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 I am an Oakland native and resident and have practiced bankruptcy, business law and commercial litigation at Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C. since 1987. Among my contributions to the legal community are,served as a committee member of the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, a mediator for the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. I am  the author of "Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994," Westland Review's Quick Guide to Foreclosure Law, 1995 Pacific 60, and Ihave lecturered for Lorman Educational Seminars. I am  a 2006-2015 Northern California Super Lawyer, and have an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating outstanding legal ability and very high ethical standards. Outside of my law practice, I am is an avid, runner cyclist, and outdoor enthusiast.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 90%
  2. Business: 10%



Hourly ($390-425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Kornfield, Nyberg,Bendes & Kuhner

1970 Broadway, Suite 225
Oakland, CA, 94612


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A1988 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/A1987 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
California Bankruptcy ForumN/AN/A
Bay Area Bankruptcy ForumN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Richards, 1990 Bankr. Lexis 607 (Bankr. N.D. Cal 1988)N/A
In re Rawlinson, 209 B.R. 501 (N.D. Cal 1997)N/A
In re R.H. Macy & Co., 236 B.R. 583 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1999)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Francisco Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A