Professor of Law
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law (1986)
B.S., Purdue University (1981)
Courses Taught & Research Interests
Taxation, IRS Practice and Procedure, Estate Planning, Conservation Easements, Charitable Gift Planning.
PLEADS Section, Indiana Bar Association. Council Member (2005)
Woodland Savanna Land Conservancy. Legal Advisor (2003 – Present)
Indiana Land Protection Alliance. Chair (1998 – 2004)
Indiana Forest Legacy Program Selection Committee. Member (1998 – 2001)
Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. Board Member (2001-2002)
Chicago Wilderness Steering Committee. Member (1999 – 2000)
NiSource Environmental Challenge Fund Advisory Committee. Member (1997 – 2000)
American Inns of Court, Porter County Chapter. Member (1994 – 1997)
Shirley Heinze Environmental Fund. Trustee (1995 – 1997)
Previous Professional Experience
Before coming to Valparaiso Law School, Professor Kohlhoff operated his own law practice concentrating in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business law and real estate. He developed a professional interest in the legal issues affecting non-profit land conservation organization, and held management position in 2 such organizations. Prior to this, Professor Kohlhoff practiced as a Trial Attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. He began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Alfred J. Pivarnik, Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.