Kari Hoffhines joins Crowe & Dunlevy

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced Kari Hoffhines has joined the firm as an associate in the banking and financial institutions practice group in the firm’s Oklahoma City office.

“Crowe & Dunlevy is honored to have Kari join our firm,” said Kevin Gordon, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “Her experience in the banking industry will be a great asset for our clients.”

Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Hoffhines gained a variety of experience in the banking industry serving several roles for Legacy Bank. Hoffhines served as Legacy's trust officer. She ran the trust department for over two years, where she administered the client relationships, expanded the fiduciary portfolio of securities and managed the various securities, mineral interests and real estate holdings within the global trust portfolio. During that same time, Hoffhines worked in Legacy's legal department, where she assisted the general counsel with loan document preparation, contract drafting, bankruptcies, foreclosures, garnishments, levies and various lawsuits. Prior to that time, Hoffhines worked for several years in commercial loan underwriting, where she structured the financing of multi-million dollar deals in the commercial real estate, oil and gas, and healthcare industries. During her employment with Legacy, Hoffhines worked through several bank exams, developing a good relationship with Oklahoma state and federal regulators.

In addition, Hoffhines is active in the Oklahoma City community, serving on the 2010 and 2011 McBride Foundation Board of the annual golf tournament, assisting Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park with the Art Council of Oklahoma City’s annual Arts Festival and volunteering for Arise Ministries. She is also a member of the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Counsel.

Hoffhines received her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and was on the faculty and dean’s honor rolls. She also holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance from the University of Central Oklahoma.

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