Todd Hoppe is the co-practice group leader of Foster Swift’s Business and Tax Practice Group helping clients with business organization and planning, transactions, succession planning and estate planning. He works primarily in the law firm’s Grand Rapids office.
- Business Organization and Planning. Represents individuals and businesses in the agriculture, insurance, service, manufacturing and construction industries. He works with them on the formation and funding of new business entities as well as other organization and planning matters such as contracts with customers and suppliers.
- Business Transactions. Business buyers and sellers retain Todd for counsel on sophisticated mergers, asset sales and stock sales.
- Tax Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving. Frequently represents corporations and individuals in establishing organizations exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3) (charities), 501(c)(4) (social welfare organizations), 501(c)(6) (trade associations), and 527 (political organizations).
- Estate Planning and Administration. Assists individuals with estate planning and administration needs on a wide range of matters including drafting of wills, revocable living trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts as well as intentional grantor trusts/intentionally defective trusts.
- Succession Planning. Supports family businesses on crafting and implementing succession plans that accomplish client goals. This often includes planned gifting, business sales, estate planning, and part-gift/part-sale transactions.
- Cooperative Law. Represents cooperatives including agricultural marketing cooperatives and supply cooperatives, consumer cooperatives and purchasing groups organized as cooperatives. His work includes forming cooperatives, serving as general counsel, advising clients on Capper-Volstead Act anti-trust compliance and other laws unique to cooperatives and representing cooperatives in specific matters. This includes business transactions and both private and state-registered securities offerings.
Todd credits the business law concentration of his undergraduate engineering degree for providing him the ability to communicate effectively with clients regarding complex technical issues they encounter in addressing their legal needs.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2004
- Michigan State University, B.S., 2001; Engineering Arts, with honor, Honors College
Bar and Court Admissions:
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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