Real Estate Litigation 101: The basics, some tips, some tricks, and some traps that you need to know

By Hoge Fenton | 05.18.2017 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Real Estate Litigation 101: The basics, some tips, some tricks, and some traps that you need to know to effectively prosecute and defend real estate cases, along with discussion of typical claims and causes of action Please join us for EACBA’s 3rd Thursday Monthly MCLE Luncheon: Date May 18, 2017 Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location On the Border Hacienda Crossings 4940 Dublin Blvd. Dublin, CA 94568 Speakers Steven Kahn and Marcus Brown Steven Kahn is a shareholder in Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel’s Tri-Valley office.  Steven’s practice focuses on real estate and business litigation, title insurance coverage, escrows, and real estate transactions. He represents individuals, families, businesses, real estate developers, regional and national lenders, title insurers, escrow companies, and real estate professionals throughout Northern California.  Steven regularly handles all phases of litigation, including trials, arbitrations, appeals, and mediations. He has litigated and provided counsel to his clients on a wide variety of issues, including: title insurance coverage; escrow procedures and best practices; real estate transaction nondisclosure; defense of real estate professionals; 1031 exchanges; boundary disputes; easements; encroachments; priorities of title and lien priority disputes; and mechanic’s liens.  Steven also sits on the Advisory Board of Santa Clara University’s Alexander Community Law Center, in San Jose. Marcus Brown is a real estate and litigation attorney in Walnut Creek, California, handling transactions and disputes on residential and commercial properties. A native Oregonian, Marcus attended Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., cum laude ’02) and Seattle University School of Law (J.D., cum […]

Employment Law – All About Return to Work & Work Restrictions

By Hoge Fenton | 05.9.2017 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Date May 9, 2017 Time 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Location The Capital Club 50 West San Fernando San Jose, CA 95113 Join us on May 9th at 7:30 a.m. at the Silicon Valley Capital Club for breakfast and an informational seminar about employment law. Presenters: Bryan Armstrong, SIP and Sarju Naran, Esq., Employment Law defense attorney. Sarju Naran, Esq. Bryan Armstrong, SIP What you will learn: Understand the overlap between Workers Comp and FEHA / ADA / FMLA / CFRA Leave Laws When and how to consider job accommodations following a work related injury Building the team to create an effective Return To Work Program Learn the best practices of the “Interactive Process” for job accommodation required by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) What is a “Reasonable Accommodation?” Penalties for discrimination under Workers’ Comp (Labor Code 132(a)) Click here to register now!

Hoge Fenton, Rotary Club of San Jose and San Jose USD Partner with Book Trust to Bring Books to Kids in Need

By Hoge Fenton | 04.13.2017 | Firm Post

Community Partnership Brings National Literacy Organization to Empire Gardens Elementary Denver, CO, April 4, 2017 – National literacy nonprofit Book Trust has joined community partners Rotary Club of San Jose and the law firm, Hoge Fenton, to bring its program to nearly 100 first, second and third graders at Empire Gardens Elementary School in San Jose. Book Trust helps students in need celebrate reading and choose and own 1-3 books every month of the school year, building personal libraries of up to 30 books a year for each child. “Hoge Fenton has a proud commitment to community service, and Book Trust truly is a service to our local children,” says Grace Carr Lee, Executive Director and project champion. “Many of us were privileged to grow up with unlimited access to books. Unfortunately, many of these kids just don’t have access to books outside of school. Book Trust not only provides books, they let the kids choose their own books – which they get to keep forever – and teachers celebrate those choices and the importance of reading with them.” “Rotary Club of San Jose is equally proud to play a role in bringing Book Trust to Empire Gardens,” adds Cindy Faulkner, Rotary’s current president. “We know how important reading at grade level is to graduation rates, and if we can help kids learn to love reading, we’re giving a gift that lasts a lifetime.” Each organization and Empire Gardens Elementary contributed funds to bring Book Trust to the school, at […]

Mackrell International in Chambers Guide as Leading Global Network for Fifth Year Running

By Hoge Fenton | 04.4.2017 | Firm Post

Mackrell International (MI) has secured its third consecutive ranking in the Chambers Directory as a world-leading global network.  Hoge Fenton, which has been a member of MI since 2015, is one of more than 90 members representing 4500 lawyers working in 60 countries.  The network has boosted its coverage in Africa with new members in Ghana and Tanzania, added Costa Rica to the South American offer and can now offer pan-Australian coverage through Hive Legal in Melbourne. Sblend Sblendorio, Hoge Fenton, said: “So much of our business is increasingly global and belonging to a quality network like MI means we can provide all our clients with the best possible international advice. MI is an extension of our partnership, and that’s a very powerful offer to clients.” Clive Mieville, managing director of MI, said; “This kind of acknowledgement in a leading directory is testament to the growing power of international networks as alternative to global law firms.  Clients can be reassured about the work and commitment to quality of all our member firms.” 25% of MI member firms are ranked in the Chambers directories including 232 leading individuals. For further information please contact Sblend Sblendorio, Hoge Fenton or Meryl Edwards at Mackrell International on Please also visit

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