Erdman and Hockfield, LLP

Erdman and Hockfield, LLP

Experienced and Respected Charlotte Attorneys.

Firm Overview

Charlotte, North Carolina Business, Family and Personal Injury Attorneys Delivering High-Quality Legal Representation

Seasoned attorneys with more than 100 combined years of legal experience successfully helping clients:
Erdman and Hockfield, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina represents clients in Charlotte and throughout Mecklenburg County in matters of business and corporate law, family law and personal injury. The attorneys at Erdman and Hockfield, LLP have more than 100 combined years of experience providing effective legal services. We are a highly respected law firm, and our well-known attorneys are focused on our clients. We are more than willing to take on challenges to lead you to positive solutions in your legal matters. We communicate with clients to ensure that you understand your options and provide honest and efficient legal advice and representation to help you strategize and secure your goals. We are transparent in all of our dealings with our clients so that we provide you with peace of mind. We are responsive to each client, and we deliver quality legal solutions in a timely fashion. We strive to resolve disputes amicably through mediation. However, if going to trial becomes necessary, we stand ready to represent you to the fullest. Many of our clients refer us to others, a testament to our skill and ability to help you.

Respected practice providing clients with personalized legal services:
Erdman and Hockfield, LLP upholds the highest ethical standards in legal practice. We fully apply our capabilities to the benefit of each client - providing quality, results-oriented legal representation. We are many clients' number-one referral choice, a testament to our:
--Reputation - Our firm is nationally recognized and respected as a preeminent peer-reviewed firm in the country because of our exceptional legal ability and ethics. We are committed to upholding the quality legal services that have earned us the highest peer-review rating.
--Personalized attention - We focus our attention on each client. Our attorneys work personally with you to ensure that you receive the best-possible legal representation. We keep our lines of communication open so that you can always voice your concerns; our lawyers will take timely, appropriate action to best serve your legal needs.
--Experience - Our attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience helping clients in their legal matters and dispute resolution. We are known for securing favorable outcomes through mediation without the added stress and expense of a trial. Nevertheless, we have extensive trial experience to make use of if the need arises to secure you a positive outcome.

Dedicated attorneys serving clients in a variety of practice areas:
Erdman and Hockfield, LLP is devoted to providing quality legal services in matters of business and corporate law, family law, personal injury, commercial real estate and franchise law.
--Business and corporate law - In our business and corporate law practice, we help clients with business formation, due diligence, financial investment counseling, contract review and development, and buy-and-sell agreements.
--Family law - In our family law practice, we listen to your needs -and to what is important to you -we help you reach solutions in matters such as adoption, divorce, child custody and support.
--Personal injury - In our personal injury practice, we help those who have been injured because of the negligence of others in matters involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls and unsafe work conditions.

Main Office

Main Office
2300 East Seventh Street, Suite 100
Charlotte NC 28204-3313






Business and Corporate Law.

Trusted business allies:
If you are planning to start your own business in North Carolina, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Erdman & Hockfield, LLP helps individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy-and-sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

With more than 100 combined years of industry experience, Erdman & Hockfield, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina is well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, we work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and to provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing Your Business Dreams:
A focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. Erdman & Hockfield, LLP reviews your business plans and advises on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. Erdman & Hockfield, LLP also looks after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

Helping Business Owners Move Forward:
Erdman & Hockfield, LLP works closely with business owners to ensure that businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, help with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. Our attorneys are seasoned negotiators and litigators: They know how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

Steven A. Hockfield

Erdman and Hockfield, LLP

ISLN: 906448487

Practice Areas:
-Commercial and Corporate Law
-Contract Law
-Franchise Law

1970, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Law School:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.

-26th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bars
-North Carolina and American Bar Associations
-ABA Forum on Franchising
-Associate Member, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

-Phi Beta Kappa
-Beta Gamma Sigma
-Phi Alpha Delta
-Listed in: Business North Carolina, 2005, 2010 and 2011 - Legal Elite, Business Law
-Listed in 2006-2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate Law
-Member, State Banking Commission, 1979-1987.
-Member, Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003-2007.

Durham, North Carolina


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juris Doctorate,

David W. Erdman

Erdman and Hockfield, LLP

ISLN: 907578022

Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation
-Civil Litigation
-Personal Injury
-Contested Wills
-Matrimonial Law

1975: North Carolina; and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Law School:
Georgetown University, J.D.

-26th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bars
-North Carolina and American Bar Associations
-North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
-American Association for Justice (formerly, Association of Trial Lawyers of America).

-Listed in Business North Carolina, 2007-2011 Legal Elite, Family Law
-National President, A.B.A. Law Student Division, 1974-1975
-Charlotte City Council At-Large Member, 1999
-Member, North Carolina Employment Security Commission, 1978-1982.

Camp LeJeune, North Carolina


Georgetown University
Juris Doctorate,