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Steve Hoffman

Litigation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   9 reviews

also known as James Stephen Hoffman


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About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation - processes from both sides and as the court authority - conciliator, arbitrator, mediator ...

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Complex matters; multiple jurisdictions; state and federal courts; district and appellate levels ...

  3. Business
    9%
    Across the board - Restructures & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Rapid Startups - as in house counsel and advising from a large international firm.

  4. Contracts and agreements
    9%
    Intellectual property licensing, asset sales, international trade, multi-national joint ventures, employment and labor, sales, feasibility studies ...

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    9%
    Corporate formation and re-domestication, $BB restructures, SEC regulatory compliance, M&A ...

  6. Intellectual property
    9%
    IP including International Copyright, Licensing, Trademarks, and Industrial Design for multi-national joint ventures in traditional and green energy technologies, biotechnology, software ...

  7. Limited liability company (LLC)
    9%
    Initial organizing, governing documents, licenses and permits, e-commerce, contracts, employment, mergers ...

  8. International law
    5%
    International trade, business formation, visas, import/export, and dispute via litigation and international ADR methods.

10K Law P.C. Clarity on Complex Business Matters. Steve Hoffman Delivers Counsel to Rapid Startups and Large Restructures.

Driven to accelerate business, Steve earned a BA from Northwestern University and JD from Georgetown University, while simultaneously serving on their committees to evolve their business processes. Dedicating his career to partnering with private-industry executives, he has led or assisted several multi-billion-dollar companies through successful restructures, M&A actions, SEC filings, etc., while simultaneously building startup accelerators to incorporate and protect their intellectual property, judging national competitions to evaluate go-to-market strategies, and serving on boards and committees - all to accelerate access int his country to the best practices for corporate growth.

Steve Hoffman recognizes your need for concise advice. Two decades ago, before he became an attorney, Steve was an HR Director within a Fortune 500 Company, he served on Multi-National Executive Committees and, in five years, had partnered with C-Suite to refresh and sell a Division. From this experience, he learned to keep concise experts close.

Conflict happens. Although better solved in advance with clear bylaws and contractual negotiations, all companies do evolve; therefore disagreements can arise. Because this should not break your bank account or distract from your core business, Steve Hoffman is expereinced in Litigation and ADR - licensed to litigate in multiple state and federal courts at multiple levels, plus experienced as Arbitrator, Mediator, and Court-Assigned Conciliator.

You deserve clear guidance. On complex and changing laws, request your complimentary consultation to discuss the concerns of Business Formation, Corporate Regulations, Commercial / Government Contracts, and Litigation / ADR. Determine the right way ahead for you.

10K Law P.C. delivers a team that champions your business growth.

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Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status In-House Counsel
Acquired 2017
Updated 08/27/2020
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Steve

