SEATTLE, Wash., March 26, 2020 – Buchalter is pleased to welcome Bradley Hoff as Chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Mr. Hoff, who is based in Seattle, joins from Foster Garvey PC.
“Brad’s experience and leadership bolsters our existing team of insurance coverage attorneys providing expert legal advice to a broad array of industries – particularly given the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the insurance coverage issues arising on a daily basis,” said Adam J. Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “While the full effects of the virus are not yet known, we do know that smart and seasoned counsel are always valuable, particularly in these trying times.”
Mr. Hoff has 25 years of experience representing insurance policyholders, including litigating and negotiating the resolution of disputes arising under third-party policies such as general liability, employment practices liability, pollution liability, directors & officers liability and errors & omissions/professional liability policies. He also has litigated many first-party policies such as commercial property, condominium, apartment, homeowners, business interruption and employee dishonesty/theft policies. Additionally, he counsels clients regarding risk management.
“I’m excited to join Buchalter, a firm with a long history of forward-thinking to help resolve problems before they arise,” Mr. Hoff said. “That kind of thinking and spirit will be essential to clients navigating the fallout of COVID-19 in the coming months and years.”
Outside of his practice, Mr. Hoff serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Education, Board of Commissioners for the Seattle Sports Commission, and is a member of the of 101 Club (Washington Athletic Club).
“Brad’s addition will further enable us to provide clients the best business solutions – a principle that has been with us since our founding,” said Jeffrey Frank, Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Seattle office. “Seattle and indeed our whole state have obviously been hit hard by COVID-19, which means our clients will have a broad array of questions. Brad and our entire insurance coverage team’s extensive experience and knowledge of the area is a great resource to answer them.”
Mr. Hoff earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and his B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington, cum laude.
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