Bernard M. King (1928-2018)
Mr. King passed away in May 2018 at 89 years of age. At the time of his passing he was still actively involved in the firm and the practice of law.
Mr. King graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, with honors. He went on to graduate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California in 1952, again with honors. Thereafter he was admitted to the California State Bar in 1953.
From 1953 to 1956 he served as a Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County. From 1956 to 1959 he was the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fremont. In 1956 he also joined Allen G. Norris and LeRoy A. Broun in the firm that would ultimately become King, Snell, Mildwurm and Fox.
During his career Mr. King has served as the President of the Fremont Civic Center Corporation, Southern Alameda County Estate Planning Council, and Washington Township
Mr. King brings a breadth of knowledge, wealth of experience and a straightforward practical approach to his real estate law and estate planning practice. Such skills have served him well in his dealings in hundreds of transactions and estates.
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Fred W. Thompson
Mr. Thompson's primary area of practice is civil litigation. He has substantial trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His litigation experience includes business matters, construction law, contracts, employment law, fraudulent transfer allegations, health care law, real property law, personal injury cases, and trust disputes.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Thompson also assists individuals and companies with business entity formation (corporations, LLC, partnerships...) and business transactions. Mr. Thompson has experience dealing with a range of transactions from contract and lease reviews to assisting with a multi-million dollar international acquisition of a medical device manufacturer. In addition, his litigation background provides additional perspective when it comes to advising business clients. By observing the claims made by litigants in these types of business disputes, he can often suggest language, discussions, or additional agreements during the drafting stage in an effort to avoid future litigation and the hassle, fees, and costs associated with such claims.
Mr. Thompson graduated from Occidental College in 1997. In 2000 he graduated from University of California, Hastings College of Law and he was admitted to the California State Bar later that same year.