Doug joined Hoffman & Associates as Of Counsel on September 1, 2013.  Doug brings over thirty years of experience in the areas of income tax planning and compliance, probate, small business formation and estate planning with a special interest in estate planning for blended families.  Doug is especially proud to have been a member of the first class of Guardians Ad Litem trained by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.  Through that program he provided assistance to the Fulton County Superior Court judges for more than a decade by representing children in contested child custody actions.

Doug is licensed as both an Attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.  Currently Doug is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Society of CPA’s.  He is admitted to practice before all courts in Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Tax Court and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.

Before joining Hoffman & Associates, Doug was a founding partner of Sanders & McAlpine for over twenty years.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1973 and his Juris Doctor from Emory University in 1976.  Doug worked four years in public accounting with Touche Ross & Co. before starting his own law practice in 1981.

Doug has been happily married for 29 years to Carol.  They raised two children and are proud grandparents to Jack, Macey and Evan.

Doug was born in Bay City, Michigan in 1951 and has resided in Atlanta, Georgia since 1973.  He enjoys music, reading, snow skiing, swimming, biking and traveling.


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