Steven Peluso

Of Counsel | Privacy

Steven Peluso became Of Counsel to Han Santos in 2020 as part of the Firm’s initiative to build a deep legal practice around certification and high stakes testing. He is currently associated with Han Santos to establish the Firm’s New York Office.

Steven is a recognized authority on personnel credentialing and the associated program accreditation standards. He also runs his own Law Practice out of New York, advising sponsors of personnel certification, licensure, and certificate programs on a variety of legal and business issues.

Before launching his own firm, Steven was General Counsel for a nationally recognized test developer as well as associate counsel at a major New York financial institution. He also served as a Special Agent with the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) prior to starting his legal career.

Steven holds notable leadership and board positions for professional organizations and non-profits including the Central Park Medical Unit (CPMU), an all-volunteer ambulance service that supplies emergency medical services in New York City’s Central Park. Steven is past chair of the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC). He also chairs the PCAC State Legislation Task Force.

Due to his unique background, Steven is often tapped to author features on the topics of personnel credentialing, intellectual property, and nonprofit work. Most notably, he is the author of numerous articles published by the American Bar Association, American Society of Association Executives and American National Standards Institute. He also hosts presentations on a variety of topics at trade association conferences.

“I endeavor to do my best for my clients.”

Practice Areas & Services:

  • Testing
  • Licensing & Certification
  • Accreditation
  • Start-ups
  • Business Transactions

Admissions & Certifications:

  • State Board of New York
  • State Board of Connecticut


  • J.D. Saint John’s University School of Law
  • M.B.A., Finance, Columbia University Business School
  • B.S., New York University, Stern School of Business


  • English