After receiving his undergraduate degree in Economics from Hillsdale College with highest honors, Richard ("Rick") Hoeg attended the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated in the top five of his class, focusing on corporate governance, finance, and transactional law.
In 2005, Rick joined the Ann Arbor office of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, where he worked on venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and entrepreneurial law. In 2007, he helped start the Ann Arbor office of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, where he continued representing venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, as well as technology and biopharmaceutical spin-offs of the University of Michigan, in each case from formation through financing, and often to liquidation and/or exit.
An avid video gamer and general technologist, Rick expanded his practice in 2010 to include information technology, software licensing, and related contractual and intellectual property law issues, with a particular focus on Software-as-a-Service and custom software development. Together with his pharmaceutical and medical device clients, Rick's software clients represent just some of the cutting edge technological advancement happening in Ann Arbor and the Midwest.
In 2016, Rick continued his focus on technology and entrepreneurship by forming the Hoeg Law firm to provide personalized legal services to businesses and business founders of all sizes and in all phases of business life.
In 2018, Rick created “Virtual Legality”, a YouTube series discussing questions of business and law through the lens of pop culture and the gaming industry. With more than 4 million views and 40,000 subscribers, Virtual Legality is the premiere legal media channel addressing the fast-growing world of games, and Rick has been quoted in Variety, Ars Technica, PC Gamer, Video Games Chronicle (VGC), GameDaily.biz, GamesIndustry.biz, Gamespot, The Washington Post, GamesBeat, Eurogamer, IGN, Polygon, and more, regarding the ever-moving industry.