Member Spotlight: Michael W. Hoffman
Mike is the founding and managing partner of Hoffman & Associates, and oversees the general operations and personnel of the firm. He works primarily in the estate planning practice helping clients minimize the effect of the estate tax, ensure orderly transition of generations in family businesses, and maximize asset protections. Mike also devotes a considerable amount of his efforts to the business law and tax planning needs of the firm’s clients. He is licensed to practice in the States of Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
He is currently a member of:
- The Georgia Bar Association
- Taxation Law Section
- Fiduciary Law Section
- The Ohio Bar Association
- The Tennessee Bar Association
- The American Bar Association
- Business Law Section
- Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
- The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Estate & Financial Planning Section (founding member)
- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- The American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
- The Atlanta Estate Planning Counsel
Previous to founding Hoffman & Associates, Mike was a tax partner at Deloitte & Touche (then Touche Ross & Co.), audit and tax department of Ernst & Young (then Ernst & Ernst), 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 & 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.
Mike currently serves on the board of The Cobb Land Trust, Inc. 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 included 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.
“Big Bear” lives in Marietta with his wife, Lynne, and is the father of four children and has six grandchildren.