Elke A. Hofmann, Esq.

About me

I have been working with start-up and emerging growth businesses since I started my legal career in 1998 as an associate in the Business and Finance section of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia. In 2000, I moved to New York City to serve as the In-House Counsel of an internet company that focused on launching new ventures, and I handled all of the legal issues for these start-up companies. From 2003 until 2005, I was an associate attorney with Shalov Stone & Bonner LLP (now Shalov Stone Bonner & Rocco LLP), a boutique law firm specializing in securities and consumer fraud class action lawsuits. I found that I missed working with entrepreneurs, and began to build a solo practice providing legal advice to small businesses. Since 2005, I have focused on representing restaurants, bars and retail wine and spirits stores.

Bar Admissions

New York, 2002
Pennsylvania, 1998
California, 1997
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1997
Georgetown University Law Center (Visiting Student, Fall 1996)
University of California, Davis, B.A., 1993

Professional Associations

New York City Bar Association
New York State Restaurant Association
German American Chamber of Commerce of New York (YEC)
New York City Hospitality Group