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Benjamin Soffer

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

5.0   35 reviews

also known as Ben Soffer


Licensed for 27 years

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    35%
    I represent business clients in a variety of industries and in various types of business disputes, including: • Breach of contract • Breach of fiduciary duty • Interference with contractual relations • Interference with prospective economic advantage

    28 years

  2. Business
    20%
    I represent individuals who want to start, manage, transfer, or exit a business. In business practice I prepare & review contracts, create and dissolve LLCs, corporations, and partnerships, advise regarding sales and acquisitions, etc.

    28 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    I represent individuals who suffered serious injuries caused by: (1) the carelessness or inattention of others (including in accidents involving autos, trucks, motorcycles, boats, aircraft, trains, etc.); (2) defective and dangerous products; (3) dangerous or poorly maintained facilities, infrastructure, and vacant land; (4) animal bites; (5) intentional acts; and (6) other causes. I offer a free initial consultation. I do not charge a fee unless I recover money for the client.

    28 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    I craft customized agreements and related documents, tailored to client needs, review agreements for clients, and provide counsel regarding agreements.

    28 years

  5. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    I represent persons with serious injuries caused by the failure of any product that was negligently or defectively designed or manufactured, or by inadequate warnings. The products include cars, trucks, trains, aircraft, boats, industrial machines, construction equipment, electrical equipment, chemicals, smoke detectors, heaters, seat belts, airbags, windshields, brakes, tires, and other products. I offer a free initial consultation, and charge a fee only if I recover money for the client.

    28 years

EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS OF A TOP-TIER NATIONAL LAW FIRM LAWYER, AT A REASONABLE RATE.

EXPERIENCE.  I have been a litigation attorney for more than 24 years.  I am an excellent lawyer who has extensive civil litigation experience in various areas.  My experience includes contract law, business and commercial disputes, personal injury, products liability, and employment law.  I have successfully represented clients in federal and state courts in California, in business litigation matters involving fiduciary duties, trade secrets, and other business torts; contract disputes in a wide range of industries, including insurance, advertising, securities, commercial real estate, aviation, construction, food & beverage, and websites; personal injury and wrongful death cases involving asbestos-containing products (toxic tort); and serious accidents involving aircraft, trucks, buses, automobiles, seat belts, construction equipment, industrial machinery, and other products.  I have also represented businesses and individuals in employment cases.  I give back to my community through my pro bono representation of indigent clients.

Before founding The Soffer Law Firm, I was a partner at Perkins Coie LLP -- a prominent national law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers.

When you hire me, you get a highly experienced lawyer with the pedigree and credentials of a "Big Law" lawyer at far lower rates.

EDUCATION.  I am admitted to the California State Bar.  I graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles with honors (in the top 5% of his class), and was a member of the Order of the Coif and St. Thomas More honor societies.  I have a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Penn State University, and had careers in project and construction engineering, and computer programming, before embarking on my career as an attorney.

PERSONAL.  When I am not zealously representing my clients, I enjoy devoting time to my family, cooking, traveling, photography, and spending too much time following the English Premier League.

 

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Licensed for 27 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/29/2022

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

Contact Benjamin

The Soffer Law Firm PC
21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367-7109

