Stephen Hofer, President of the Aerlex Law Group, and Vicky Boladian, the firm’s tax specialist, have been named as 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers. This is the eighth consecutive year Hofer has received this honor and the fourth time that Ms. Boladian has been selected to the list. Ms. Boladian is also honored this year by her third inclusion in the highly selective Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers list for 2017.

Super Lawyers is a survey of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the 90,000 lawyers who practice in the 11-county Southern California region are named as “Super Lawyers.” The selections for the respected Super Lawyers list of attorneys are made by the Super Lawyers attorney-led research team. The rigorous evaluation process includes independent research and scrutiny of the candidates by the magazine’s research staff, peer nominations by other attorneys, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

The 2017 list of top attorneys for the region was announced in late January and the selections appeared in the February issue of Los Angeles magazine. In addition, the choices were publicized in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, which was included with the Sunday, February 5, 2017 edition of The New York Times.

Stephen Hofer is President and founder of the Aerlex Law Group, one of the nation’s premier aviation law firms. During his 36 years as an attorney, he has specialized in aviation, corporate, commercial and employment law. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, he has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest ratings for both legal ability and ethical standards. Hofer publishes articles and speaks frequently on legal topics to organizations in the aviation industry. He is admitted to practice law in the States of California and Illinois, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Boladian has been a practicing attorney for 19 years and is an expert in tax law. She represents Aerlex clients seeking aircraft sales and use tax exemptions, challenging property tax assessments, and facing audits by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. She is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law and worked with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young before joining Aerlex in 2008. Ms. Boladian also speaks regularly to aviation industry organizations.

Mr. Hofer, Ms. Boladian and the rest of the highly skilled Aerlex legal team provide counsel to clients from all segments of the aviation industry, including business and corporate aircraft owners, on-demand air carriers, lenders, manufacturers, airlines and airports. The firm’s attorneys and staff provide expert assistance with whole aircraft purchases and sales, leasing, financing and management, fractional jet ownership, regulatory and tax matters, real estate and litigation issues.

For more information about the Aerlex Law Group, please call 310-392-5200 or email Cinda Rosenberg at