Sweet treats and new beginnings abounded at
Hoover Krepelka, LLP, this month, just in time for
Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month.
We kicked off February with a sweet celebration by hosting
Joey Tran, Co-Founder & In-house Counsel, and Dean Nguyen, VP of Sales, at Francium Chocolate, who treated our team to a tasting of their exquisite creations!  

Francium is a new chocolatier committed to using only the finest, all-natural ingredients, making it the perfect choice for gift-giving occasions. We took advantage of these gifts for Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, and hope you’ll check them out as well, especially for your corporate gift giving needs.

HK proudly announces the appointment of Karina P. Pozsar as Senior Associate. With over a decade of family law experience, Karina’s certification as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, underscores her expertise and ability to navigate the complexities of family law. Karina holds an undergraduate degree from University of Southern California, and earned her Juris Doctor from The University of Laverne College of Law. Committed to her clients' welfare, Karina strives to foster harmony in challenging situations, while still being prepared to litigate when necessary.  
We are delighted to announce that Rosalyn (“Rose”) Jamili joined HK as Associate Attorney. Rose brings an impressive 22 years of family law industry experience to the firm, five of which have been as a licensed family law attorney. Rose’s familiarity with procedure and her involvement with hundreds of family matters make her a valuable addition to our diverse team of family law attorneys. 

Rose majored in Pre-Law and minored in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution at Fresno Pacific University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest honors in 2014. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 2016 from Golden Gate University School of Law with Honors in the Lawyering Program and has earned Witkin and CALI Top of Class awards.  
She is President and Board Member of the Central California Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Fresno County Bar Association, and a Mentee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rose has also been recognized by Super Lawyers/Rising Stars in 2021 & 2022.  

Rose’s Pro Bono Activities and more details can be found here:  

Last but not least to join the HK roster this month is Vivian Tran, our new Marketing Coordinator. An entrepreneur and excellence seeker, Vivian brings legal administrative experience and business ownership skills to the firm, as well as a flair for visuals and creativity.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these three esteemed professionals, as we embark on this exciting journey together, serving the Silicon Valley community with unparalleled family law expertise and support. Welcome aboard Karina, Rose and Vivian!
We are excited to announce that for the eleventh year, Jim Hoover has been honored with the prestigious Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2024.
This award is especially meaningful to all of us because it is based on continuous positive client reviews and reflects the voices of the clients we serve.

Whether it's guiding clients through complex legal matters, fighting tirelessly for their rights, or offering compassionate support during challenging times, Jim goes above and beyond to deliver results and ensure that our clients' needs are met.

Please join us in congratulating Jim on this well-deserved recognition!  

#ClientsChoiceAward #ExceptionalService #LegalExcellence

The Super Bowl spectacle may be over, but for athletes, the game never stops.

In the intense world of professional sports, marriage challenges often take a back seat. Our latest blog post delves into how the ordinary application of child support guidelines can put a pro athlete at a financial disadvantage.

As a pro athlete, or spouse of a pro athlete, considering a divorce, it's important to understand how your child support payments are determined, the unusual challenges faced in determining appropriate child support in your unique case, and how it impacts divorce settlements.

Are you curious about these unique dynamics? Learn more about how Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP excels in handling professional athlete child custody cases.

Read more by clicking the link below.

Boys and Girls Clubs Gala, February 2, 2024
Michelle Hoover, Nicholas Adams, Melissa Harder
We applaud the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley for producing an extraordinary Youth of the Year gala on February 2nd. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Matthew and to this year’s honorees who stood up in front of the attendees to share their stories about overcoming adversity with the resources of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley.  

It was an honor to be among the dedicated volunteers, esteemed supporters (including our co-sponsors), and all those who made this event happen. Thank you for having us and please keep up the great work in making a positive difference in the lives of the youths in our community.
Robert Brandon
Michelle Casillas
Eda Coviello
Constance Carpenter
Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
Past Presidents' Dinner, February 26, 2024
Hoover Krepelka was honored to be the sole sponsor of the annual Past Presidents’ Recognition Dinner hosted by the Santa Clara County's Estate Planning Council. The topic was 'Divorce in Estate Planning'.

Our Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist, Julia McDowell, delivered an insightful discussion on the intersection of divorce and estate planning. Highlighting the importance of collaboration between divorce attorneys and estate planning professionals, Julia emphasized how working together can benefit clients' long-term goals and financial security. Attendees gained valuable insights into navigating complex legal matters, fostering a deeper understanding of the pivotal role these two disciplines play in safeguarding clients' futures.
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the February 15th Virtual Cinema event, hosted by Silicon Valley African Film Festival!

SVAFF presented a Virtual Cinema Café experience by showing Negro's Tea Time, a documentary about Race and the Afro-LatinX identity. The film is directed by Afro-Columbian director, Andrés Felipe Villareal Valencia, who attended live and offered a conversation on the topic.
Leadership San Jose 
On February 15, Director of Community Relations, Michelle Hoover and the 2024 Leadership San Jose cohort explored the topics of affordable housing, supportive housing and interim housing in San Jose.  

The group learned what CORE Builders is doing to build better communities through San Jose Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership San Jose program. A few tours followed, including the City of San Jose Guadalupe Emergency Interim Housing by Ryan Sanders with the city’s Homeless Response Team, and Sarah Fields, MUP with LifeMoves.

While there is still much work and policy change to be done to address homelessness, it is inspiring to see positive momentum happening in our community.

Are you interested in learning more about Leadership San Jose? Click here for more info.

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
In 2024, HK entered a partnership with the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF).  

SVAFF offers a celebration of authentic African culture that engages the senses and fosters community connections. Step into the world of compelling storytelling as filmmakers from over 30 diverse African countries share their narratives during the main film festival held every October at the Hoover Theater in San Jose!

We encourage those in our network to immerse in the vibrant atmosphere with not just films, but also a bustling marketplace, a captivating fashion show, and a myriad of cultural experiences.  

The SVAFF draws attendees from around the globe, solidifying its reputation as a unique cultural phenomenon in the United States. 

But the celebration doesn't end there…

Thank you to those who joined us on February 15th for SVAFF’s Virtual Cinema Event. If you missed out, you can still join us on February 24th for the 2024 Black Family Day Silicon Valley event, produced by SVAFF in San Jose, a special tribute in honor of Black History Month. Click here for details and tickets: https://blackfamilydaysv.com/

If you would like to join us in supporting SVAFF and its affiliates, please reach out to Chike Nwoffiah, Creative Ambassador, City of San Jose & Founding Director of SVAFF at [email protected]. We hope you will consider joining us in supporting this dynamic platform that brings the world together to celebrate diversity and creativity!

February represents the month of love, and love was felt here at HK. We will continue to carry the lessons of February with us—the importance of community, celebrating diversity and culture, fostering connections and supporting meaningful causes, the joy of new beginnings, and the resilience to overcome challenges. Thank you for being a part of our journey. Here's to a March filled with continued growth, success, and shared accomplishments.

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