Charles (Chip) Hoebeke

Chip Hoebeke

Chip Hoebeke | CPA, CIRA, Fellow INSOL International
Director of Consulting
Director of Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice

Grand Rapids, MI | 616.975.4100 | Email | LinkedIn
Service Areas | Receivership, Chief Restructuring Officer, turnaround, insolvency consulting, litigation support, debt restructuring, asset tracing


Chip has been with Rehmann for more than 22 years. His industry experience includes businesses in the healthcare, oil/gas, service, construction and manufacturing industries.

Chip heads up the consulting division for the firm. He is responsible for the business valuation, litigation support, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate investigation service lines. His work as a fiduciary frequently involves each of these service lines throughout the life of a project.

He is also the leader of the firm’s turnaround and restructuring practice. Chip strives to find creative solutions to problems, whether dealing with complex international issues or local, domestic challenges. Chip has served as a Court Appointed Receiver, a Chief Restructuring Officer, and worked in many out of court settings. He has experience taking over businesses and operating them until sale and in projects involving orderly wind-downs or liquidation. Chip has been appointed as a fiduciary in International, Federal, and State proceedings. He also frequently testifies in a variety of matters.

Chip is a Board Member for the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers. He also heads up the International committee and is a member of the Conference and Judicial Outreach committees. As part of the NAFER International committee, he has been chaired the organization’s Offshore Conferences held in the Cayman Islands, Chicago and Miami since 2017.

Rehmann is an independent member of HLB, the global advisory and accounting network. Founded in 1969, HLB is a global network of advisory and accounting firms. Their commitment to quality and excellence has been the driving force in helping clients grow across borders, offering audit and assurance, tax and a wide range of advisory services.

Chip also is a Fellow of INSOL International. INSOL is the leading international insolvency body and accepts 20 candidates for Fellowship annually. After completing the required coursework, including becoming familiar with insolvency law and financial practices in every major national insolvency jurisdiction, and passing the required examinations, INSOL names successful candidates Fellows. Chip completed his Fellowship course and was accepted into Fellowship in 2018.

Chip has been recognized for his work as a Federal Equity Receiver by Judge Bell in the Federal Western District Court in Michigan.

Education and Ongoing Academic Experience

Chip is a graduate of Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in accounting and business administration.

Chip is currently a member of the Aquinas College Accounting Department Advisory Committee and previously served as adjunct faculty at Aquinas College teaching auditing and cost accounting for several years.

Selection of Court Appointments

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Case No. 14:-cv-00782-RJJ
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation v. Evans Tempcon, Inc.
Receivership Appointment April 25, 2015

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
Case No. 17-40120-rfn11
Arabella Exploration, LLC Debtor
Chief Restructuring Officer Appointment January 24, 2017

State of Michigan in the 8th Circuit Court for the County of Ionia
Case No. 12-H29551-ck
First Financial Bank v. Gary P Hutnik DDS
Receivership Appointment November 30, 2012

State of Michigan in the Circuit Court for the County of Bay
Case No. 11-3534-ch
Independent Bank v. Vanpoppelen Brothers, Inc.
Receivership Appointment September 6, 2011

State of Michigan in the 13th Circuit Court for the County of Leelanau
Case No. 14-9214-ck
First Financial Bank v. Bingham Partners, Inc.
Receivership Appointment December 19th, 2014

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