Steve Hockfield is a practicing attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina specializing in business law with extensive experience in business, commercial and corporate law; franchise law; internal corporate and LLC disputes; commercial landlord-tenant matters including negotiation of commercial leases; and commercial real estate. Steve has practiced law in Charlotte since April 1972. Steve has been honored by being elected by Business North Carolina magazine on multiple occasions as a Legal Elite in Business Law and as a North Carolina Super Lawyer. Only 40 to 45 attorneys in North Carolina are elected to Legal Elite each year by their fellow North Carolina lawyers as the best business attorneys in North Carolina.
Steve graduated UNC-Chapel Hill in 1967 with a B.S. in Accounting and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 1970 with a Juris Doctor degree. He became a member of the N. C. State Bar in 1970 and has practiced law in Charlotte since 1972. He is presently managing partner of the law firm of Erdman and Hockfield LLP.
Steve served as a member of the State Banking Commission (1979 – 1986); President, Temple Israel (1988-1990); member, Jewish Family Services Board of Directors (1990 – 1993); President, Mecklenburg Ministries, 1995; member, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Board of Visitors (2003 – 2007); and a Member, Board of Trustees, North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (2010 – 2013). In 1985 Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. honored Steve by awarding him membership in the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest honor that a citizen of the State of North Carolina can receive from the State.
Steve is married to Sharon, a local artist and former teacher, and has two daughters, Rebecca Hockfield of Washington, DC and Rachel Henschel of Cambridge, MA and two granddaughters.