Steven D. Hoffman

Steven D. Hoffman

Sunnyvale, California

Steven D. Hoffman has been serving the needs of individuals and businesses in the Cupertino area since 1982.  His practice areas range from Business Formation & Organization and Real Estate Transactional work, to Litigation including construction defect cases.  Mr. Hoffman is uniquely qualified in these areas, from his experience as an Apprentice Carpenter in the construction industry to his work as a Real Estate Agent selling properties in the Los Angeles area while attending law school.   While in Los Angeles, he also worked in the Land-Use and Environmental Divisions of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.  Mr. Hoffman  represents buyers, sellers, and brokers involved in both commercial and residential property and has held a real estate broker's license since 1980.  For over 10 years, Mr. Hoffman's law office acted as  Escrow Holder administering the sale of hundreds of Santa Clara County businesses involving secured transactions, creditor claims and compliance with the bulk sale requirements of the Commercial Code.  He works with clients' CPA's and tax advisors to properly set up small to medium size companies, whether established as Corporations, Partnerships or Limited Liability Companies.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Real Estate Law - Represent Borrowers, Sellers, Brokers and Tenants & Landlords
  • 25% Business & Commercial Law - Business/Corp. Formation and Transactions
  • 25% Distressed Real Estate Loans, Foreclosures and Short Sales
  • 25% Personal Injury/Tort Law - Auto Accidents and Slip and Falls

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979


  • University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Communications & Public Policy


  • Business Law Lecture, Monte Vista High School

Honors and Awards

  • President of Sunnyvale/Cupertino Bar Association, 2004 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present
  • The Lawyer Connection, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Red Carpet Realty, Real Estate Sales, 1974 - 1976
  • L.A. City Attorney's Office, Environmental/Land Use and Zoning, 1977 - 1979

Pro Bono Activities

  • Small Claims Pro Tem Judge, 1990 - 1999

Ancillary Businesses

  • Licensed California Real Estate Agent since 1973
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1980


  • Spanish

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Law Offices of Steven D. Hoffman
563 South Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, California 94086

Phone: 408-549-1719
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