10K Law P.C.
1627 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20006
Steve Hoffman
1717 N Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL, 33132
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He came through. And quickly.
Steve is quick and diligent. Were I in the D.C. area, I wouldn't hesitate to retain his services. Iguana Luvu
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast, Reliable, Straight to the Point
Steve was quick to answer my question. He provided relevant and useful knowledge. Very impressed with both Steve and this website!
Response from Steve Hoffman March 9, 2021
Thrilled To Help
Posted by Colleen | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and clear
Steve is a lawyer I trust! I’ve gone to Steve several times for both personal and business legal counsel. His foresight and strategic thinking have been crucial to my cases. Steve’s personality (no bs, an excellent communicator, and compassionate) make him a pleasure to work with.
Response from Steve Hoffman March 9, 2021
Exactly my aim every time
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Steve gave us really good insights in our negotiations - really kept us on track!
Response from Steve Hoffman September 25, 2020
Negotiation is won in preparation. Glad you reached out.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and fast to respond
Thanks for your advice Steve! You helped me understand risks and options I could take for my employment change.
Response from Steve Hoffman September 25, 2020
Clarity is key - so confident you will succeed, you took the initiative to seek clarity.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr.
Mr. Hoffman advised and consulted me dealing with my companies administrative Policies.. directly reflecting covid, FMLA and the parameters for which I could abide, when the language was uncommon to me. Very helpful thoughtful and made sure I understood.
Response from Steve Hoffman September 24, 2020
Very kind words ... so glad I helped. Big stimulus laws for employers/employees but complex - not least at a quasi-governmental agency. As some laws are adjusting again this month, actually began offering a Back to Work webinar series - so that's really in thanks to complex clients like you - with my hope this paints clear paths for our businesses/workforces.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Business Savvy Lawyer
Steve served as an advisor and legal counsel for my company. He was invaluable in helping us navigate complex negotiations, contracts, and internal/external deal dynamics. Steve's superpower is his ability to hear others and help execute the complexities of life and business.
Response from Steve Hoffman September 23, 2020
Thank You. Must admit - has felt easy to be super responsive with legal solutions - when this client can always articulate the business facts/goals so clearly. Whether that's by pure talent or bottomless coffee ... your preparation simplifies my job (and likely many others in your circle).
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Beyond what I expected!! Steve walked me through a few detailed steps - form my new software company, certify as a Woman-Owned Small Business, and gain access to set-aside federal contracts, which I never knew existed. Highly recommend his counsel.
Response from Steve Hoffman August 28, 2020
Genuinely my pleasure - Because you presented the opportunity (and such software expertise), I gained the good fortune of being able to (i) walk you though a few key procedural steps and (ii) help our country gain another top talent for those contracts. Congrats (and thank you).
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unicorn lawyer
Steve brings really deep insight into business and employment. His legal, business, and life experiences is his secret sauce that makes him stand apart. Glad I picked him, and will definitely continue with Steve's services.
Response from Steve Hoffman August 27, 2020
Thank you - for trusting me in pursuit of your vision. This has always been my pleasure: Listening to your goals and spotting down-the-road possibilities; mapping solutions together; and simply serving on the team - as you continue to achieve your dreams.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Corporate Counsel
  • 10K Law P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Chief Counsel
  • MedCision
  • 2017 - 2018
  • General Counsel & Strategic Advisor
  • Private Practice
  • 2008 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Heuking Kuhn
  • 2007 - 2008
  • US Div. HR Director (Complete Function)
  • Tenneco
  • 1999 - 2003
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • FLSA Unpaid Wages Settlement
  • Substantial Settlement for employees

Associations

  • IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Active Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Clean Tech Open
  • National Judge
  • 2009 - Present
  • MIT/Stanford VLAB Enterprise Forum
  • Executive Committee, Operations Co-Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Active Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Roundtable
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2008
  • Global Scholar
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2007
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Crain’s Chicago Business
  • 2001

Publications

  • Confidential Communications
  • White Paper: Multi-Party Conflict Assessment and Options for Conflict Resolution
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • COVID-19: Digital Contact Tracing and Regulatory Limits
  • Privacy
  • 2020
  • COVID and Work From Home (WFH)
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • 2020
  • COVID and the Hiring Process (Webinar)
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • 2020
  • COVID and Separations
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • 2020
  • COVID and Leave Programs
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • 2020
  • Corporate Risks and Roadmaps
  • Corporations
  • 2019
  • California Consumer Privacy Act
  • Privacy
  • 2019
  • Securities Offerings - Federal Laws and Process Update
  • Corporate Law
  • 2018
  • Privacy Laws Applicable to Wireless Marketing
  • Privacy
  • 2018
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • Corporate Law
  • 2018
  • Corporate Risks and Roadmaps
  • Corporations
  • 2018
  • Accommodating Employees with Disabilities
  • Employment Law
  • 2018
  • Corporate Risks and Roadmaps
  • Corporations
  • 2017
  • Annual Conference
  • Leadership Training
  • 2016
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • Multinational Arbitration
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve has an exceptional depth of knowledge and a thoughtful and understanding approach that will serve his clients well."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. It is great to have Steve part of General Counsel, P.C. legal team. He brings incredible enthusiasm and energy to our team. He is tireless advocate for clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hoffman is truly concerned with his clients and has the skill and experience to serve them well."
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Hoffman are more than accurate; they are analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are precisely the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It's been a pleasure working with Steve on behalf of business clients. His experience, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail ensure that we always deliver the highest quality counsel! I highly recommend his services."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve is a smart forward-thinking attorney who knows how to create smart, cost effective solutions for his clients."
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Corporate and incorporation
International law
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Government contracts
Washington Litigation Lawyer Steve Hoffman
Steve Hoffman
Litigation Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation