Ms. Hoffman’s practice regularly involves commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  She represents national lenders in matters involving complex consumer and commercial bankruptcies.

She has also represented numerous bankruptcy trustees, creditor’s committees, and commercial clients in large liquidation cases dealing with preferences, fraudulent conveyances, and insider transfer recoveries.  She serves as national counsel for an international auto-finance lender, coordinating all aspects of bankruptcy fraudulent conveyance litigation defense.  She also assists in-house counsel in drafting RFPs, SLAs and SOW for clients utilizing outside bankruptcy vendors.

 Ms. Hoffman provides counseling on consumer finance regulatory compliance to national lenders. She regularly addresses comprehensive federal and state regulatory compliance issues related to consumer leasing, consumer finance, automotive financing, collections, legal risk management, credit reporting, and governmental examinations.  Her practice focuses on drafting personal property financing and leasing agreements and related program documents. She assists clients in developing consumer lending policies, consumer lending guidelines and conducts in-house training tailored to those policies and best practices.



ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Le Moyne College, B.A., 1993

Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association

Honors & Awards 
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers®  (2017, 2020)
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Pro Bono Award (2009)

Community Involvement 
  • Legal Aid Society
  • The Legal Project 
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), Volunteer 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • “The Top Ten Things Every Creditor Must Do Now,”  NYSSPCA, July 2020

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