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Buddy Hoffman


Buddy is a CPA and CGMA with significant experience in financial reporting, planning and analysis, financial administrative and operating management. Prior to joining MGO, Buddy held leadership positions at Deloitte and Grant Thornton in both Chicago and St. Louis.

He has extensive experience providing accounting, auditing, and other specialized services to cannabis entities in addition to companies in various other industries. He serves on cannabis related panel discussions sponsored by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and other organizations. He also serves as a member of MGO’s Professional Standards Group, and is a significant contributor to the firm’s continuing education programs.

Although based in the firm’s offices in Los Angeles, Buddy is a founding partner of the firm’s Chicago office, having provided the vision and leadership that was key to office’s opening in January 2020. He holds licenses to practice in the states of California, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri.

BS in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, California and Illinois Societies of Certified Public Accountants