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.
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 a board member of the
Interurban Transportation Partnership, Michigan's most successful public transportation provider.
Jack and his wife Rebecca Smith-Hoffman reside in Heritage Hill. Rebecca is a principal in Past Perfect, Inc., an historic preservation consulting firm.