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Dirk Hoffius Counsel

Dirk Hoffius Estate Planning Attorney
Office
Grand Rapids
Phone
616/336-6807
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
dchoffius@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Joan Lexson, 616/336-6832
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Estate Planning Experience

Dirk is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Group. He provides a combination of legal experience and counseling in the most sophisticated estate plans as well as basic estate plans which enable him to assist clients as their needs change. He has particular expertise in strategic planning which he brings to his work with families as they implement their own goals and objectives into their estate plan. He has also been both a board member and Chair in many non-profit organizations in Western Michigan, reflecting his commitment to our community and his goal that any project undertaken must be done well and with enthusiasm.

Community Involvement

  • Grand Rapids Art Museum Board
  • Grand Rapids Downtown Market Board
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens Foundation Board, Vice President
  • Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation (past Chair, 2008 - 2009)
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens (Board of Directors 1997-2005; Secretary, 2001-2005)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Board of Trustees, 1992-2000, past Chair, 1997)
  • Kendall College of Art and Design (Board of Trustees, past Chair,1987-1989)
  • Cookbook author, "Just Good Food for Good Friends"
  • Featured in Grand Rapids Legal News profile

Recognitions

  • Recipient of 2013 State of Michigan Community Foundation Philanthropy Award
  • Has been a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1988
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1989 in the area of trusts and estates
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011 - present
  • Martindale Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan: Crossroads Task Force on Judicial Reform, 2010 -2011; Probate and Estate Council (Chair, 2002 - 2003)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, past Trustee

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    L.L.B., 1969
  • Colgate University
    Hamilton, New York
    A.B., 1966
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