Eric James Hoffmann



Eric Hoffmann is an associate attorney in Foley’s Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices and handles corporate and transactional matters for domestic and international clients. Eric has worked on a wide range of transactional matters for U.S. and international energy clients, including exploration and production companies, midstream entities and oilfield service providers. He has drafted, negotiated, or reviewed various energy-related agreements, including:

  • Gas gathering agreements
  • Access agreements
  • Gas purchase agreements (and oil purchase agreements)
  • Gas processing agreements and gas treating agreements
  • Transportation agreements
  • Operating agreements and oil and gas leases

Beyond Eric's energy background, Eric’s practice also includes an emphasis on general corporate needs, including business startups and handling and drafting/negotiating all underlying agreements related to merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance and general commercial contracts for a wide range of clients, including those in the healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, services and entertainment industries.

Eric has earned a reputation among his clients and colleagues for being direct, to the point and responsive.

Representative Energy Industry Experience

  • Representation of midstream client in drafting and negotiating a form of master marine terminal services agreement
  • Representation of midstream client in sale of its midstream assets in West Virginia
  • Representation of private-equity client in purchase of upstream assets in the Michigan Basin
  • Representation of a global energy company in its purchase of an ethanol plant
  • Representation of oil & gas energy technology startup in navigating the venture capital investment process


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2013)
    • Staff Editor, SMU International Law Review Association
    • Recipient, State Bar of Texas Oil & Gas Scholarship
    • Recipient, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • Member, Corporate Law Association, Real Estate Law
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2010)
    • Finance


  • Texas (2013)
  • Colorado (2017)