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William F. Hoffmeyer, Esquire is a founding partner, and CEO, in the Law Firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLC concentrating his practice on real estate and zoning law, corporate, estate planning, decedent's estates, and elder law. He also serves as an expert witness in real estate as well as professional malpractice in the legal, real estate and title insurance fields and matters relevant to defects in real estate titles. He was the Solicitor for the York County Tax Claim and Tax Assessment Office from 1979 to 1988.
Mr. Hoffmeyer's abilities as an attorney are recognized by his colleagues. He is an AV© Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for 16 consecutive years (2004-2020). 
A frequent lecturer, author and adjunct professor, Mr. Hoffmeyer has spoken for numerous organizations throughout Pennsylvania on topics such as real estate, legal ethics, professional ethics and title insurance. He also wrote five books on real estate related matters.


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts


  • English

Published Works

  • Abstractors Bible
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedure Manual
  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Installment Sales Contract Manual
  • How to Plot a Deed
  • Contracts of Sale for Real Estate

Professional Associations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Author, Lecturer
  • Masonic Organizations

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Attorney & CEO

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Zoning Law
  • Business
  • Partnership Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Elderly Law
  • Expert Witness in Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the East
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • PA Super Lawyers
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Central Pennsylvania Business Journal Top Lawyer
  • Sixth recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's "Pennsylvania Bar Medal" recognizing his endeavors in the fight against the unauthorized practice of law.