What we're about.
Our clients come to Hoge Fenton because we're a lot like they are: innovative, energetic, responsive, and engaged in critical business operations both here at home and across the globe. Some of our clients rely on our local knowledge: intimate familiarity with local process, including our Northern California trial lawyers and our land use and real estate attorneys. Other clients appreciate our global reach: the ability to assist with business needs, wherever they may be in the world, including our legal expertise in complex cross-border business transactions and intellectual property protection. Whatever their need, our clients want their legal work done at the speed of business -- which means their transactions are handled efficiently and their deals closed on time. They want their disputes resolved quickly and in the most cost-effective manner possible. They need predictability and flexibility in budgeting their legal expenses. Hoge Fenton has served clients both regionally and globally for nearly 60 years - longevity that is rare in law firms these days - precisely because we understand and focus on those needs.
How we're different.
- "Small Firm" Client Service. Our clients are our top priority. We understand that your time is valuable. You can reach even the most senior attorneys responsible for your legal matter 24/7. If a particular attorney is temporarily unavailable, another member of the team will respond. We are committed to outstanding communication with and responsiveness to our clients.
- "Mid-Size Firm" Billing Practices. Hoge Fenton offers competitive rates and creative billing solutions. We understand and are guided by our clients' need for some certainty in budgeting legal expenses. We are rational in our billing practices. We support our clients' desire for alternatives to the traditional billable hour, e.g., monthly flat fees, project flat fees, phase flat fees, hybrid fee agreements, fee caps, holdbacks, and success fees, where appropriate.
- "Large Firm" Expertise. Because many of our lawyers have chosen to come practice at Hoge Fenton from some well known and respected large firms, Hoge Fenton is able to offer the depth and breadth of legal expertise of a much larger firm. And, because of our competitive billing rates, we are able to staff your matters with more senior, knowledgeable lawyers, resulting in increased efficiencies and important cost savings for our clients.