Daniel Hoops earned his Bachelor of Musical Arts, majoring in trumpet performance, from the University of Michigan in 1991.  Following music school, he earned a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the Michigan State University School of Law in 1994.  Prof. Hoops continued his legal studies by earning his Master of Laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law.  Daniel has been engaged in the practice of law and business consulting since 1995 and is currently Of Counsel with Paesano Akkashian PC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  With his late father, Frederick K. Hoops, and brother, Frederick H. Hoops, III, Prof. Hoops is a co-author of Thomson Reuters' 10-volume treatise entitled Planning for Estates and Administration in Michigan and Thomson Reuters' two-volume treatise Family Estate Planning Guide.  The Hoops brothers update the Thomson Reuters series annually and they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary as authoritative authors in 2015.  Daniel Hoops was a contributing author of Connecting the Dots: Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project (Wayne State University Press) that was recognized by the Michigan Governor and the Library of Michigan as a 2008 Notable Book.  Prior to his appointment as a faculty member at Walsh College, Professor Hoops taught courses as an adjunct professor at the Michigan State University Detroit College of Law and the Thomas Cooley Law School.  He has also 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.

Professor Hoops served as the President (2006-2010) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Heidelberg Project (www.heidelberg.org).  He is the Secretary, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors for The White Collar Sports Foundation (www.whitecollarsports.com), a non-profit organization that provides educational and mentoring services to local high school students through athletics.