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Intellectual Property

Our lawyers develop creative legal and business strategies designed to protect and maximize the value of our clients' intellectual property assets.

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Family Wealth & Tax Planning

With the largest full-service Trusts & Estates practice in Northern California, Hopkins & Carley's team of more than 20 professionals offers holistic, integrated solutions for family wealth transfers, business succession and exit strategy planning.

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Food & Beverage

For more than 50 years, Hopkins & Carley has been representing significant participants in the food and beverage industry throughout Northern California.

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Real Estate

Hopkins & Carley is a firm of choice for many of Silicon Valley's businesses and largest real estate owners, brokers, developers, lenders and builders, providing a full range of transactional, development, and litigation services.

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Attorney Profile

Maria Bellafronto

Maria Bellafronto is Co-chair of Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation Department.  Her litigation practice focuses on real estate, commercial and trust and estate disputes.  She has more than 20 years of experience in jury and bench trials, and also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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Steven A. Ellenberg

Steven Ellenberg is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group.  Steve represents a wide range of clients in commercial, intellectual property and probate disputes in Silicon Valley and throughout California, and in both state and federal courts.

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Sepi Ghiasvand

Sepi Ghiasvand is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Corporate Practice in the Palo Alto office. She has more than a decade of experience in serving as general corporate counsel to domestic and international, emerging and middle-market privately held companies in a wide range of industries.

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Sean Bothamley

Sean Bothamley is an associate in Hopkins & Carley’s Employment & Labor Practice group. Sean has experience representing clients in Federal and California courts, in arbitrations, and before various governmental agencies, covering a wide range of disputes, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, whistleblower rights, wage and hour and employment misclassification claims, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

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