Reviews

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Posted by Anabel | February 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the BEST
Benjamin is one of the best attorney I have met so far. He is patient and professional. I sometimes works as a freelancer so I have to deal with many contract, this time he helped me to review one of them. It was such a great learning experience. We went through the contract word by word. Now I'm confident in reviewing these contracts by myself (no longer a legal illiterate). I would recommend him to everyone :)
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Posted by Byron | February 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer for critical situations
I was caught in a hostile lawsuit with some greedy creditors and I desperately searched on a Saturday morning for some assistance, and I miraculously found Ben Soffer. He calmed me down and took down with meticulous details the information he needed to help me. He took care of everything and settled the lawsuit in my favor. I was not only impressed, but so grateful for his tenacity and expertise. Best lawyer I have ever met and such a gentleman. If you have a difficult case, then Ben Soffer is the lawyer you need. Many Thanks.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
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Great and Responsive Lawyer!
Ben was the most responsive lawyer that I have ever worked with and is very knowledgeable. Our work was not certain on time with scope revisions and Ben was very communicative and kept me apprised of all milestones and worked diligently. I would definitely work with Ben again.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing person
He worked on my issue and he solved it very fast! I can't say what it was but he's definitely my favorite lawyer
Posted by Drew | May 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very gracious!
Ben, was very gracious with his time, and gave me comprehensive information and helpful advice which put me at ease and assisted me with my needs. After our conversation, I fully understood what to expect and whats steps i should take to move forward!
Response from Benjamin Soffer May 4, 2020
Thank you very much, Drew.
Posted by David | November 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight talking litigator.
Barrister Soffer is a straight forward dealing in facts litigator. He answered all my questions directly and specifically. He planned me a course of action and gave sound guidance. Definitely recommend this distinguished gentleman highly.
Posted by John | September 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Great service. Needed something done on short notice. Was handled with no issues. Very happy with the results.
Posted by Pete | August 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Business Dissolution
I'm involved in a dispute over how to dissolve a partnership. Mr. Soffer offered practical advice, and suggested to hammer out a negotiation with the other partner directly. I currently have another lawyer, but feel that both lawyers involved are unable to come to a resolution due to the unreasonable, idiotic demands of the other partner. Mr. Soffer sensed that mediation may not be an option, based on their requests. I wish that we found him earlier, since he's concise, very well-versed in his field, and straightforward.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest advise
I consulted with Mr. Soffer and he assessed my complex matter quickly and gave me an honest recommendation as opposed to trying to get me into his office. I thought that was rather honest of him and felt that he was trustworthy (ie didn't try to generate charges unnecessarily). I intend to seek his services further if my matter gets worse and requires his intervention.
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Posted by Melody | May 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He have great advice
He was available right away, and answered my all my questions. He was really nice and patient with me.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Needed advice
I contacted Benjamin Soffer regarding a letter received from a store's attorney regarding what they deemed to be shoplifting of 3 lipsticks, although it was unintentional. Mr. Soffer offered his assistance by explaining the content of the letter and was very helpful. I would very much recommend him.
Posted by Ivan | April 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulting
Perfect communication with mr. Soffer, he returned call very quick and did a long consultation with me explaining all the aspects of the law in my case!
Posted by Andrew | April 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney shares his legal insight
Mr. Soffer listened to me, reviewed some of my documents, and shared his insight with regards to the process involved with creating an Affidavit. As a result, I am more confident in proceeding forward with this aspect of my case. Consequently, I would highly recommend Mr. Soffer to others who are seeking an honest opinion and legal guidance.
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Posted by Michelle | December 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would refer him to anyone seeking legal advice
Mr. Soffer is inherently trustworthy and an incredibly knowledgeable attorney who was very generous with his time. He was excellent on my first free call consultation. he helped me to understand the tenant rights and how to deal with my apartment/landlord issues. I'm very grateful for his assistance with my questions. I now feel confident and ready in handling my landlord matter. I will keep him updated!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast service with great results
Thank you Ben for helping me quickly and swiftly with a problem that was weighing on my mind for the past 3 months. When I tried to cancel my year-ling yoga studio contract within 3 days, the manager told me I couldn’t because she had already debited my credit card. After talking to you, I went back to tell her that I had contacted you and would like to see my contract. She said if I had my “papers” from my lawyer, she would look at them. I showed her that I had them in my iPhone. She immediately said she would reimburse me and gave me a check on the spot. Thank you so much for helping me through this difficult and would be expensive problem
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Posted by Shirlene | July 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick to call me back
I needed guidance with a situation and although he was unable to help me, he still gave advice on what i could do in the future to protect myself. Very much appreciate his knowledge.
Posted by Oscar | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Citizenship
Ben Soffer successfully represented me in an immigration case. His guidance and understanding through the process was necessary and very helpful. (i.e. evidence gathering, filings and hearings) I am happy to say that I became a proud U.S. citizen two days ago. I highly recommend Ben to anyone in need of a great lawyer who will handle their case with skill and treat them professionally and fairly.
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Response from Benjamin Soffer June 7, 2018
I am glad I was able to help you, Oscar. Congratulation on become a U.S. Citizen!
Posted by Helen | March 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
This attorney was very quick to respond to me and understood my situation. He clearly and concisely gave me advice that helped me make a solid decision.
Response from Benjamin Soffer March 24, 2018
Thank you, Helen. I am glad I was able to help.
Posted by Jacob | February 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Job!
Mr. Soffer did an incredible job setting up my company's LLC. Not only did he complete the project on an accelerated timeline, but I felt more confident in his hands than other prospective lawyers. He provided expertise beyond setting up the LLC, including operational advice, reading material on how to stay compliant, and suggestions to help my business succeed. As the C.E.O. of my company, It is hugely valuable to have a legal counsel who will respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and Mr. Soffer was consistently accessible and accommodating on tight deadlines. I strongly recommend using the Soffer Law Firm. I am thrilled with the work and looking forward to continuing the relationship for all legal matters.
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Response from Benjamin Soffer February 13, 2018
Thank you, Jake. I wish you much success in your business.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Thorough--and Really Cares
Mr. Soffer was so nice, thorough, and specific in explaining my situation and how he viewed it, as well as possible remedies. I felt so sad when he said he wasn't the kind of attorney who could help in my case (it's a totally different area). I would definitely hire him if I found myself with a case within his practice area. There is such a dearth of attorneys who actually take the time to care; it's nice when you find someone who does. I'll remember that he did.
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Response from Benjamin Soffer February 14, 2018
Thank you for the positive review. I try to be thorough and I pride my self on my integrity.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/CEO
  • The Soffer Law Firm PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Summer Associate
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Law Intern
  • Los Angeles City Attorney
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Manning v. Casting Networks
  • Case settled.
  • S.J., M.D.
  • Manning v. Larsen
  • Case settled.
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Associations

