Tila Hoffman

Special Counsel and Business Transformation Manager - Banking and Finance

Tila is a lawyer with a wealth of experience across several practice areas, including banking and financial services, complex commercial and corporate transactions, property finance and project finance, as well as general commercial litigation. She has a passion for transforming how we deliver services to our clients, working across our legal teams improving legal operations.  She uses a design driven approach to innovation centred on real human issues.

Before joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Tila was a senior legal counsel with Westpac New Zealand Limited and a corporate lawyer with Bank of New Zealand. Tila was also in private practice overseas.

Tila obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Professional background


  • 2011, New Zealand
  • 1993, State Bar of Colorado (USA)
  • 1988, State Bar of New Mexico (USA)


  • JD (cum laude), Order of the Barons, University of Houston Law Center, USA
  • BA, Sociology, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA