J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2016
B.B.A., Baruch College, City University of New York, cum laude, 2009
University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 2015
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Sophia V. Hepheastou is an attorney who primarily practices in the areas of bankruptcy and general litigation, providing legal advice to clients as well as general counsel services to companies regarding business disputes and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and consumer bankruptcy matters. Ms. Hepheastou also represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Hepheastou worked extensively in advertising at various companies across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, media, and entertainment. Ms. Hepheastou graduated from Brooklyn Law School where she concentrated her studies on bankruptcy and commercial law. She received the Zaretsky Fellowship, which recognizes students with academic achievements and interests in commercial bankruptcy. While in law school, Ms. Hepheastou interned for the Honorable Sean H. Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Both throughout law school and while in practice Ms. Hepheastou has worked closely with unrepresented clients through the City Bar Justice Center Bankruptcy Project, helping low-income individuals file Chapter 7 petitions.
In tandem with her volunteer work with the City Bar Justice Center, Ms. Hepheastou has also been a board member of the New York chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (I.W.I.R.C.) since 2016, where she acted as the Networking Events Co-Chair role since 2020, and is now the Network Co-Chair. In her board role, Ms. Hepheastou organizes events bringing professionals together across the legal, financial, and restructuring industries and now provides strategic guidance for the I.W.R.C. New York Chapter.
Ms. Hepheastou enjoys working with attorneys from different practice areas and working closely with clients to tackle pressing legal matters.