Blinded Vets Foundation to Honor Local Attorney Martin Hoffman

Jun 11, 2010, 12:53 ET from Blinded American Veterans Foundation

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its June 13 picnic in Silver Spring, MD, will honor local attorney Martin P. Hoffmann.

"We're honored to recognize Marty for his outstanding service as an attorney, patriot, and supporter of our nation's veterans," said BAVF President John Fales of Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Foundation's annual Flag Day Picnic attracts political figures, area civic leaders, veterans' service organization representatives, and the BAVF "family" of disabled and visually impaired veterans.  Flags that were flown over the U.S. Capitol will be presented to many guests.  The band The Hula Monsters will entertain guests.  As always, the picnic's famous hot dogs will be prepared and served by the gregarious Chef Lakis, a longtime Washington, D.C. fixture who has since retired from his cart at the northeast corner of 18th and K Streets, N.W.

Martin Hoffman, known by most as "Marty" is an attorney of great repute handling matters of intellectual property — patents, trademarks and copyrights, and unfair competition law — both in our country and abroad.

Marty's birthplace was Newark, New Jersey, so that automatically makes him a connoisseur of the great music of the 50's.  Additionally, he earned his Engineering degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his J.D. from George Washington University.  Marty is a member of the District of Columbia Bar; the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the International Trademark Association.  He has lectured in Hungary and numerous patent law and trademark law seminars in the U.S.A.

In additional to his professional activities, Marty (along with his law partners) is continuing to be instrumental in helping raise thousands of dollars for Children's Hospital.

Marty and Susan, his life partner and serious competitor to Tina Fey and mother of their three talented children, are long time residents of Silver Spring.  Both Susan and Marty have been involved with this community and the school system.  

And Marty is a friend of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation since its inception.  The BAVF is ever grateful to Marty Hoffman for his advice and recommendations for the past 25 years and the Hoffman family friendship for almost 40 years.  

The Blinded American Veterans Foundation assists blinded and sensory-disabled veterans in attaining their full potential through research, rehabilitation, and re-employment.  It offers employment networking and rehabilitation and resource counseling, and provides funding for rehabilitation centers.  Other programs include a speaker's bureau, placement services, and compilation of related statistics.  It also conducts research, educational, and charitable programs.  This valuable service is performed strictly with volunteers and without a paid staff.

SOURCE Blinded American Veterans Foundation