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A. Kimberly Hoffman, A. Kimberly

A. Kimberly Hoffman

Morris James LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 888-5209

Practice Areas

  • Environmental & Energy
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Real Estate

A. Kimberly Hoffman has more than 15 years of experience advising and representing clients primarily on commercial real estate transactions, land use, and environmental matters.  She has assisted clients with strategic land use planning, legislative matters, and formal proceedings before Federal, state, and local agencies, including Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Army Corps of Engineers, as well as Delaware local governments’ Planning Boards and Boards of Adjustment.

Kimberly represents a diverse group of local and national developers, property owners, and institutions. Her representative client list includes publicly traded companies, builders, casinos, schools, telecommunications carriers, healthcare providers, churches, investors, and individuals with complex real estate issues. She handles all land use, title, transactional, and real estate litigation issues, including substantial acquisition, financing, and leasing matters, and acts as local counsel in multi-state transactions.  In the workout context, she advises lenders and investors on zoning permits and approvals during property disposition, and in pursuing foreclosure and similar remedies.  Kimberly chairs the firm’s land use practice and heads the multi-disciplinary Morris James Healthcare Team, recently having had a scholarly article on healthcare policy accepted for national publication by the American Bar Association's national publication, Urban Lawyer.

Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012) notes that Kimberly "is extremely responsive, day and night," and is described as a "top person" for land use regulation and zoning matters.  In 2011, Chambers USA reported that Kimberly "is commended by clients for her ability in complex zoning law issues. Clients applaud her for understanding not only the law itself, but also how individual federal, state and local agencies apply it in practice."  Kimberly has been listed as a leading land use lawyer by Chambers USA since 2007.


    Approval of in-patient hospice and rehabilitation facilities
    Zoning opinions supporting funding of a green energy transaction
    Certiorari appeals of Board of Adjustment and Planning Board decisions
    Represented national builder with multiple drainage violation notices, resolving matter without fines or penalties being levied
    Negotiated favorable resolution of boundary line dispute with railroad
    Challenged deed restriction validity in court and achieved settlement enabling desired new use of highrise
    Settlement of malpractice actions against surveyors/engineers for fraction of alleged liability
    Ongoing creation, acquisition, and lease of numerous medical condominiums
    Solar farm lease successfully negotiated and documented
    Ongoing guidance to regional bank on environmental liabilities in workout context
    Restructured real estate equity provider’s portfolio
    Subdivided numerous rural and urban lands into residential lots
    Foreclosed on hotel property for lender
    Real estate tax appeal resulting in $1,000,000 reduction assessed value
    Represented national wireless communications provider in lease of fire company’s tower and zoning approval of installed equipment

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Delaware Licensed Title Insurance Agent
American Bar Association

Community Affiliations

American Diabetes Association – Delaware, Father of the Year Committee Member
Delaware Alumnae Chair for Bryn Mawr College
American Diabetes Association, Executive Committee of Delmar Community Leadership Board
Previous New Castle County Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors
Previous East Side Charter School, Board of Directors
Previous Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, Board of Directors

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