Category: Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

When the Government Wants Cell Phone, Email, and Other Private (and Privileged) Communications

By Hoge Fenton | 04.26.2018 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Topic When the Government Wants Cell Phone, Email, and Other Private (and Privileged) Communications Date Thursday, April 26th, 2018 Time 12:00 pm Cost Members: $30 in advance / $35 at the door. Non-Members: $35 in advance / $40 at the door. Walk-ins welcome if space permits. Location The Pebble Room of La Rinconda Country Club 14595 Clearview Drive Los Gatos, CA 95032 Please join us for a discussion with Stephanie Sparks about the extent to which cell phone, email, and other types of electronic communications are protected – and not protected – by U.S. Privacy laws, including the Fourth Amendment.

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.

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