By Hoge Fenton | 03.21.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

  Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Location: Silicon Valley Capital Club 50 W San Fernando St, Suite 1700 San Jose, CA 95113 Time: 11:30 A.M. Registration & buffet lunch | 12:00 Noon Program begins Opportunity Zones are everywhere: Literally and figuratively. The place-based economic incentive has launched a frenzy for deals in these 8,000 zones spread throughout the country. This new tax incentive is designed to spur investment in these specific geographies, and the Bay Area has Zones throughout San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, as well as Redwood City, Fremont, Gilroy and elsewhere. Downtown San Jose in particular is getting a lot of buzz. In addition to real estate developers, commercial tenants are also poised to benefit. So how does the incentive work, and how can real estate industry professionals, and tenants take advantage? Featuring: Sean A. Cottle Shareholder Hoge Fenton Kelly Kline Chief Economic Development and Land Use Officer, Office of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Joshua Burroughs Chief Operating Officer and SVP of Development, Urban Catalyst Moderator: Brian Franklin Vice President Morgan Stanley REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE CREW Members $55 | Nonmembers $95 Register by Thursday, April 4, 2019* *$10 late fee for registrations received after 4/4/19 or at the door. If you have questions, please email Michelle Goudeaux.

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Corporate Attorney Darlene D. Chiang

By Hoge Fenton | 03.19.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce the addition of Darlene D. Chiang as Of Counsel to our Corporate and Business Transactions Group. As a 13-year corporate attorney, Darlene joins us from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Darlene comes to Hoge Fenton with a broad range of experience in corporate and transactional matters ranging from start-up environments to multinational transactions, and is highly qualified to address the critical business challenges clients face every day. Darlene’s practice focuses on providing counsel to domestic and international high-growth technology companies, VC firms, and corporate venture teams in a variety of areas, including corporate and securities law, choice of entity and entity formation, VC financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, and pre-IPO counseling. She also advises foreign companies on the successful expansion of their business operations to the United States. In her work with clients, Darlene has drafted and negotiated tech and commercial contracts, including master services, joint development, SaaS, and OEM agreements. She also advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters such as EdTech, FinTech, AgTech, autonomous driving, and blockchain. She often acts as outside general counsel on behalf of her clients. Prior to joining the firm, Darlene was a Managing Associate at Orrick, leading a team of junior associates and paralegals on venture financing and M & A transactions for their Corporate & Technology Companies Group. Earlier in her career she was Associate General Counsel at SK Hynix America, and worked at Echelon Corporation handling domestic and global M & A, commercial and tech contracts, […]

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Patent Attorney Amy J. Embert

By Hoge Fenton | 03.8.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce the addition of patent attorney Amy J. Embert to our Intellectual Property Practice Group. Amy is an experienced patent attorney focused on helping clients maximize and protect their company’s intellectual property. With over 14 years of patent prosecution experience, she counsels clients on the development, prosecution, and management of their domestic and international patent portfolios. She works with companies at all stages of growth in multiple industries including medical device, IT, software, semiconductor, material science, computer hardware, consumer electronics, optics, photonics, apparel, fashion, and sporting goods. Amy also has experience with patent validity proceedings, including Inter Partes reviews, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, and appeals to the Federal Circuit. Amy is intimately involved with the Silicon Valley start-up community. She works with the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in Palo Alto and UC Hastings Startup Legal Garage program to provide individual inventors and new start-ups strategic patent portfolio development advice. “I look forward to expanding Hoge Fenton’s world-class offerings to technology-driven enterprises in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Amy. “Patents are often a key asset of an early stage enterprise that establishes the company’s valuation and potential for market domination.” “Amy’s style of working collaboratively with clients, her focus on bringing value to clients, and her commitment to excellence, align perfectly with Hoge Fenton’s values,” said Stephanie O. Sparks, firm shareholder who chairs the firm’s Privacy & Data Security and Intellectual Property teams. “She serves an important role in the […]

Mackrell International California Minority Counsel Program Best Places to Work 2019 Bay Area Green Business