Leading Real Estate Attorneys Lisa Stalteri And Jennifer Johnson Join Hopkins & Carley

PALO ALTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., August 3, 2015 – Hopkins & Carley, a law firm serving Silicon Valley businesses and individuals, announces the addition of Lisa Stalteri and Jennifer Johnson as shareholders. Both will reside in the firm’s growing Palo Alto office.

“The addition of Lisa and Jennifer is a real coup. They have teamed together to build a terrific practice, representing Fortune 100 and private companies and high-net-worth individuals in a variety of commercial real estate matters. Their experience spans the gamut of sophisticated real estate transactions, including complex acquisitions, dispositions, construction, financing and international leasing,” said Hopkins & Carley’s Managing Shareholder Jeffrey Essner.

Garth Pickett, Co-Chair of Hopkins & Carley’s Real Estate Department said, “We are very excited about bringing Lisa and Jennifer on board. They are highly respected by their peers and industry professionals, and they bring some unique expertise to our client offerings: Lisa has extensive experience with sustainable development and environmental issues, and Jennifer is one of a handful of lawyers with deep international leasing expertise for blue chip clients.”

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, Stalteri advises public and private companies and high-net-worth individuals on a broad range of complex real estate transactions. She has developed an extensive network of key professionals and service providers in the real estate industry, which allows her to work closely with clients to assemble an integrated, business-oriented team for significant commercial transactions.

“Hopkins & Carley’s Real Estate Group has been involved in a large number of the area’s high-profile projects; they understand the unique characteristics of Silicon Valley businesses, and the importance of providing sophisticated, practical and value-based counsel. In addition, I’m delighted that Hopkins & Carley has construction, litigation and land use expertise, which will be added benefits to offer clients,” said Stalteri.

Previously, Stalteri served as co-president of Carr McClellan, as well as co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice group. Stalteri is LEED® Green Associate accredited and has served as the co-chair of the membership committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Silicon Valley Chapter. She also was chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association’s real estate section. Stalteri earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Johnson’s real estate practice includes commercial property acquisitions, dispositions, financings and leasing (representing both landlords and tenants), representing Fortune 100 and 500 companies, investment funds, established non-profit corporations, developers, local businesses, entrepreneurs and investors. Her leasing practice, uniquely, has no geographic boundaries, as she has assisted clients in expanding their presence locally, nationally and around the world, including in Australia, Canada, England, Poland, South Africa and Turkey. Johnson also has a sub-specialty in insolvency law, which allows her to provide practical and effective counseling on actual and potential bankruptcy and workout issues.

“Hopkins & Carley’s real estate practice has an outstanding reputation in the Silicon Valley, and I’m excited to be part of the team. The synergies with other practices at the firm are tremendous – I’ve already worked extensively with attorneys on litigation and other issues,” added Johnson.

Johnson, who worked with Stalteri at Carr McClellan, also was co-chair of that firm’s real estate practice group. She currently serves on the California Women Lawyers’ board of directors and is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Executive Committee of the Women Lawyers’ section. Johnson earned her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego.

Hopkins & Carley’s Real Estate Group has more than 45 years of experience representing commercial property users, owners, developers, contractors and lenders. The firm’s real estate attorneys counsel clients on real property transactions, permitting and litigation matters across a variety of industries, users, and needs including CEQA, land use and environmental matters.

Hopkins & Carley is a premier Silicon Valley law firm with offices in San Jose and Palo Alto. Meeting the legal needs of entrepreneurs, business owners, midsize and public companies, and high-net-worth individuals in a variety of industries for more than 45 years, Hopkins & Carley specializes in litigation, intellectual property, real estate, employment, estate planning, and corporate, tax and business transactions. On the Web: www.hopkinscarley.com.

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