James M. Hager

James M. Hager

Jim Hager is the Co-chair of Hopkins & Carley’s Family Wealth and Tax Planning Practice, focusing on wealth and business succession strategies uniquely suited for high net worth individuals and their families.        

Jim has practiced in Silicon Valley since 1981 and his clients include:

  • Venture capitalists
  • Corporate executives
  • Family businesses
  • Real estate developers
  • Business leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • Sports agents
  • Athletes
  • Sports franchises

Jim’s practice has a multi-generational focus, assisting clients in articulating the vision, goals and objectives they have for their wealth, their family and their community, rather than approaching clients from a technique-driven perspective.  This approach enables Jim to craft and maintain a plan that is tailored to and specifically suited for the individual family.

  • State Bar of California (1979)
  • LL.M., Taxation, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

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