Jessica Hoffman Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Jessica Hoffman

Jessica Hoffman

Attorney at Law

Brooklyn
Licensed in
NY, NJ
Brooklyn Law
School

"A great communicator and truly cares about having a positive impact in a startups launch!"

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About
An entrepreneurial lawyer with a "why not?" philosophy on client transactions. That philosophy means finding ways to accomplish what clients want rather than reasons why they should not or cannot. I work with startups of all types on entity structure and formation considerations, founder vesting and early-stage financing, early hires and international contractors, trademarking, and Internet law compliance. Basically - anything a startup or small business might need.

I am lead counsel for an accelerator and an advisory board member to several tech- and web-focused companies.
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"Great job! Thanks"

Brand Name Trademark Registration
Posted on Oct 2, 2015
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"Smooth and easy!"

LLC Registered Agent Assistance
Posted on Aug 6, 2015
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"Jessica was great! She replied ultra fast and helped break down some confusing concepts from a form for the state we are trying to do business in. Would love to use her again when the time comes. "

Assistance with New York Application for Authority
Posted on May 19, 2015
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"Very good, fair, and easy to work with."

{time sensitive} Respond to Trademark Infringement Letter
Posted on May 12, 2015
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"Jessica is very passionate about helping startups. She is a great communicator and she truly cares about having a positive impact in a startups launch."

Travel Startups Incubator
Posted on Feb 1, 2015

Work History

Hoffman Law PLLC

Managing Attorney

Mar 2015 - Present

Hoffman Law PLLC is a boutique law practice based in New York City, providing corporate, internet compliance, intellectual property, and venture legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. We support our clients as they develop their companies from ideas in a notebook to staffed, scaled, funded companies, through unconventional solutions and pricing structures.

Mar 2015 - Present

Hoffman Luque LLP

Partner

Nov 2013 - Mar 2015

Represent startup companies by forming entities, negotiating and drafting contracts, advising on fundraising, and more.

Nov 2013 - Mar 2015

Kopel & Spinner

Associate

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Advised top-tier, national financial institutions on best practices in secured transactions. Drafted corporate resolutions, affidavits, powers of attorney, delegations of powers, subordination agreements and deeds to real property. Conducted extensive title review; assisted in drafting of promissory notes and security instruments. Conducted daily due diligence on all corporate entity documents and trusts for compliance and insurability. Researched for and counseled clients on estate and tax implications of real property transfers between individuals and/or entities, in 15 states.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Represented startup companies in tech, media, and art industries. Drafted licensing agreements, privacy policies, terms of use for web sites, and entity documents for LLCs and other business associations. Advised startup companies on corporate/entity structure and helped them file LLC documents. Aided clients in filing trademark applications and advised on copyright issues.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Brooklyn Law School

Law Student

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Brooklyn Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Fiduciary Trust Company

Legal Intern

Jun 2010 - Apr 2012

Legal Intern in Trusts and Estates Advisement. Researched and interpreted statues of all 50 states to create charts regarding various fiduciary obligations and permissible actions. Aided in administration of high net worth estates. Reviewed and summarized trust documents. Researched and opined on several client issues regarding trustee and executor activities.

Jun 2010 - Apr 2012

Brooklyn Law School Mediation Clinic

Intern Mediator

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Mediated small claims cases in civil court involving real and personal property, landlord-tenant disputes, contracts, and consumer and service disputes.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney

Paralegal

Jun 2008 - Jul 2009

Managed all documents in three large cases in litigation. Created privilege logs and deposition exhibit lists for pre-trial Orders. Assisted lead attorneys in court with note keeping and exhibit management during federal trials. Digested deposition transcripts for trial use.

Jun 2008 - Jul 2009

SCORE! Educational Centers

Personal Tutoring Director

Jun 2006 - Aug 2007

Ran a small business as Director of the educational tutoring program. Created and hosted marketing events, sold memberships, hired and trained new tutors, provided profit and loss analyses for corporate directors. Tutored children ages 4-18 of varying skill levels in math and English.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2007

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