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Francis J. Hoegen

Francis J. Hoegen, Member

Year Joined Firm

Francis J. Hoegen, Member1989

For the past 31 years Frank has represented National, Regional and Local business entities in cases involving Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals or obtaining other forms of real estate tax relief (LERTA-PILOT). Frank assisted clients with the purchase, zoning, developing, financing, leasing, and other real estate needs during that same period of time. When the national economy has declined or when a company has encountered AN unexpected change in its financial status, Frank has assisted those companies with their debt workout/restructuring arrangements. More recently, Frank has advised and guided local developers with the acquisition and repositioning of former commercial buildings into mixed use residential and commercial facilities.

Areas of Practice

    • Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals
    • Commercial Loan Workout / Debt Restructuring
  • Business Development / Corporate Formation
    • Asset-Based Financing
    • Purchase and Sale of a Business
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Purchase and Sale of Commercial
    • Real Estate
    • Land Use / Zoning / Land
  • Development / Subdivision
  • Commercial Collections
  • Construction Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 1989

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
  • J.D. – 1989
  • Law Review: Capital University, Member, 1987 – 1988
  • Law Review: Capital University, Executive Notes Editor, 1988 – 1989
  • St Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont
  • B.A. – 1984

Representative Cases

Martin v. Sun Pipe Line Co., 666 A.2d 637 (Pa. 1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist – Moot Court Competition, 1987 – 1988
  • Order of the Curia
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law
  • National Outstanding Student Award, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Dean of Capital University Chapter of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, President, Young Lawyers Division, 1990 – 1991
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Middle Bankruptcy Bar of Middle District of Pennsylvania, Member
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Board of Directors
  • King’s College, Member
  • Advisory Board FNCB Bank, Member
  • Responsible Party Services, Inc. (not-for-profit), President

Past Employment Positions

  • Hoegen Hoegen Kelley & Polishan, Partner, 1994 – 2007
  • Hoegen & Marsh, Associate, 1989 – 1994
  • Wesp & Osterkamp, Law Clerk, 1988 – 1989
  • Justice Robert E. Holmes, Supreme Court of Ohio, Summer Intern, 1988
  • Professor Roberta Mitchell, Capital University Law School, Teaching Assistant, 1988 – 1989
  • Sparr Nursing Home, Administrator, 1986 – 1987

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi