Aerlex Law Group


Aerlex Law Group President Stephen Hofer at a Southern California Super Lawyers reception with prominent Los Angeles trial lawyer Thomas Girardi.


Stephen Hofer, President of the Aerlex Law Group has been named as 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers. This is the eighth consecutive year Hofer has received this honor.

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.

Mr. Hofer 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 Samantha Noon at