Mr. Hoffman's career spans 39 years with a Big 4 Accounting firm and
its predecessors. He was a partner for 27 years. He worked in Dispute
Consulting and business insurance consulting for over 35 years and led
the Dispute Consulting practice for 15 years. Mr. Hoffman had final
responsibility for the insurance claims in 1993 (WTC bombing) and
2001-2002 (Sept. 11th disaster), settling the latter claim for over
$100,000,000. During his last twelve years with this firm, 15-20% of
the operations of the Tri-State Region (Metropolitan New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut) reported to him and he was the primary
developer of new businesses for the Firm. Between 1975 and 1987, Mr.
Hoffman was responsible for the Real Estate Practice in the
Northeastern Region of the Firm and a member of the Firm's Real Estate
Industry Management Committee and the AICPA Committee that authored SOP
81-1 for the Construction industry. Through 1985, he was an Audit
Partner responsible for public company audits, audits of governmental
entities and various large-scale consulting services to clients.