Business Attorney Richard Hoeg

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. Richard 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. He also worked on mergers and acquisitions, and entrepreneurial law. Furthermore, 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. Furthermore, Richard currently 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.


Focus Areas

Representative Experience

  • Assisted venture capital fund in financing of Medicare management services company

  • Assisted private equity fund with conditional acquisition of Texas-based insurance agency​

  • Aided major real estate development fund in understanding and complying with securities filing requirements with SEC and in more than 20 separate states

  • Aided multinational client with in-sourcing and custom development of software and hardware user interface materials

  • Represented university professors in disparate matters related to various technology-based “spin off” corporations

Representative Publications/Speeches


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