GrayRobinson Welcomes Shareholder James J. Hoctor to Business Law Section

June 28, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – GrayRobinson today announced Jim Hoctor has joined its Business Law Section in the Orlando office, where he will focus his practice on all aspects of corporate and business transactions, including the formation, reorganization, sale, and purchase of businesses, as well as applicable tax implications.

“Jim has been a part of the Orlando community for years, and has built an impressive reputation as a highly effective corporate and transactional attorney,” said GrayRobinson President and CEO Dean Cannon. “He has an extensive background in both tax and mergers and acquisitions, which combined with his diligent and honest approach, are the kind of attributes our clients look for. We’re excited Jim has joined GrayRobinson.”

In his 32 year career, Hoctor has closed numerous merger and acquisition transactions across a wide number of industries. He also has significant experience forming and negotiating joint ventures for real estate investment and development. Hoctor frequently represents clients with respect to capital raising transactions for real estate projects and operating businesses. He also provides general counsel to closely-held companies with regard to a wide range of legal issues.

“Having worked with and known many of GrayRobinson’s shareholders for a number of years, I knew GrayRobinson was the right choice for me,” said Hoctor. “GrayRobinson is known for its firm culture and first-class services. I’m excited to embark on this new chapter of my career and be a part of a team that fosters collaboration and has the expansive resources needed to provide the best results possible for our clients.”

Hoctor received his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law, and his Master of Science in Accounting and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. He is affiliated with the American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, and Orange County Bar Association.

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