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Staff Positions

We are recruiting for a full-time Admin Assistant/Receptionist (40 hours/week) in our Pleasanton office, effective immediately.
Primary responsibility is to cover the firm’s reception desk, and to handle a number of administrative tasks. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Covering the office reception function – being the “face of the firm”
  • Answering the phone; screening & directing calls and otherwise assisting callers
  • Greeting and managing visitors to the firm
  • Managing the firm’s conference room schedules, meeting set-ups and catering, as needed
  • Maintaining the firm’s facilities (kitchen & office supplies, general kitchen tidiness)
  • Filing updates into law books on occasion
  • Providing administrative support to the firm’s legal secretarial staff (copying, scanning, filing, closing client files, for example)

College degree desired, but not absolutely required. Must have a professional appearance, demeanor and voice, with confidence and a strong command of the English language. Outstanding interpersonal skills required. General office skills (including Microsoft Office suite and strong keyboarding) desirable.

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

Please submit your cover letter or email and resume to Susan M. Nave, Director of Human Resources: susan.nave@hogefenton.com. No phone calls or recruiter submissions, thank you.


Attorney Positions

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 1,700. We encourage collaborative work and collaborative business development activity, both within practice teams and across teams within the firm.


ESTATES & TRUSTS ASSOCIATE
Job Description

Hoge Fenton has an immediate opening for a mid-level (3-7 years) estates & trusts associate.  This position supports our tax, estate planning, trust administration, and estate litigation teams.

The 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, sexual orientation, or sexual identity.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years of private law practice, with direct client relationship experience
  • Court experience in any area of practice
  • Negotiation skills
  • Willing to consider a seasoned lawyer who desires to transition from corporate, tax or litigation to a sophisticated estate planning practice
  • Strong academic credentials
  • LL.M. in taxation or substantial experience in tax matters is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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, Executive Director.


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, Executive Director.


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

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