Tom Hoffman is a retired attorney who concentrated his practice in banking industry consumer regulatory and compliance, and commercial financial restructuring and bankruptcy. Tom offered banking, financial services and other institutional clients decades of experience working both in-house as bank counsel and in private practice.
Having spent more than 25 years working in-house as an attorney at Wells Fargo & Company, Tom knows, from first-hand experience, the often difficult terrain and shifting economic conditions with which the financial services industry is faced. He remained committed to providing the skills and insight that experience brings in the areas of regulatory, compliance, lending and finance matters in both the consumer and commercial areas.
In consumer matters, Tom advised on legal and regulatory compliance matters pertaining to default servicing across consumer lines of business. This included analyzing and managing legal risk issues in collections, bankruptcy, foreclosure, replevin, and secured and unsecured claims. In commercial matters, Tom worked with the lending divisions of financial institutions and mortgage, trust, equipment finance and insurance companies and other creditors on commercial restructuring, workout and bankruptcy matters.
Tom frequently presented at continuing legal education seminars in Minnesota and nationally,
Regardless of the complexity or difficulty of the matter at hand, Tom understands the numerous obstacles financial services companies face and he creatively finds realistic solutions. Tom is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his multi-dimensional perspective, regulatory acuity and grounded, pragmatic solutions and guidance when it comes to sophisticated problem solving.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota’s Bankruptcy Practice Committee
Former adjunct professor, William Mitchell College of Law
Former adjunct professor, St. Thomas Law School
Former chair, Hennepin County Bar Associations’ Debtor/Creditor Committee
Former president and board member, Hennepin County Bar Foundation.
Former investigator, Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee
The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2020
Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003-2008