Attorney Information


Fred Hoff is a shareholder and has been a member of Wise Carter since October, 2016. Prior to joining Wise Carter, Fred was Special Counsel for Jones Walker, LLP in its Gulfport, Mississippi office. Fred was also a member of a small boutique tax law firm prior to joining Jones Walker, LLP. Fred enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara, on a small horse farm north of Gulfport.

Fred is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Society of CPAs.

Fred’s practice includes Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Estate Planning. He also has an active real estate and title insurance practice primarily dealing with commercial real estate, and he has an active practice in probate and fiduciary litigation.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1982
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Millsaps College, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1976

Work History

  • Special Counsel, Jones Walker LLP
  • Founding Member, Newton and Hoff, LLP
  • Founding Member, Hoff Law Firm, PLLC

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1982

Professional Organizations

  • American Land Title Association
  • South East Land Title Association
  • Agent, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company
  • Agent, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Agent, First American Title Insurance Company
  • Gulf Coast Chapter of Mississippi Society for Certified Public Accountants
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Harrison County Young Lawyers Association
  • Internal Revenue Service (Southeast Liaision; The Mississippi State Bar Representative, 1996-1997)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Leadership Gulf Coast (Class of 1997-1998)
  • Mississippi Secretary of State Trust Law Revision Study Group (2009)
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Mississippi State Bar (Sections of Trust and Estates, Taxation, and Real Estate)
  • American Bar Association, Member Sections on Taxation, Real Property and Probate

Special Designations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2021:
    - Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    - Real Estate Law
    - Tax Law

Civic and Charitable Interests

  • Kiwanis Club of Gulfport, Member and Past Treasurer
  • Coast Electric Power Association Advisory Committee and RoundUp Trust Committee, Board Member