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Zachary Q. Hoard Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2007

The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2001

Zachary Hoard is a Member in the Business Litigation Group and the Dental Services Organization Group in the Dallas, Texas office of Dykema. Mr. Hoard advises clients nationwide in the health care industry on all manner of regulatory issues related to the formation, reorganization, and acquisition of Dental Service Organizations or group dental practices. He has also successfully represented clients in multiple federal and state regulatory investigations and traditional litigation disputes regarding allegations of the corporate practice of medicine and dentistry, fee splitting, fraud and abuse, and related violations.

Mr. Hoard also focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, representing both national and international companies in matters including breach of contract, franchise disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, general negligence, vicarious liability, fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference, conversion and conspiracy. Mr. Hoard has represented clients in both bringing and defending injunctive actions and damage claims.

Immediately prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Hoard was an associate with an AmLaw 100 firm in Dallas. While in law school at Georgetown University Law Center, he served as a legal intern at the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Before beginning his legal training, Mr. Hoard was a middle school history and music instructor.

Experience

  • Representation of multiple group dental practices in the formation of regulatory compliant dental service organizations.
  • Representation of both buyers and sellers in all aspects of the regulatory due diligence of dental service organizations both in preparation of and in connection with the sale or acquisition of group dental practices.
  • Representation of a large dental service organization in multi-state litigation regarding allegations of the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting, and other violations of state dental practices acts.
  • Representation of a large dental service organization in a state and federal regulatory investigation related to the corporate practice of dentistry and illegal fee splitting.
  • Representation of a large dental service organization in multiple trademark infringement lawsuits and trademark opposition and cancellation actions to protect dental industry company brands.
  • Representation of leading aircraft interior completion center in multiple breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment lawsuits and arbitrations.
  • Representation of a leading frozen foods manufacturer in connection with criminal investigation and complex civil litigation arising out of alleged antitrust violations.
  • Representation of large marketing company in breach of contract, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit.
  • Representation of minority interest holder in derivative action for breach of fiduciary duty, minority oppression, breach of contract, conversion, and conspiracy.
  • Representation of Trustee in multiple trust disputes.
  • Representation of national real estate developer in several breach of contract and fraud cases.
  • Representation of large service industry corporation in several breach of contract and employment cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of non-compete agreements, and wage/hour disputes. 
  • Representation of an international company in a multi-million dollar business tort and breach of contract case.
  • Representation of a large real estate developer in several breach of contract and fraud cases.
  • Defense of a large elevator/ escalator manufacturer in several general negligence and products liability actions.
  • Defense of large service industry corporation against general negligence and vicarious liability claims.

Memberships & Involvement

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association, Trial Skills Section, Business Law Section, Antitrust Section

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, Freedom Run Committee, 2009-2011

Community/Civic Activities

  • Dallas CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Guild

Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2014-2018

Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® "Up and Coming 100: 2017-2018 Texas Rising Stars" List