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Stephen D. Hoffman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Hoffman & Kessler LLP
1270 6th Ave, Suite 301
New York, NY 10020
Phone: 212-651-3902
Fax: 646-968-0929
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2013 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1969
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Estate & Trust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

With decades of experience offering high-quality representation, Stephen D. Hoffman is a founding partner of the law firm of Hoffman & Kessler LLP. He has handled numerous cases before the state courts of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and in the courts around the United States. With a primary focus on business litigation and intellectual property law, the cases he has handled during his distinguished career include:

  • Breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Copyrights and trademarks
  • Employment law and discrimination issues
  • Contested estate and probate matters
  • Delinquent debts and collection actions

Mr. Hoffman received his undergraduate degree at Columbia College and then received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from NYU Law School, where he was an editor of the NYU Law Review.

Several professional organizations have honored Mr. Hoffman with memberships and leadership positions. He is a former president and board member of the New York County Lawyers' Association. He served as a vice-president of the New York State Bar Association, he continues to serve as a member of the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, and he has served as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Mr. Hoffman has also been honored Columbia College. He Has served as President of both the Columbia College Alumni Association and the Society of Columbia Graduates and was awarded the Columbia Alumni Medal.

Mr. Hoffman is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a peer-selected honorary society composed of 3,500 top trial lawyers in America. He is also listed in America’s Top 100 Attorneys for the New York City region and in The Best Lawyers in America.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2013 - 2022

About Stephen D. Hoffman

First Admitted: 1969, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • 1998 - 2000 President, New York County Lawyers' Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • State of New York
  • Member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association
  • 1998-2000, Vice-President of the New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers’ Association


  • President's Medal, New York County Lawyers' Association, 2002
  • Recipient, Super Lawyers
  • Recipient, Americas 100 Top Attorneys
  • Recipient, Best Lawyers in America
  • The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honor society that includes less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
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Office Location for Stephen D. Hoffman

1270 6th Ave
Suite 301
New York, NY 10020

Phone: 212-651-3902

Fax: 646-968-0929

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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