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Lloyd A. Schmidt Elevated to Shareholder

By Hoge Fenton | 07.1.2018 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt was elevated to the status of Shareholder. With more than 30 years of experience counseling clients in corporate and business transactions, Lloyd has extensive knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and entity selection, formation and dissolution, in addition to providing general corporate advice and counsel. He is also well-versed in issues relating to vendors, suppliers, and other service providers, employee relations and agreements, stock plans, and contract negotiation. Lloyd has been an integral member of Hoge Fenton’s Corporate Group since joining the firm in July 2017. Prior to joining Hoge Fenton, Lloyd was a shareholder at Hopkins & Carley in San Jose, and served as a chair of its Corporate, Tax, and Business Transactions Department. “I am fortunate to join such an experienced group of shareholders at Hoge Fenton. They show a sincere commitment to professionalism and the community, uphold the value of excellence, and are trusted by our clients,” said Lloyd A. Schmidt. “Lloyd’s longstanding relationships with a number of loyal clients have developed over many years of his providing outstanding legal and business representation,” said Daniel W. Ballesteros, managing shareholder at Hoge Fenton. “Lloyd exemplifies the high standards of client care we expect from our attorneys. Now, Hoge Fenton business clients have the benefit of Lloyd’s excellent advice, counsel, and advocacy. We are honored to call Lloyd a shareholder.” Click here for the full press release. ABOUT HOGE FENTON: Hoge Fenton is […]

California Legislature Amends New California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

By Hoge Fenton | 09.7.2018 | Firm Post

Thus far, 2018 has proven to be the Year of Privacy. The year began with news that Facebook had allowed Cambridge Analytica, a political firm, to access private data of more than 50 million Facebook users. Then, on May 25, the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into force, overhauling 15 years of European privacy law. Not to be outdone, on June 28, the California Legislature passed a comprehensive consumer privacy law called The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The Bill AB No. 375 is, in many ways, California’s response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and a nod to many of the principles of the GDPR. AB No. 375 was drafted, debated, and adopted within seven days, so not surprisingly, much criticism and scrutiny in the privacy industry followed. And as expected, last Friday, August 31, the California Legislature passed SB 1121 to amend the CCPA. The CCPA applies to any for-profit legal entity doing business in California that meets any one of the following: has annual revenues in excess of $25 million; possesses the personal data of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices; or derives 50% or more of its annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal data. The CCPA provides new rights to California residents, including: the right to know what personal data is being collected and shared or disclosed with others; the right to object to the sale of personal information; and the right to access personal information that a company holds and to […]

Hoge Fenton Chair of Privacy & Data Security and IP, Stephanie Sparks to Speak at the Women’s Luncheon Series on September 20th

By Hoge Fenton | 09.20.2018 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Join Hoge Fenton Chair of Privacy & Data Security and IP, Stephanie Sparks on September 20, 2018 at the Capital Club for the Women’s Luncheon Series.  Stephanie will be discussing “Cybersecurity and YOU – what you need to know for your personal and business life.”  This engaging talk will give you actionable take-aways and a better sense of today’s cybersecurity concerns.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Theresa at theresa.pham@hogefenton.com

Hoge Fenton Shareholder Sblend Sblendorio to Speak at the CCIM/AREAA Silicon Valley & International Commercial Real Estate Broker Forum

By Hoge Fenton | 09.20.2018 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Hoge Fenton is proud to sponsor the CCIM/AREAA Silicon Valley & International Commercial Real Estate Broker Forum on September 20, 2018. Shareholder, Sblend Sblendorio will also participate as a panel member in the forum and provide his legal perspective on U.S. and foreign investments.  For additional information, click here.

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