Ari J. Hoffman is the firm’s Managing Partner. He is a trusted counselor and an effective advocate. He represents businesses, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. His practice includes a wide variety of commercial trial work, with significant experience in complex business disputes and contract-related litigation, securities and shareholder disputes, intellectual property matters, premises liability, and real estate and property litigation. He also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, representing clients in arbitration and mediation, before organizations such as the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Ari is also the chair of the firm’s Common Interest Communities Group. He has a large common interest community practice, counseling common interest communities of all sizes. He routinely reviews and amends community documents, prepares contracts, collects common charges and fines, represents clients at hearings, in court, and before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and provides general governance advice. Ari regularly speaks at seminars and educates Boards of Directors on applicable law and best practices.



Boston College Law School, J.D., 2000

Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996


  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024

Connecticut Super Lawyers®, "Rising Star" General Litigation, 2009-2012

Connecticut Super Lawyers®, General Litigation, 2013-2023

Benchmark Litigation®, Securities, Commercial, 2024 

Connecticut Law Tribune, New Leaders of the Law Award, 2003

A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award, 2009

Fairfield County Business Journal, "40 Under 40" Award, 2012



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Community Involvement

Congregation Beth El, President, 2017-2019

Jewish Center for Community Services, Board of Directors & Chair, Allocations Committee, 2005-2010

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