Meet Mark L. Hoffman and His Team

Mark L. Hoffman is an estate planning lawyer who provides legal counsel on Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, and Business and Property Transaction matters to clients throughout Northeast Ohio. Contact us.

Mark L. HoffmanMark and his team have a strong commitment to giving back to the community. He serves as a legal advisor to several nonprofits and community groups, and is a volunteer attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


  • Ph.D.: Case Western Reserve University, 1978
  • J. D.: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A.: The George Washington University with Special Honors, 1973
  • Graduate: Cleveland Heights High School, 1970

Continuing Education

  • Estate planning is one of the most complex areas of the law. There are significant changes on both the state and federal level almost every year.
  • In addition to reading many journals and Web-based reports weekly, he typically attends twice as many hours of continuing legal education above what is required by the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Mark’s commitment to keeping abreast of changes in the law is part of his commitment to providing the highest level of legal services to his clients.


  • All Courts of Ohio
  • All Levels of the Federal Courts
  • United States Tax Court


  • “Alternate Remedies and Legal Challenges to Discriminatory Television
  • Advertising,” Hoffman, Mark L., University Microfilm International; Ann Arbor,
  • Michigan, 1978
  • “Day in the Life Films – Coming of Age in the Courtroom,” Preiser, Monty L., and Hoffman, Mark L., Trial Magazine, August/September, 1981


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association


  • Super Lawyers 2008
  • Northeast Ohio Top 250 “Leading Lawyers,” Inside Business 2001-2010
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  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • The American Association for Justice, National Meeting, 2009
  • The Sorbonne University, Paris, 2012
  • Banks, financial planners and investment firms, annually

Personal Interests

Family time with his wife and children are a priority in his life.

Mark has a passion for arts and music, performing on the trumpet with various ensembles about 25 times each year. He enjoys traveling and has visited some very remote places across six continents. He also is an avid runner, cyclist, hiker and skier.

Rebecca Yingst Price

Becky PriceRebecca Yingst Price has devoted her legal career to helping families and individuals with estate planning, estate and trust administration, real estate and commercial enterprises. She believes that there is no substitute for proper legal planning to protect loved ones. Ms. Price has vast experience working with families with young children and disabled children in building estate plans that will allow their parents to rest assured that their children’s financial stability has been taken care of in the long-term. Ms. Price also works with single people and couples at all stages of life who share a long-term vision of for financial security for their loved ones, their pets, their vacation homes, or their favorite charities.

Ms. Price often works with families addressing the financial and emotional issues stemming from the loss of a loved one. She provides expert guidance to families navigating the estate administration process, whether the assets must be administered through the Probate Court, a Trust, or directly with a financial institution. Ms. Price has seen first hand how overwhelming the Probate Process can be for people unfamiliar with this administration. She has provided clients with the sound legal advice to allow them to address issues, such as, an estate that has multiple financial accounts, life insurance policies, real estate, a small business, debts and other financial complications. Proving you with the necessary legal assistance to address these types of issues in the most difficult of times motivates Ms. Price every day.

Ms. Price earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2003 and was sworn in by the Ohio Supreme Court to practice law that same year. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from University of Rochester in 1999, followed by a year of teaching English in Santiago, Chile, where she became fluent in Spanish. She began her legal career working at the Cleveland law firm of Thompson Hine. Thereafter she served as a judicial staff attorney at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas as judicial staff attorney, first for the Judge Peggy Foley Jones and later for the Judge John J. Russo. Ms. Price built her estate planning and probate practice as an attorney with Gallup & Burns from 2007 through 2015. She is also Of Counsel to both the law office of David B. Gallup, Co. LPA and Law Office of Mark E. Porter, LLC through Of Counsel relationships.


The Supreme Court of Ohio, ADR: Basic Mediation & Uniform Mediation Action, June 2013

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member 2013-Present
    • Professional Organization of Attorney, Accountants and Financial Planners that supports the team concept of estate planning.
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • The Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
    • Women In Law (WIL) Section, Member
    • Chair of the first WIL Wellness Retreat at the Global Center in January 2015 for professional women focusing on nutrition, exercise, and stress management. All net-proceeds to benefited ZENworks Yoga a non-profit organization that brings yoga into underserved communities in the Cleveland area.
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, Member
  • Future Heights, Board of Directors, January 2015-Present
    • A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to inspiring and facilitating communication, collaboration, engagement and empowerment account our communities to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland Heights and University Heights.
    • Co-Chair 2015 Future Heights Auction
  • City of Cleveland Heights Citizens Advisory Committee, Member, 2011-2014
  • Researched Community Development Needs and the Consolidated Plan of Cleveland Heights, and Advised City of Cleveland Heights Counsel on the allocation of Federal Block Grant Funds
  • Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Spring 2005 – 2008 (4 seasons)
  • Division II State Tournament Final Four Participant, 2007
  • Volunteer Varsity Lacrosse Coach, 2010-present

Christine D’Andrea

Christine D’AndreaSince 1989, Christine D’Andrea has worked for Mark Hoffman as a legal assistant.

Christine’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling all appointments
  • Reviewing information provided by clients for their estate plans, probate matters or business transactions and obtaining any missing information either through the client or additional sources with client permission (i.e., asset holders, governmental agencies, etc.)
  • Preparing documents
  • Notarization of documents
  • Answering client’s day-to-day questions and requests that do not require attorney involvement
  • Handling asset transfers for clients and estates
  • Monitoring pending court matters

Cheryl Mlckovsky

Cheryl MlckovskySince 2000, Cheryl Mlckovsky has served as the office manager and Mark Hoffman’s legal assistant.

Cheryl’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Answering client’s day-to-day questions and requests that do not require attorney involvement
  • Database searches
  • Data entry
  • Monitoring pending court matters
  • Preparing documents
  • Notarizing of documents