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Jack L. Hoffman

Jack L. Hoffman

Grand Rapids, Michigan
866-719-4654 (Toll Free)

Jack Hoffman was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Creston High School, the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1976. His major areas of practice are insurance and real estate, including tax credit financing and historic preservation and planning issues. He served six years on the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission. He has been chairperson of the Grand Rapids Master Plan Zoning Committee and the Grand Rapids Parking Commission. He is currently chair of the Green Grand Rapids Committee and a board member of the Interurban Transportation Partnership, Michigan's most successful public transportation provider. He resides in Heritage Hill with his wife, Rebecca Smith-Hoffman, who is a principal in Past Perfect, Inc., an historic preservation consulting firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care Charging Litigation
  • Tax Credit Real Estate Financing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Historic Preservation Development and Land Use

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 1976
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. cum laude - 1972
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • "When Multiple Policies Interact." In Michigan Insurance Law and Practice, (Co-Author with Gary A. Maximiuk), ICLE, 2002
  • "Injecting Fault into No-Fault: Does SJI2d 50.11 Apply in a First-Party No-Fault Case?", (Co-Author with Thomas A. Kuiper), Michigan Bar Journal, 928, September, 1998

Representative Clients

  • Auto Owners Insurance
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Pioneer Insurance
  • Review Works

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Attorney, 1976 - 2009
  • Grand Rapids Parking Commission, Chairman
  • Grand Rapids Master Plan Committee, Chairman
  • Grand Rapids Zoning Code, Chairman, Revision Committee
  • Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Board of Directors
  • Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission, Chairman, 1984 - 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • Wheeler Upham PC, Partner, 1981 - 2005
  • Hoffman and Van Allsburg, Partner, 1978 - 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Grand Rapids Michigan Master Plan Committee, 2000 - 2009
  • Grand Rapids Parking Commission, 2000 - 2007

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