In recognition of Pride Month, Hoge Fenton proudly promotes and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community!

By Hoge Fenton | 06.27.2019 | Firm Post

We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of any gender, non-binary individuals, families, and people of any ethnicity or sexual orientation. While only 2.86% of attorneys in the United States self-identified as LGBT in 2018, we are proud to say that 11% of our owners do so. Hoge Fenton values and is committed to diversity and inclusion in serving our clients, the legal community, and our communities.

Hoge Fenton welcomes Business Development & Marketing Advisor Alay K. Yajnik

By Hoge Fenton | 06.4.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton welcomes Business Development & Marketing Advisor Alay K. Yajnik. Alay is a proven business leader with over 15 years of experience. He holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and is a sought-after speaker on such topics as law firm strategy, business development, and marketing. “Hoge Fenton has consulted with Alay over the years, and we are pleased he has now joined us in a more formal capacity,” said Grace Carr Lee, the firm’s Executive Director. “Alay brings years of experience and a great reputation in legal business development and marketing. We are looking forward to achieving great things together.” Alay commented, “Hoge Fenton’s attorneys are amazing and their reputation for excellence is well-deserved. I am honored to be an advisor to such a prestigious law firm.” Find out more about Alay here.

Shareholder Sblend Sblendorio to speak at CCIM’s “Keeping the Deal Moving: Best Practices with Due Diligence and Underwriting” – June 11

By Hoge Fenton | 05.28.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Keeping the Deal Moving: Best Practices with Due Diligence and Underwriting Luncheon (12:00-1:30) Despite the robust commercial real estate market in the Bay Area, sometimes deals go south. Learn how to spot potential problems before they occur. Plan to join us on Tuesday, June 11 as Attorney Sblend Sblendorio of Hoge Fenton examines three subject areas relating to due diligence and underwriting of real estate transactions or financing where lawyers can add value: Timing and effort of permitting to allow use. Opinion letters Estoppels and SNDAs Bring your questions and your horror stories and takeaway some tips that may someday prevent a serious headache. Sblend’s practice focuses exclusively on real estate, commercial, and finance matters. He has negotiated land use entitlements in the Bay Area for a couple of decades with an emphasis in public assistance financing, development agreements, and specific plans. He has negotiated hundreds of business acquisitions and dispositions, real property transactions and work-outs for businesses, developers, commercial landlords, and commercial lenders, and has negotiated the sale, lease, and financing of over a billion dollars of business assets and real property. Sblend was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” for 2012 and 2016-2018, as chosen by his peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine. Register Now! Price includes lunch and morning sessions. Register in advance and save $25!

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Estates and Trusts Attorney Heather L. Boshears

By Hoge Fenton | 05.8.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton expands its Estates and Trusts practices with the addition of attorney Heather L. Boshears. Heather works closely with the firm’s sophisticated clients on comprehensive estate planning, post-death trust administration, and resolution of estate disputes. A licensed CPA, she also advises clients in tax matters including estate and gift tax and real property reassessments. Prior to joining Hoge Fenton Heather was an associate at Thoits Law in Los Altos, and practiced at Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP in San Mateo. “I’m excited to have Heather join our team! Her sensitivity to clients’ needs, analytical skills, and technical knowledge enable her to serve clients in a personalized, problem-solving manner,” said shareholder Karen A. Meckstroth who chairs the firm’s Estates and Trusts group. We are pleased to have Heather join our team and hope you have a chance to meet her soon. Find out more about Heather here.

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