listed in Madison Who's Who of Executives and Professionals
  • "Florida Legal Elite" 2006 Florida Trend Magazine
  • Recognized in Marquis Who's Who
  • "Florida's Top Lawyers" Florida Monthly Magazine

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar


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