PROMINENT Tralee legal firm, Pierse McCarthy Lucey LLP Solicitors, are pleased to announce the recent promotion (May 2020) of Alex Hoffman as a partner in the firm, which is situated on Ashe Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Alex joined the firm in September 2018, having previously trained and worked with P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons, Solicitors in Cork City for 15 years, where he practised in the firm’s commercial & residential property, commercial/corporate, and banking/finance departments. He now joins the existing partners, Risteard Pierse, Katie McCarthy and Niall Lucey, around the partnership table.
Originally from Annascaul, County Kerry, Alex graduated from the University of Limerick in 2003 with a Bachelor of Laws in Law & European Studies and qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. He subsequently studied with the Irish Taxation Institute and qualified as an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 2010.
Alex is the son of dairy farmers Robert and Sandra Hoffman of Annascaul and he has strong GAA connections through his wife, Kay Healy who is a Dingle-native and daughter of the late Pat Healy, former Chairman of Tralee Club Kerins O’Rahillys. Alex and Kay have three young children who are enjoying life in the Kingdom. Alex’s sporting interests include Rugby, GAA, cycling and hillwalking.
Speaking on his promotion, Alex said: “I am delighted to be joining the partnership at such a well-respected and progressive law firm as Pierse McCarthy Lucey LLP. Since its establishment in 1974, the firm has earned a great reputation for the quality of service it provides to its clients and I look forward to continuing to work with the team and using my knowledge and experience to grow the firm and expand the services which we offer.”
Risteard Pierse, Managing Partner of Pierse McCarthy Lucey LLP said: “We are delighted to welcome Alex into the partnership. He has been a great addition to the team since joining the firm in September 2018 and we are confident that his experience and expertise across a range of specialities will continue to enhance our firm and the services we provide. Over the years, Alex has acted for a wide range of clients including prominent commercial property developers, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and private & corporate clients. Alex also has considerable experience in Agricultural Law, Probate & the Administration of Estates, Taxation, as well as Residential Conveyancing. We look forward to our clients benefiting from his considerable ability and expertise over the coming years.”
Alex’s areas of expertise are Commercial Property, Banking & Finance, Landlord & Tenant, Corporate/Commercial and Insolvency & Restructuring. He also has considerable experience in the areas of Agricultural Law, Probate & the Administration of Estates, Taxation, as well as Residential Conveyancing.
Alex is also a Chartered Tax Advisor and tutored students of the Law Society of Ireland in the areas of business law, covering topics such as company formations, shareholders and subscription agreements, franchising and distribution agreements, agency, competition law, alternative dispute resolution, and share/assets sales.