BIO: Michael Hoffman
Attorney Michael W. Hoffman is the founding and managing partner of Hoffman & Associates, and oversees the general operations and personnel of the legal and tax sections of the Firm. Atty. Hoffman works primarily in the areas of estate planning to minimize the effect of the estate tax, insure orderly transition of generations in family businesses and maximize asset protections. His clients benefit from his knowledge of litigation procedures during divorce. He also devotes a considerable amount of his efforts to the business law and tax planning needs of the Firm’s clients. From sole proprietorships to corporations, he helps clients understand what type of business structure they are operating under. His knowledge of the taxation of LLCs, C Corporations and S Corporations is critical to businesses.
Atty. Hoffman is licensed to practice in the States of Georgia and Ohio and is also a Certified Public Accountant. He is currently a member of the Georgia and American Bar Associations, the Tax and Fiduciary Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia, the Real Property and Probate Section of the American Bar Association, the American Association of Attorney-certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPA’s and founder and member of the Estate & Financial Planning Section of the Georgia Society of CPA’s.
Previous to founding Hoffman & Associates, Atty. Hoffman was a tax partner at Deloitte & Touche, audit and tax department of Ernst & Young, with Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin (a tax law firm) based in Houston (which opened a satellite office in Atlanta in 1986) and was a partner with the Atlanta law firm of Somers & Altenbach.
He received his Business and Accounting Degree from Bowling Green State University, summa cum laude, and was awarded his Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of Toledo College Of Law.
Atty. Hoffman is on the board of several corporations. He is the recipient of 1999 Georgia Society of CPA’s President’s Award for Distinguished Committee Chair. In addition to coaching basketball and baseball, his volunteering in the past includes being Vice President on the Management Committee and a member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s Board of Directors, Chairman of the Estate & Financial Planning Section of the Georgia Society of CPA’s, during which tenure the Annual Estate Planning Conference was established and the Estate Planning Section of the Georgia Society of CPA’s became the inaugural “section” recognized by the Georgia Society of CPA’ s. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Country Club, served on Parish Council at Holy Family Catholic Church and has served and chaired numerous committees of the Georgia Society of CPA’s.
He is an Eagle Scout.
He is a frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics, especially in the estate planning area to professional and lay groups. Atty. Hoffman has moderated and leads the Current Events Panel of the Georgia Society of CPA’s Annual Estate Planning Conference for the past 15 years.
Atty. Hoffman has been married for 38 years to Lynne and they have four children. Big Bear and GaGa have four grandchildren.