SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — We are pleased to announce that veteran corporate attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt, formerly a shareholder at Hopkins & Carley, has joined Hoge Fenton. With over 30 years of experience advising companies and business owners, Lloyd is a well-known and respected corporate, M & A and business transactions attorney.
A graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and admitted to practice in California, Illinois and Indiana, Lloyd will be based in our Silicon Valley office. He will continue to serve clients in the technology, financial services, e-commerce, retail, food & beverage, and manufacturing sectors. Lloyd provides strategic business and legal advice to companies, often serving as outside general counsel, and advises on formation, governance, stock plans, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, corporate dissolution, and partnership and shareholder disputes.
“Lloyd’s sophisticated expertise deepens our bench, expanding our ability to serve our clients and strengthening our M & A and high level corporate practice,” said Karl D. Chandler, Chair of Hoge Fenton’s Corporate group. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Lloyd personally over the years. His commitment to professional excellence and client service makes him a great fit for Hoge Fenton, and I very much look forward to having him on the team.”
“I am very pleased and excited to join the Hoge Fenton Team. The firm has been a mainstay of the Silicon Valley legal services community for more than six decades, and has an excellent reputation for providing superior legal services,” said Lloyd Schmidt. “I have known or worked with several of the Hoge Fenton attorneys over the years, and I am confident that we share the same vision for dedicated client service, quality advice and counsel, and adherence to the highest standards of professionalism.”
“We are pleased to have Lloyd on the Hoge Fenton team. He brings an added layer of ‘wise counsel’ to our Corporate group,” said Daniel W. Ballesteros, Managing Shareholder of the firm. “Finding great lawyers and great people is our top priority when recruiting. We are grateful to have found such a person in Lloyd.”
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Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with highly focused practitioners who can meet 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.