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Hopkins & Carley, L.C.


70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
United States
(408) 286.9800

Firm Details

Hopkins & Carley is a premier Silicon Valley law firm with offices in Palo Alto and San Jose. Over the past five decades, the firm has been meeting the legal needs of entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, business owners, and midsize and public companies in a variety of industries. Hopkins & Carley advises clients in business litigation, intellectual property, real estate, employment, estate planning, and corporate, tax, privacy and, business/technology transactions.

Our attorneys focus on understanding their clients' businesses and operations, and the technology behind it, so as to provide the most practical and effective advice. Comprised of former "big law" attorneys, we streamline staffing with senior attorneys and partners billing at lower hourly rates than many junior associates at national and global law firms based in Silicon Valley and other major cities.

Since its founding, Hopkins & Carley has established deep and strong roots in Silicon Valley, and the firm is proud to work with the third and fourth generations of some of our original clients. We have been honored to grow alongside a number of companies that have evolved from small brick and mortar enterprises to multi-national businesses.

Hopkins & Carley is committed to continuing to provide outstanding, legal services while improving our community through our service and involvement.


Ernest Malaspina
Managing Shareholder

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in San Jose with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Palo Alto in Trusts and Estates with 4 lawyers


  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide: Top Tier for Private Wealth Law


Cory Cullen
Director of Marketing

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Cannabis Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Patent Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Palo Alto, CA

200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200

Palo Alto, CA 94306

United States

(650) 804.7600

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San Jose, CA

70 South First Street

San Jose, CA 95113

United States

(408) 286.9800

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