Mr. Hoffer is an attorney who practices law in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.  He has unusual experience in working with a blend of clients that include individuals, business enterprises, law firms, corporate legal departments, universities, and public agencies.  He assists his clients in solving complex domestic and transnational challenges that concern business transactions, strategic alliances, operations, product marketing programs, IP rights, legal advocacy, and regulatory compliance.  His telephone line is 415 500-1878.

smhsepia - 1His law offices advise on solutions for negotiated agreements, company policies, and  consumer protection.  During the past ten years, he has mainly provided guidance focusing on innovations, data privacy, copyrights, trademarks, licensing, pricing, and the Internet.  He resolves new legal challenges that arise from new media, product development, cloud computing, data security, net neutrality, open architecture, public-private partnerships, competition, trade, and globalization.  

Through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Mr. Hoffer is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the U.S. and E.U. (CIPP/US and CIPP/E). He consults on personal data privacy, fair information privacy principles, privacy by design, privacy governance, risk management, big data, differential pricing, secure networks, data breaches, notifications, and cross-border privacy rules.

Every year, new technologies and regulations change business practices while raising a myriad of novel legal challenges. Our practice aims to competently and efficiently prepare our clients proactively by advising them how to satisfy their strategic goals, especially when they are likely to encounter new hurdles or investigations that relate to recent technical, regulatory, or legislative developments.  The law firm founded by Mr. Hoffer routinely counsels on the legal standards of civil procedure, civil liberties, unfair trade practices, regulatory investigations, complex litigation, e-discovery, attorney-client privilege, European Union law, international law, and conflicts of law rules.

Mr. Hoffer’s telephone number is (415) 500-1878 and his email is  His main office is located at 631 Bridgeway, Sausalito, California 94965, and it is just across the street from the ferry terminal of Sausalito and right above the Bridgeway Cafe.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: Our office is now accepting new clients, subject to availability.

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION: You may set up a free initial consultation of thirty minutes by completing a registration form at this link and selecting an available time or by calling us at (415) 500-1878. Please note, however, that we do not generally handle new matters that concern probate, trust and estates, worker’s compensation, bankruptcy, taxation, criminal law, or family law.

CLIENT APPOINTMENTS: If you are already a client, you may set up an appointment by calling us at (415) 500-1878 or by selecting an appointment time at this link.

PART-TIME GENERAL COUNSEL SERVICES: For enterprises ranging from small businesses to highly regulated corporations that are presently without counsel, Mr. Hoffer may be retained to serve as part-time General Counsel (i.e., one or two days a week or with a degree of priority, etc.), subject to availability. (Click link for more…)