ARI J. HOFFMAN is a principal in Cohen and Wolf's Litigation, Securities and Common Interest Communities Groups. Resident in the firm's Bridgeport office, Mr. Hoffman practices in the areas of commercial and criminal litigation, securities law, and condominium law. He practices in both state and federal courts handling complex commercial litigation cases; business tort claims; intellectual property matters; securities fraud actions; various criminal matters; and condominium litigation. He regularly represents broker-dealers, investment advisors, broker-dealer agents, and customers before self-regulatory securities agencies. Mr. Hoffman has significant experience in the law of common interest communities, including reviewing and amending common interest community documents, and frequently provides governance advice to common interest community boards of directors.
In 2003, Mr. Hoffman received a prestigious New Leaders of the Law Award. Sponsored by the Connecticut Law Tribune, the awards program honors Connecticut lawyers who demonstrate leadership, innovation, and dedication within their profession and communities. Mr. Hoffman is recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2013-2018) for his work in the area of General Litigation.
Mr. Hoffman is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. He is a member of the American, Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. In October 2011, Mr. Hoffman was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court bar.
Mr. Hoffman was honored with the A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award in 2009 by UJA-Federation of Eastern Fairfield County for his efforts. He won the Fairfield County 2012 "40Under40" competition, hosted by the Fairfield County Business Journal, in recognition of his leadership qualities, ongoing personal and professional development, and outstanding accomplishments that have made an impact in the legal industry sector.
Mr. Hoffman received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1996, from Brandeis University and his J.D., in 2000, from Boston College Law School.