Attorney Jeremy Hoff joined Stackpole & French Law Offices in 2008. Based out of the firm’s Stowe office, he assists clients primarily in the areas of real estate, land use, energy and utility regulation, commercial transactions, corporate and small business law, and civil litigation. Jeremy’s practice areas often converge, which has enabled him to effectively serve as local general counsel to an international client base of individuals, families, businesses, municipalities, and other organizations with interests in Vermont.

Jeremy’s real estate and land use practice is varied. He represents clients in a broad range of residential and commercial transactions, financing, subdivision, state and local permitting, development, construction, contract administration, land conservation, condominium formation and serving as counsel to homeowner associations, tax appeals, landlord/tenant disputes, and foreclosures. In his 10+ years with the firm, Attorney Hoff has closed hundreds of real estate transactions, including single family residences, complex commercial properties, and numerous multi-hundred and multi-thousand-acre land transfers. He regularly advises clients on issues relating to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal (Current Use) Program.

Jeremy has significant experience providing corporate and general practice services to small businesses, corporations, and limited liability companies. He assists clients with corporate formation and governance, provides Annual Report and Registered Agent services, and has counselled corporate clients on acquisitions, sales, mergers, and debt and equity transactions. Jeremy also provides support for the firm’s Trusts and Estates team on issues relating to small business change of control and succession planning.

Jeremy assists energy and utility clients on general operational matters and regulatory affairs. His experience in this area includes resource planning, tariff design, ratemaking and rate changes, financing and bonding for capital improvements and equity purchases, site acquisition and permitting for renewable energy generation facilities, and contract formation and obtaining regulatory approvals for purchases of hydro-electric, wind, and nuclear power resources. Jeremy appears regularly before the Vermont Public Utility Commission on a variety of matters with state-wide policy implications, including the deployment of Smart Grid technology, issues relating to Vermont’s Net-Metering, Standard Offer, and other renewable energy programs, and compliance with Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standards.

Jeremy is admitted to practice in the state courts of Vermont and Iowa, as well as the United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont.

Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.A. 1999) and Vermont Law School, having received a Master of Studies in Environmental Law (M.S.E.L.) in 2004 and J.D. in 2007.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy served as Law Clerk to the Legislative Council of the Vermont Legislature, performing legislative drafting and research and providing legal counsel to state legislators in the areas of agriculture, commerce, economic development, and environmental regulation. Between college and law school Jeremy held various positions in sales and marketing for Raytheon Company and the Harpoon Brewery.

Jeremy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Land Trust, where he serves on the Acquisition Committee and the Stewardship Committee, overseeing the Land Trust’s property and easement holdings. Jeremy is a former Board Member of the Lamoille County Chapter of Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, where he served on the Site Selection Committee and also served two years as Board Chair. Jeremy also formerly served as a member of the City of Montpelier’s Development Review Board and Business Loan Fund Committee.