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Stephen R. Hofer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Aerlex Law Group
11900 West Olympic Blvd, Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 888-516-1905
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Aviation and Aerospace, Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

President at Aerlex Law Group, Stephen R. Hofer represents clients in the state of California in matters of business law, aviation, law, FAA law, regulatory law and international registry. A prominent, well-known attorney, he has represented several of the state largest air charter companies, studio executives, producers, directors and actors. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Hofer is admitted to practice in the state of California. He is also admitted before the United States District Court for the Western District of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

At Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Mr. Hofer earned his Juris Doctor and began practicing law in 1980. With over four decades of experience behind him, he has been quoted in a long list of professional publications, such as the following: California CEO Magazine, The American Lawyer, Fortune, Forbes, the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and The Wall Street Journal.

He is a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax Committee and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mr. Hofer also served in 1984 on the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and is currently involved as a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the American Golf Corporation and the Business and Professional Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Aviation, Business Organizations, Labor Law


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About Stephen R. Hofer

First Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Chairman, NBAA's 2011 Tax Seminar

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Member, Order of Indian Wars of the United States
  • Member, Order of the Descendants of Ancient Planters
  • Museum of Flying and the Santa Monica Symphony
  • Member, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Member, Society of the War of 1812
  • Member, Jamestown Society
  • Member, Society of Indiana Pioneers
  • President, Los Angeles Philharmonic Business and Professional Committee
  • Vice President and General Counsel, American Golf Corporation
  • Member, Society of Colonial Wars
  • Member, Order of the Second World War
  • Member, National Society of Sons of the American Colonists
  • Former Member, Boards of Directors, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
  • Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Member, National Business Aviation Association's, Tax Committee, 2008 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California


  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell A/V-Rated Attorney
  • Winner of the Lowden-Wig more Award for Outstanding Published Legal Writing, North western University School of Law

Industry Groups

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • National Business Aviation Association Tax Committee
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Office Location for Stephen R. Hofer

11900 West Olympic Blvd
Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: 888-516-1905

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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