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Chair, Membership and Marketing
  • 2021 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Trustee (elected position)
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Chair - Membership & Marketing Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Encino Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • ABA Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • ABA Consumer Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles Jewish Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Shriver Housing Project
  • Member, Pro Bono Advisory Board
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2015
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2015
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member
  • 1978 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • English

Awards

  • Law Firm of the Year - Pro Bono
  • Century City Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Public Counsel
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2002
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2001
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2000
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1999
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1998
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1997
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Ethics
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1995
  • Order of the Coif
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1995
  • Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1995
  • St. Thomas More Honor Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1995
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Remedies
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • The Parol Evidence Rule
  • 2018
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • The Fight Against Online Defamation of your Business
  • 2018
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • California Business Entities - Pros and Cons
  • 2018
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • When Good Lawyers Behave Badly
  • 2017
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • 2017
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • Contract "Boilerplate" - Ignore at Your Own Risk
  • 2017
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • War Story - Patent Ownership Dispute
  • 2017
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • Can an HOA Restrict Speech
  • 2016
  • LeTip of Woodland Hills
  • Civil Discovery in California
  • 2015
  • Perkins Coie LLP Partners Retreat
  • e-Discovery Best Practices
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (26)
Endorse Benjamin
Business Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bejamin Soffer has made a substantial number of contributions on AVVO. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often find myself agreeing with his responses given to questions posted in the Avvo forum."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Business Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected member of the Avvo community and his responses to questions posted here are always on the money."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Benjamin provides great insight with his responses to legal questions on Avvo."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having read hundreds of this attorneys intelligent and well written comments here on Avvo, makes me want to endorse this lawyer... Reading his many 5 Star Client Reviews gave me cause to endorse this lawyer... I endorse Benjamin Soffer, Esq.!"
Business Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benjamin Soffer is a great lawyer and an asset to our community. He is active in many Bar and charitable organizations and is a credit to the legal field. Ben is knowledgeable and ethical. I do not hesitate to refer my best clients to him."
Business Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a rare type of a lawyer. Not only he is very experienced, talented, responsible lawyer who will keep his client always informed and well taken care of. He is also a lawyer of integrity holding himself to the highest levels of ethical standards and professionalism. He will provide a straightforward and practical advice and try to resolve the situation for his business clients in a way that make the most financial sense. But he will not hesitate to fight for his clients when the situation calls for it. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benjamin Soffer demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of legal matters. His responses on Avvo are remarkably thoughtful, articulate and accurate. I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Soffer is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Soffer is a highly respected attorney with extensive litigation experience in a broad range of areas. He consistently provides excellent answers to individuals on Avvo's advice forum. I highly recommend Mr. Soffer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Soffer regularly provides great advice. His dedication in answering so many questions on AVVO is commendable. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Soffer has been providing solid advice for many years. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben was formerly a partner at a major national law firm. In my experience, Big Firm Lawyers like Ben have two common characteristics - 1) They are smarter than other lawyers and were at the top of their law school classes; and 2) They work harder than other lawyers. Many of them do not have the business sense to run their own law firm, which is why they work for big firms. But if you find Big Firm Lawyer (like Ben), who has the business acumen to run their own business, and they are smart and industrious, then you have found the lawyer you should hire. Call Ben and ask if he can help you."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ben Soffer. Mr. Soffer specializes in litigating cases involving defective products, accidents with serious injuries, and business disputes. He has many years of engineering experience and decades of big law firm experience, which is a unique combination of expertise for lawyers in small firm practice, and is especially useful in defective products and complicated accident cases."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Soffer are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
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