Walsh College

Daniel S. Hoops, B.M.A., J.D., LL.M.

Associate Professor, Accounting and Taxation

(248) 823-1334


Areas of Expertise

Tax law

Estate planning


Business consulting

Professor Hoops has been engaged in the practice of law and business consulting since 1995. He is the co-author, along with his father and brother (Frederick K. Hoops and Frederick H. Hoops, III) of a six- volume treatise entitled “Planning for Estates and Administration in Michigan” and a two-volume treatise entitled “Family Estate Planning Guide”, both published by WestGroup. 

He is also a contributing author of “Connecting the Dots: Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project”, published by the Wayne State University Press. Prof. Hoops has been a featured speaker for the Association for Health Care Philanthropy, State Bar of Michigan Section on Taxation, and the National Business Institute on a wide variety of business and taxation issues.

Prof. Hoops is a business columnist for the Hometown Newspapers 


Education  LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
J.D., Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law
B.M.A., University of Michigan 
Professional Activities 

Board of Directors, Arts Novi
Board of Directors, The Heidelberg Project
President's Leadership Council, Detroit Cristo Rey High School

Academic Articles: 

Audio Clips: Professor Hoops has appeared on The Craig Fahle Show on WDET 101.9FM Detroit twice, addressing estate planning for social media assets, and the economics, assets and risks associated with the marijuana industry, as well as the business and legal impact of recent events in the Senate concerning medical marijuana dispensaries.  Professor Hoops also appeared on “Internet Advisor” on News/Talk 760 WJR on March 7, 2015.  


Video Clip:  Below Professor Hoops is featured on Street Beat on CW50 where he addresses estate planning for your social media assets.

Video Clip:  Professor Hoops is featured in a story by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 about digital estates.  The full story can be viewed at www.wxyz.com.