Professional Background

Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu Professional Resume


Solutions-focused licensed attorney with significant demonstrated experience in providing professional legal assistance, advice, and counsel with respect to legal rights and strategy. Excellent litigation and counseling skills as well as case management and legal administration management. A hands-on manager involved in every aspect of law firm management and legal work. Accomplished courtroom, negotiation, communication, and client interaction
skills. Self-motivated and dependable professional able to handle significant responsibility and independently manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Areas of expertise include corporate, finance, and business law, contract negotiation and drafting, litigation and case management, corporation organization, reorganization, strategic planning and management, real estate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.


Corporate & Business Legal Issues Real Estate
Contract Negotiation & Management Litigation
Risk Mitigation, Assessment & Management
Corporate Reorganization 
Negotiation & Asset Management
Analysis & Management
Employment Law
General Counsel Advice


Partner/Shareholder, June 2020 – Present
Holmes Firm, P.C. – Dallas, TX

• Corporate & Business Law; Transactions; Litigation, Arbitration & Appeals

Founding & Managing Partner, May 2010 – June 2020
Stoddard Law, PLLC – Dallas, TX

• Corporate & Business Law; Transactions; Litigation, Arbitration & Appeals

Founding & Managing Partner, 2007-2010
Stoddard Northam, PLLC – Dallas, TX

• Corporate & Business Law; Transactions; Litigation, Arbitration & Appeals

Partner/Associate, 1992-2007
Blume & Stoddard, PLLC – Dallas, TX

• Corporate & Business Law; Transactions; Litigation, Arbitration & Appeals

Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Justice John Ovard, 1991-1992 Fifth
District Court of Appeals – Dallas, TX

• Research & Write Appellate Briefs; Attend Oral Argument; Analyze Legal Arguments with Judicial Panel;
Research and Analyze Writs and Mandamus Petitions

Education, Licensure, Philanthropic

Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 1991

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1988

Licenses, State Bar of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas,
Western District of Texas & Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Executive Women of Dallas, 2009 – Present
Board Member, Past President

Northwood Women’s Club Philanthropy, 2009 – Present

Business & Corporate Management & Drafting

• Asset Purchase & Buy/Sell Agreements
• Private Placement Memorandums
• Partnership Agreements, Operating Agreements, By-Laws, Resolutions, Consents
• Joint Venture Agreements
• Entity Restructure Documents
• Employment Handbooks; Employment Contracts; Employment Covenants
• Employment Discrimination Compliance & Litigation
• Company & Employee Policies
• Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
• Service Agreements; Management Agreements; Contractor Agreements
• Franchise Documents; Uniform Franchise Offering Circular
• Trademarks; Copyrights; License Agreements
• State and Federal Licensure
• Corporate Liquidation & Winding Up
• Extensive Drafting, Review & Revision of Commercial Contracts
• Restaurant, Bar & Liquor Liability Compliance & Litigation
• Election Law

Real Estate Negotiations & Drafting

• Commercial Contract for Sale; Earnest Money Contracts
• Commercial Leases – Office, Retail, Industrial
• Deeds; Deeds of Trust; Security & Financing Agreements
• Easements; Right-of-Ways;
• Construction and Development Agreements; Architect Agreements
• Escrow Agreements
• Broker Agreements; Commission Agreements; Listing Agreements
• Liens & Lien Releases
• Environmental Compliance & Indemnity
• Planning & Zoning Compliance & Applications

Finance Transactions & Drafting

• Commercial Loan Agreements
• Financing Agreements
• Promissory Notes & Line of Credit Agreements
• Security Agreements
• Private Placement Memorandums
• Intellectual Property Protection
• Foreclosures

Litigation, Arbitration & Appeals

• Petitions & Answers
• Written Discovery
• Depositions
• Summary Judgments
• Subpoenas
• Temporary Restraining Orders, Temporary & Permanent Injunctions
• Settlement Agreements; Agreed Judgments
• Extension Motion, Mediation & Trial Practice
• State and Federal Appeals, Briefs & Arguments
• Arbitrations