Category: Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Shareholder Denise Chambliss and Attorney Jim Cummins to Speak at Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council

By Hoge Fenton | 02.13.2018 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Topic Undue Influence in Will and Trust Contests Under Probate Code §86 Date March 1st, 2018 Time 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location Marriott Pleasanton 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd. Pleasanton, CA 94588 Presentation Summary: Undue influence attacks on a will or trust are extremely difficult to prevail. Roughly only one of twenty cases is successful in voiding a testamentary instrument due to undue influence. Of interest to trust and estate professionals are two recent potential game changers – First, the addition of Probate Code §86, which provides a statutory definition of undue influence by incorporation of the Welfare and Institutions Code statute on financial elder abuse § 15610.70, and second, the application of Family Code §721 in cases involving surviving spousal beneficiaries to shift the party with the initial burden of proof from that of the contestant (plaintiff) to that of the surviving spouse (defendant). Seasoned trial attorneys Denise Chambliss and James Cummins of Hoge Fenton will explore the trust and estate litigation issues of lack of capacity, undue influence, and financial abuse with a broader discussion about these common, but rarely successful, challenges to testamentary documents. Learning Objectives: Update on changes in the California Probate Code Update on judicial treatment of evidentiary issues in undue influence challenges Understand signs of potential undue influence when drafting testamentary instruments REGISTER NOW to Join Us March 1st at the Pleasanton Marriott from 6pm – 8pm.

Shareholder Steven Kahn to speak on Real Estate Litigation 101

By Hoge Fenton | 01.23.2018 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Date January 23rd, 2018 Time 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location 1515 Restaurant & Lounge 1515 N. Main Street Walnut Creek CA 94596 Hoge Fenton Shareholder Steven Kahn to speak with Marcus Brown on Real Estate Litigation 101 for the Contra Costa County Bar Association.  Learn about the basics, some tips, some tricks, and some traps that you need to know to effectively prosecute and defend real estate cases. Discussion topics will include: Quiet Title matters Partition cases Non-Disclosure matters For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Countdown to the GDPR (Part 3)

By Hoge Fenton | 01.23.2018 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

JOIN US for a 3-part webinar series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in just a few more months on Monday, May 25, 2018.

WHO: All companies that have personal information of EU citizens or that conduct business in the EU, regardless of their home country, must comply with the GDPR.

WHY: Because the GDPR mandates Accountability and demonstrating Compliance, and large monetary fines of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of global annual revenues will be imposed on companies for non-compliance.


October 31, 2017: You will learn what the GDPR requires, specific changes under the new law, common deficiencies in companies today, and information you need to develop an action plan for your company.
Time: 7:00 p.m.  Central Eastern Europe  |  6:00 p.m. London Time  |  1:00  p.m. Eastern  |  10:00 a.m. Pacific

December 7, 2017: Compliance considerations for non-EU companies with EU-facing websites and mobile apps, EU personnel or business partners, EU e-discovery and other cross-border transfer issues.
Time: 7:00 p.m.  Central Eastern Europe  |  6:00 p.m. London Time  |  1:00  p.m. Eastern  |  10:00 a.m. Pacific

January 23, 2018: Notable individual Data Protection Authority (DPA) departures from the GDPR, and real alternatives to GDPR compliance, e.g. BCRs, MCCs, Privacy Shield.
Time: 7:00 p.m.  Central Eastern Europe  |  6:00 p.m. London Time  |  1:00  p.m. Eastern  |  10:00 a.m. Pacific

RSVP:  To RSVP for the GDPR webinars, email  Please specify which webinar topic you wish to attend.

2018 Annual Employment Law Update: The Year in Review and Preview

By Hoge Fenton | 01.17.2017 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

  Date January 17th, 2018 January 18th, 2018 January 24th, 2018 Time 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Location Hoge Fenton San Jose Office 60 S. Market St. 2nd Floor San Jose, CA 95113 Four Points Sheraton 5115 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton, CA 94588 The SVO Office 101 West Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 The new year brings several changes to the world of California employment law that surely will impact companies and their HR practices. We will provide an engaging and informative presentation on the state of the law, new legislative and case law changes, and our valuable insights to help employers stay in compliance in 2018. Topics will include:​ State-wide Ban the Box law Sexual harassment prevention training requirements and guidance on effective investigations Ban on compensation history inquiries Expansion of California’s baby bonding eligibility Contractor liability for the unpaid wages of its subcontractors’ employees This is a great chance to review what happened in 2017 and become aware of new requirements for 2018. Start off the new year on the right foot! Who Should Attend Business owners and managers, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, in-house legal counsel, human resource professionals, trusted advisors, and others responsible for personnel matters.   Sarju A. Naran Chair – Employment Law 408.947.2456 Jennifer M. Protas Shareholder 408.947.2435 Laura Riparbelli Associate 408.947.2440 RSVP Program Time: 7:45 am – 10:30 am Location: Hoge Fenton San Jose Office 60 S. Market St 2nd Floor San Jose, CA 95113 […]

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