• Cuddy & Feder Attorney Leanne Shofi Joins Women’s Business Development Council Board of Directors

    September 6, 2018, Stamford, CT – The Women’s Business Development Council, a not-for-profit providing the training, education and borrowing power necessary for women to launch and grow their own businesses, recently announced the appointment of Leanne Shofi, Special Counsel in the Litigation Group at Cuddy & Feder, as a new member of its Board of Directors.

    “I’m thrilled to join the Women’s Business Development Council’s Board and be in a position to help drive women’s economic equity, a cause that’s very important to me,” said Leanne Shofi, Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder.  “It’s more critical now than ever that organizations such as the Women’s Business Development Council continue to grow and thrive to provide much needed resources to women launching and growing new businesses.”

    A resident of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ms. Shofi has diversified experience with a number of law firms, including several boutique firms and a leading international law firm.  In her current role at Cuddy & Feder in White Plains, New York, she handles all aspects of federal and state complex commercial litigation within Connecticut and New York, including in the areas of telecommunications and land use

    “Leanne’s experience will be an incredible asset as we look to continue to grow our organization and be able to provide even more services in our local communities for women who want to build their businesses,” said Fran Pastore, CEO, Women’s Business Development Council.  “I’m looking forward to working with her in the coming months to help drive women’s economic equity both locally and nationally.”

    Ms. Shofi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law.

    About the Women’s Business Development Council:
    Headquartered in Stamford with satellite offices in Derby and New London, the 501 (c)(3) non-profit has served over 14,000 clients. It has assisted in the creation of more than 1,800 businesses and supported the sustainability and expansion of 3,800 established businesses, creating more than 4,900 jobs. For more information on the Women’s Business Development Council, visit