William J. Hoffman
Chairman of the Board & CEO
William J. “Bill” Hoffman is CEO of Trigild – a leading fiduciary, hospitality, and commercial real estate services firm – that he founded in 1976. He has handled over 800 Receivership and Bankruptcy Trustee appointments for over 2,600 real estate and business assets throughout North America and the Caribbean. Recent appointments include an ATM sale-leaseback Ponzi scheme for the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, a food processing plant, a tenants-in-common syndication company, and hundreds of hotels, office, retail, shopping centers, residential projects, restaurants, golf courses, and a variety of businesses.
Hoffman is an attorney, admitted to both California and New York Bar Associations, a licensed real estate broker and former Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University. He was also an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Uniform Law Committee that wrote the “Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act” currently before many state legislative bodies for approval. He is a frequent lecturer at conferences, and authored the “Trigild Deskbook” – a state-by-state guide to receivership and bankruptcy laws.
Hoffman is also co-founder of the Trigild Lender Conferences, the bi-annual preeminent symposiums for professionals who work with non-performing commercial loans. He has written over one hundred articles for numerous legal, finance, hospitality, real estate, business, and general publications. He is often interviewed on subjects including commercial real estate, hotels, receivership and bankruptcy for various media, including The Wall Street Journal, National Real Estate Investor, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, Real Estate Forum, the New York Times, GlobeSt.com, Newsday, and a variety of business and trade journals.