Hoge Fenton Promotes Attorneys Karen Meckstroth and Eugene Ashley to Shareholders

SAN JOSE, Calif.–([1])–Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, today announced the
promotion of Karen A. Meckstroth and Eugene “Geno” Ashley to shareholder
status effective January 1, 2019.

Meckstroth chairs the Trusts and Estates Group and has led the growth of
the team in sophisticated estate planning, charitable planning, and the
representation of tax exempt organizations. She is a Certified
Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law under the State
Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. She works closely
with clients, including Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and young
generations of legacy families, to create estate plans designed to have
a positive impact on family members and the community, in addition to
tax planning.

Ashley is an instrumental contributor to the firm’s Business Litigation
and Real Estate Groups. As a veteran trial lawyer, his experience ranges
from “bet the company” lawsuits with multimillion-dollar outcomes to
prosecuting and defending actions arising out of contract and business
torts, unfair business practices, trade secrets claims, and complex
construction and real estate disputes.

Both Meckstroth and Ashley came to Hoge Fenton with distinguished legal
careers. Meckstroth previously worked for Bingham McCutchen LLP and
Hopkins & Carley. Ashley was a shareholder at Hopkins & Carley, where he
was a member of the Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Practice
Groups. He also served as the firm’s General Counsel.

“I joined Hoge Fenton to work with some of the most talented and trusted
estate planning attorneys and litigators in the Bay Area,” said
Meckstroth. “I am thrilled to become one of the firm’s shareholders and
look forward to collaborating with our growing team to provide our
clients with meaningful and personalized results.”

“Hoge Fenton’s excellent reputation of providing outstanding client
service first attracted me to the firm,” said Ashley. “Working with this
dynamic group of attorneys solidifies my belief that Hoge Fenton is a
great fit for me. I look forward to furthering our firm’s long-standing
reputation and service to clients.”

“Hoge Fenton provides clients excellent service and trusted counsel,”
said Daniel W. Ballesteros, managing shareholder at Hoge Fenton. “Our
attorneys help clients reach their business and/or personal goals, and
both Karen and Geno exemplify the core values of the firm. They are good
people, excellent attorneys, and committed to their communities. Karen
and Geno are able to masterfully address legal matters while addressing
the business or clients’ goals as a whole.”

About Hoge Fenton

Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley,
with highly focused practitioners who can exceed most of its clients’
ongoing needs. As a member of Mackrell International, a premier network
of independent law firms in 60 countries, the firm’s reach extends
around the world. Mackrell International has been named a Top Ranked
Chambers Global Leading Law Firm Network. More information: http://www.hogefenton.com/[2]
and http://www.mackrell.net/[3].


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