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Richard Donald Hoeg

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Northville, MI

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Richard Hoeg ("Rick") has lived and worked in Michigan his entire life.  After receiving his undergraduate degree in Economics from Hillsdale College, he attended the world-renowned University of Michigan Law School where he graduated in the top five of his class while focusing on corporate governance and transactional law.


In 2005, Rick joined the Ann Arbor office of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, where he worked on venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and entrpreneurial law. In 2007, he helped start the Ann Arbor office of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, where he continued representing venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, as well as technology and biopharmaceutical spin-offs of the University of Michigan.


An avid gamer, Rick expanded his practice to include information technology, software licensing, and related contractual and intellectual property law issues, with a particular focus on Software-as-a-Service and custom software development. Together with his pharmaceutical and medical device clients, Rick's software clients represent just some of the cutting edge technological advancement happening in Ann Arbor and the Midwest.


After passage of the Jobs Act in 2012, Rick has followed and advised his clients on the SEC's slow but continuing push to democratize the corporate financing process through "crowdfunding" and related regulations including Rule 506(c), Regulation A+, and "Regulation: Crowdfunding".  He has also extensively advised clients on Michigan's own "Michigan Invests Locally Exemption" (MILE), and given talks and presentations on such topics to the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), The University of Michigan, Michigan State College of Law, Ann Arbor SPARK, and the Michigan Angel Fund.


Rick has extensively researched and reviewed the Michigan Business Corporation Act and Delaware General Corporation Law in his role as co-author of the 2009 through 2017 supplements of Michigan Corporate Law and Practice, and presently serves as counsel to Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Michigan's biggest and most prestigious business law firm.


Rick lives in Northville, Michigan with his wife and two daughters.  When he's not watching Michigan football, he's likely to be found with his head in a VR helmet, or attending one of his daughters' soccer games or ballet recitals.

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Posted by Jeff | July 14, 2017
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Perfect Fit for Budding Entrepreneurs
Rick assisted me in closing my first round of private investment funding as I pursued the opening of my small business. He came highly recommended and proved to be invaluable navigator through this often complicated process. From conceptualizing the best term offerings for me, to preparing purchase agreements, researching securities and blue sky laws, and memorializing the round close through a final transcript, Rick was just a phone call or email away. He was patient, his final products were impeccable, and his responsiveness and turn-around time were unmatched. I couldn't have asked for better counsel to have in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
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Excellent Michigan Startup and Business Law Attorney
I was looking for a Michigan Business Law Attorney to help with my startup around the Northville & Livonia areas. I was lucky to find Richard as he turned out to be a top notch business lawyer. Richard helped me form my startup business that I have long aspired to create for a very reasonable price. Richard Hoeg is knowledgeable, transparent and delivered his service in a timely manner. For anyone looking for a business attorney or to help with their startup, I recommend Richard Hoeg.
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Posted by Kathleen | February 22, 2017
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Very helpful and knowledgable
Richard Hoeg has been invaluable to our Financial Technology (FinTech) startup. From software license agreements to end user agreements, he has helped us avoid pitfalls and create win-win scenarios with our customers. He has also been great at helping us figure out the most cost efficient way to use his time and expertise as we are still small and have to use our capital efficiently.
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Posted by Justin | February 3, 2017
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Good practical advice. Very responsive.
Rick is always available, always answers my calls and e-mails, and provides great advice on questions related to my company. He has handled our corporate documents from day one, and helps maintain and update them as appropriate. He also advises our firm on strategic matters.
Posted by Chris | February 3, 2017
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Extremely knowledgeable, responsive and professional.
I have had the privilege of working with Rick for over 7 years, retaining his knowledge and services for various aspects of our medical device company from the early stages of startup through the commercial launch and eventual acquisition of the business. Rick has handled all of our corporate contractual matters including structural organization of the business, employment contracts, HR incentive programs, supply and distribution agreements, financing memorandums, investor matters, early litigation, as well as transactional documents upon sale of the business. From inception to exit, Rick has been there to advise and consult throughout all phases of the business, doing so with an incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and professional demeanor. I have enjoyed working with Rick and will most certainly retain his services in future endeavors. Highly recommended for those seeking a wide range of knowledge on organizational, contract and transactional matters.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
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Thorough, responsive legal advice
Rick Hoeg has provided excellent advice on contracts and agreements for our growing company for several years. He was always very quick to respond to address urgent matters as well as always met or beat timelines to deliver agreements. He provided sound advice on the potential impact of negotiating certain terms to meet business goals.
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Posted by Jerry | February 2, 2017
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Superb Lawyer for Start-ups and Fund Raising
I hired Rick to represent my interests as a co-founder of a start-up company. He has been excellent in helping me navigate what is a fair but favorable position for me to take with company counsel. He has encyclopedic knowledge about venture law and is patient in describing that law to his clients. Having worked with many lawyers in the Bay Area venture community, I can categorically state that Rick has been the best I have worked with. I always refer my friends and colleagues to Rick.
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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Hoeg Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Hillsdale College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Michigan - Lunch and Learn
  • Crowdfunding and General Solicitation
  • 2014
  • Michigan Angel Fund Meeting
  • New SEC Rules Eliminate the Prohibition Against General Solicitation (Rule 506(c))
  • 2013
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Northville Contracts and agreements Lawyer Richard Donald Hoeg
Richard Donald Hoeg
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Northville, MI
Licensed for 17 years
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