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-seeded 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.
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.
Awards and Recognitions
Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Clayton, 2010-2011
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2010, 2013
•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 their nationwide real estate leasing, acquisitions and dispositions. Also represented a privately held transportation company in the $95 million sale of six river terminals located in multiple states.
•Represented the developer in a $95 million construction loan for development of a 17-story office tower.
8.21.13 Drafting Better Apartment Documents, Colorado Real Estate Journal
Real Estate, Development & Construction
3.27.12 Drafting Tips to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions, Law360
11.11.11 The Basics of 'Gross-Up' Provisions, Law360
1.01.02 Trying to Halt the Procedural Merry-Go-Round: The Ripeness of Regulatory Takings Claims After Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, Saint Louis University Law Journal
In The News
10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
1.04.12 Twelve Husch Blackwell Attorneys Added to Partnership in 2012
Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
10.13.10 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2010 Names 64 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; An Additional 20 Listed as Rising Stars
10.22.09 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009 Names 73 Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys