Hay Legal Group PLLC

The Hay Legal Group PLLC is delighted to introduce our newest team members for our North Austin office, located at Shoal Creek Blvd at Anderson Lane, on the second floor of the Bank of America building.

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Joy Stokes, Branch Manager/Escrow Officer

Joy, a veteran of the Austin title industry for many years, brings a broad knowledge base of the Central Texas Real Estate market.

With experience in all kinds of real estate contracts, from Residential to Commercial transactions – from Farm & Ranch to Development properties, she will head the office at 7900 Shoal Creek Blvd, STE 200. Learn more about Joy…

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Melissa Garcia, Escrow Processor

With more than 10 years’ experience in the title business, Melissa started in the industry to close mostly builder files and assisting with Spanish translations.

Her knowledge of many types of real estate transactions, plus several years in customer service in the financial services industry help her keep clients informed throughout the closing process, ensuring a smooth closing. Learn more about Melissa…

“We are delighted to have Joy and Melissa join our team of experienced title professionals. They bring the knowledge and expertise, plus a can do attitude to lead our newest location,” said John Hay III, Managing Partner of The Hay Group.

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Located near MoPac and Hwy. 183, the newest office is convenient for North Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Georgetown.

[AUSTIN, TX] – Kim Martinez joins the Title team as another Escrow Officer at The Hay Group, a fee office for Independence Title Company.

Moving from Texas in the 90’s with already 10 years in the real estate and title industry, Kim has experience in many areas ranging from Real Estate Agent to Real Estate Paralegal and ultimately as an Escrow Officer. She returned to Texas in 2004 and continued her career as an Escrow Officer in Austin.

With a very diverse career in real estate, she is drawn to the complexities of commercial transactions, while still enjoying residential transactions and never turns down the opportunity to work on those as well.

[AUSTIN, TX]— The Austin-based law firm of The Hay Legal Group PLLC, which serves as the successful downtown Austin fee office for Independence Title Company, announces the addition of two of the best in the industry. Heather Kelly and Ashley Boyd both join the team excited to bring their years of experience to the Firm’s successful title department.

Heather, with well over a decade of escrow experience, joins the team as Escrow Officer and will introduce her clients to the high touch customer service that has been the cornerstone of the Firm from day one.

Ashley, who joins the Firm in as Marketing Director, is eager to bring her “big business” experiences and marketing ideas and combine them with the personal touch of The Hay Group. Both are confident that the personal attention and closing in an Austin landmark will be a welcome change to clients who are used to the sterile environment of the typical title company.

“We could not be more excited to grow with Austin in 2014,” said founding member John A. Hay, III. He added, “Ashley and Heather’s personalities are a perfect fit to thrive within our growing title department, we are thrilled to have them on board!” The Firm caters to agents, bankers, builders, buyers and sellers who demand nothing but the highest level of service and attention.

The Hay Legal Group PLLC is truly a Texas law firm, with its principal office in the historic Pierre Bremond house, located at 402 W. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Founded in 2010, the Firm was honored by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce as Austin’s “Favorite Professional Services Company” for 2012.

The Hay Group is a diverse law firm and maintains an active fee office for the State’s largest title company of its kind, Independence Title Company. The Firm offers a full range of legal services and counseling in the areas of real estate, construction, development, title insurance, mortgage lending, mortgage document preparation, commercial banking, general business, outside counsel, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, energy, trademark, copyright, administrative, regulatory compliance, family, and general and commercial litigation.

[AUSTIN, TX]— Thomas S. Hoekstra joins The Hay Legal Group PLLC as Senior Counsel and will focus his practice on real estate and transactional law, business litigation, oil and gas law and environmental law. He represents a variety of individuals and companies, including developers, real estate investment companies, construction companies, oil and gas exploration and production companies, energy service companies and other business owners.

His service to his clients is based upon more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession and more than 120 first chair jury trial verdicts. With an emphasis on efficient and effective solutions to his client’s legal issues, he looks first to finding common grounds for a reasonable solution, yet not hesitating to seek justice for his clients in the courtroom.

During the course of his career, Mr. Hoekstra has defended several Fortune 500 companies, including the world’s largest energy company in which he obtained a dismissal by summary judgment in a matter filed against his client seeking $30 million in damages for surface and sub-surface contamination allegedly resulting from drilling and production activities. He has also successfully defended major telecommunications companies, contractors, and other companies in high-profile matters in federal, state, and county courts.

The Hay Legal Group PLLC is truly a Texas law firm, with its principal office in the historic Pierre Bremond house, located at 402 W. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Founded in 2010, the Firm was honored by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce as Austin’s “Favorite Professional Services Company” for 2012.

The Hay Group is a diverse law firm and maintains an active fee office for the State’s largest title company of its kind, Independence Title Company. The Firm offers a full range of legal services and counseling in the areas of real estate, construction, development, title insurance, mortgage lending, mortgage document preparation, commercial banking, general business, outside counsel, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, energy, trademark, copyright, administrative, regulatory compliance, family, and general and commercial litigation.

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