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Hoge Fenton is growing! We are actively recruiting for several attorney positions. We place a high value on exceptional lawyering and writing skills, attention to detail, collegiality, and demonstrated commitment to the firm and the community.

Generally, our hours expectation is 1,750. We encourage collaborative work and collaborative business development activity, both within practice teams and across teams within the firm.


LATERAL LEVEL LAWYERS must have demonstrated ability to generate new business and a partial, portable book of business. We are seeking talented laterals for both our San Jose and Pleasanton offices in these areas of practice:

  • Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Employment Law Litigation and Advice/Counsel. Seeking an experienced lateral with a portable book of business. Our collaborative team is very active in public speaking, presenting seminars, authoring articles and e-blasts, and networking. We would expect any addition to the team to be so motivated. An experienced lateral may be based in either San Jose or Pleasanton.
  • Technology Transactions. Seeking an experienced lateral with a portable book of business to work with our M & A, Intellectual Property, and Corporate/Business Transactions teams. This position is based primarily in our San Jose office, although travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary.
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions. Seeking an experienced lateral (purchase/sale and leasing transactions) with a portable book of business. This position is based primarily in our San Jose office, although travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary.
  • Other Outstanding Experienced Laterals. We are always looking to add experienced, highly skilled lawyers in all areas of practice who share our vision and values. You must have at least a partial, portable book of business.
  • Corporate / M & A. Seeking an experienced lateral with 12+ years of substantive, sophisticated corporate, securities and M & A experience, including entity formation & governance, financing & restructuring, business and tech transactions, and domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic joint ventures. A partial, portable book of business is desirable. The position is based in our San Jose office, although travel to our Pleasanton office is occasionally necessary.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Grace Carr Lee, Director of Administration.


CORPORATE ATTORNEY
Job Description

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a junior to mid-level (2-7 years) corporate & real estate transactions associate. This position supports both our corporate/M&A/business transactions and real estate transactions teams.

This position is based primarily in San Jose, although occasional travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity. We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • experience in business formation, operating, governance, mergers, acquisitions, and the like
  • experience in real estate transactions including purchase/sale and leasing
  • a commitment to excellence
  • a strong work ethic
  • a desire to learn and grow professionally
  • an interest in or commitment to giving back to the community
  • an interest in or aptitude for business development

Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Grace Carr Lee, Director of Administration.


Staff Positions

RECORDS CLERK

Full-time position in our San Jose office available immediately.

Assists in the day-to-day functions of the firm’s Records Department under the supervision of the Records Coordinator.  Job duties include:

  • Supports attorneys & staff by accurately and timely filing paperwork
  • Provides prompt assistance by locating/tracking and delivering client files
  • Prepares and distributes file folders and file expansions
  • Prepares and sends files to off-site storage; tracks files pulled from storage
  • Indexes closed files
  • Covers at the firm’s reception desk as needed
  • Cross-trains throughout the Records and Finance Departments

High school education or equivalent is required. The successful candidate must have some previous experience handling legal records, and proficient filing and general office skills.

To apply, please submit a cover letter/email and resume to Susan M. Nave, Director of Human Resources – susan.nave@hogefenton.com. No recruiters or phone calls, please.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / RECEPTIONIST

Full-time position in our San Jose office, beginning mid-May 2017.

Primary responsibility is to cover the firm’s main reception desk. Job duties include:

  • Covering the reception function, with relief provided for rest and meal breaks
  • Answering the phone; screening & directing calls and otherwise assisting callers
  • Greeting and managing visitors to the firm, including maintaining the reception log and visitor badges
  • Managing the firm’s conference room schedules and, along with the support of Office Services, the firm’s meeting set-ups
  • Ordering and managing the firm’s catering as needed
  • Providing administrative support to the firm’s management team on an as-needed basis, primarily in the area of marketing support

College degree desired. Must have a professional appearance, demeanor and voice, with confidence and a strong command of the English language. General office skills (including Microsoft Office suite) required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter/email and resume to Susan M. Nave, Director of Human Resources – susan.nave@hogefenton.com. No recruiters or phone calls, please.


No phone calls, please. We are not working with recruiters at this time, thank you.

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