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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATE – Silicon Valley Office

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 (3-9 years) real estate associate. Although this position is primary transactional, some real estate litigation experience is helpful.

This position is based primarily in San Jose, although occasional travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary as this positions supports real estate and land use attorneys in both our office locations.

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 age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

We offer our associates a full array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, EAP (employee assistance program), Technology Credit Union membership, 401(k), the Gradifi student loan repayment benefit, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • has previous experience in commercial real estate transactions, including purchase/sale and leasing
  • has private law practice experience, with some experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision) and disciplined time entry
  • will have prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • possesses strong academic credentials
  • has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • has strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • has an exquisite attention to detail and accuracy in one’s work
  • has a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic
  • has a desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity
  • desires to invest in building a future with a mid-sized law firm

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. Be sure to include a cover email or letter.

Please, no recruiters or phone calls, thank you.


IP / PRIVACY ASSOCIATE – Silicon Valley Office

Job Description

Hoge Fenton has an immediate opening for an IP/Privacy associate. This position primarily supports both our trademark and our privacy/data security practices. Soft IP responsibilities include prosecuting and defending trademark claims, and asserting and defending copyright claims. Privacy responsibilities include working with clients to develop privacy policies and best practices, and responding to/defending law enforcement requests for data. Data breach responsibilities include participating on a team to provide immediate and multi-pronged breach response services.

Knowledge and understanding of the principles of intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets) and some experience in trademark/copyright prosecutions and transactions and technology licensing is desired. Some knowledge of/experience with tech transactions and commercial contracts is helpful (for example, manufacturer/supply agreements, software and product development agreements, software and hardware license agreements, domestic and international distribution agreements, OEM and VAR reseller agreements, EULAs, website terms of use, privacy policies and statements, etc.).

The position is based primarily in downtown San Jose.

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 age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

We offer our associates a full array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, EAP (employee assistance program), Technology Credit Union membership, 401(k), the Gradifi student loan repayment benefit, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • Has private law practice experience, with some experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision) and disciplined time entry
  • Will have prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Possesses strong academic credentials
  • Has strong legal and factual/investigative (internet) research skills
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has a commitment to excellence
  • Is a creative problem solver; has the ability to comprehend complex subjects (conceptual thinker)
  • Has the desire and ability to understand technologies, for example, sensor array testing, semiconductor, programmable logic, etc.
  • Has a desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity
  • Demonstrates good judgment
  • Has a strong work ethic
  • Works well in a team environment; wants to be a positive contributor to a practice team
  • Desires to invest in building a future with a mid-sized law firm

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.


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

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