Craig P. Hoffman, JD, LLM, is the General Counsel for the American Retirement Association. He has served ASPPA as President, Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the Political Action Committee.
Prior to joining ASPPA, Mr. Hoffman served for many years as General Counsel for SunGard Relius LLC. Before that he was in private practice, specializing in the areas of taxation, ERISA and employee benefits. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree with high honors, his Juris Doctor Degree with honors and his LL.M. Degree in Taxation from the University of Florida.
Mr. Hoffman has spoken at numerous meetings on the subject of qualified pension and retirement plans, including the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries Annual Conference, the Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting; the Enrolled Actuaries Annual Conference; the AALU Annual Meeting; the American Law Institute/American Bar Association seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona; the New York Employee Benefits Conference; the Creative Pension Seminar sponsored by the Ohio State University College of Law; and the UMKC Law School Annual Employee Benefits Institute. In addition, he was an expert speaker at the first Saver Summit, jointly sponsored by the White House and Congress.
Presently, Mr. Hoffman serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pension Benefits (Panel Publishers) and the Journal of Pensions Management (Henry Stewart Publications). He was a charter member of the first IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities. Mr. Hoffman was awarded the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Institute of Plan Administrators. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
Mr. Hoffman’s articles have been featured in numerous publications, including The Pension Actuary, Journal of Compensation and Benefits, Journal of Pension Benefits, Pension and Benefits Week, Pension World, and RIA Pension Alert.