Aerlex Law Group


Famed WWII pilot Bob Hoover (the “pilot’s pilot”) with Aerlex President Stephen Hofer. Photographs by Amir Saidi.

It was a crisp, clear night on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood as the Aerlex Law Group and Aerlex Tax Services welcomed more than 225 guests November 4th for an evening of revelry at the Andaz Hotel, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the law firm’s founding.

Aerlex clients, aviation industry professionals, business associates and friends joined Aerlex attorneys and staff in the 14th-floor rooftop Panorama Room to toast the firm’s decade of success. Guests conversed with friends and enjoyed cocktails, food, music, magic tricks and hand-rolled cigars while reveling in the magnificent windswept nighttime view that stretched from downtown Los Angeles to Catalina Island.

During a break in the music, Stephen Hofer, the founder and President of Aerlex Law Group, greeted the crowd and expressed his gratitude for the enthusiastic support the firm has received from clients and colleagues over the past decade. While onstage with Senior Transactional Counsel Amanda Applegate, Chief Executive Officer of Aerlex Tax Services, LLC, Hofer told the gathering that the firm has successfully handled 450 aircraft transactions with an aggregate value of $3.6 billion since 2005 and he said Aerlex’s record of achievement was a tribute to the skills of its attorneys and staff, the firm’s ever-growing nucleus of loyal and appreciative clients, and aviation industry partners from around the globe who have confidence in Aerlex’s ability.