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Reno Frank Relle Fernandez III

Business Attorney at San Francisco, CA

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Reno Fernandez is a partner with Macdonald Fernandez LLP, a law firm focusing on wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, business matters, commercial litigation, reorganization and bankruptcy.

Reno has experience representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy, receiverships, fraudulent transfer suits, preference actions and lien avoidance actions.

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Macdonald Fernandez LLP
221 Sansome Street
Third Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Macdonald Fernandez LLP
914 Thirteenth Street
Modesto, CA, 95354
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Posted by Ian | August 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reno is a trusted and excellent source for legal business help
Our business was recommended to Reno from multiple lawyers in san francisco as the best small business lawyer around. After engaging his help, we now know why he was highly recommended. Responsive, intelligent, reassuring, and was very helpful and for resolving issues relayed to contracts, legal exposure, bankruptcy, and any general legal questions we had. He also referred us when he was not able to assist. I highly recommend Reno and would refer him to anyone i know.
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Posted by Brian | August 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incorporate This!
I worked with Reno to set up a couple of corporations. One involved transitioning from a previously created company to a new one (rebranding, setup proper corporate structure, etc). This involved all the paperwork to shut down the old company and get the new one started. Everything went well and the process was seamless and exactly what you'd want! The other one was to set up a corporation for what is currently an LLC, to eventually restructure the nature of the company to be more friendly for investors and to create a better platform for providing incentives to employees. This was a similarly expedient process in which everything went exactly as I had hoped and we completed all of the steps in my expected timeline. As my companies grow and our related legal needs must be tended to, I'll definitely reach out and work Reno and his team again!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Macdonald Fernandez LLP
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Business Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mortgage Modification Mediation Program, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
  • Mediator
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • Bar Rules Advisory Group, Member, Payroll Form Revision Team
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • Bar Rules Advisory Group, Leader, Chapter 11 Plan “Subgroup One"
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member, Publicity Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Next Generation Program
  • Member, Organizing Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California’s Business Law Section
  • Constituency, Outreach and Website Subcommittee, Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Insolvency Law Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Insolvency Law Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section
  • Co-Vice Chair Elect
  • 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of California’s Business Law Section
  • Education Subcommittee, Assistant Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Northern District Judicial Conference
  • Invitee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Liaison to State Bar Conference of Delegates Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Secretary, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2014
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Liaison to Construction Law Section
  • 2011 - 2012
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Liaison to Criminal Law & Government Section
  • 2011 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Liaison to Criminal Law & Government Section
  • 2011 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Chair, Business, Commercial & Bankruptcy Section
  • 2010 - 2011
  • BASF Barrister’s Club
  • Vice Chair, Business, Commercial & Bankruptcy Section
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • National Volunteer Week, Recognized for Outstanding Leadership
  • BASF
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys, Northern California Rising Star
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys, Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys, Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys, Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • BASF Consumer Debt Clinic
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • BASF Consumer Debt Clinic
  • 2009
  • Witkin Award - Community Property
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award - Excellence in Community Property
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award - Excellence in Special Problems in Contracts & Torts
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award - Excellence in Intermediate Legal Writing
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Bar Association of San Francisco’s Bulletin
  • Numerous articles, including: “There’s a New Deed in Town: California Creates ‘Transfer on Death’ Deed.”
  • 2016
  • San Francisco Attorney Magazine
  • “Getting to the Core of Arbitration in Bankruptcy”
  • 2015
  • Legal by the Bay, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s blog (blog.sfbar.org)
  • Numerous articles, including: “Lien Priorities Altered When One Creditor Breaches Fiduciary Duties to Another."
  • 2015
  • State Bar of California Business Law News, Issue 2
  • “Enforcement of Non-Debtor Releases in International Insolvency Proceedings”
  • 2014
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Continuing Legal Education Program Self Study Examinations
  • “Discharging Trust-Related Claims in Bankruptcy”
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, State Bar of California Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee
  • “The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a Chapter 7 debtor lost her California homestead exemption when she failed to reinvest the proceeds within six months of a post-petition sale”
  • 2012
  • The Recorder, Vol. 134, No. 112
  • “’Hamilton v. Lanning’ Redefines Consumer Bankruptcy Practice”
  • 2010
  • Non-Sequitur, Stanislaus County Bar Association Newsletter
  • “Almond Growers Beat Secured Lenders in Priorities Fight”
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Meeting of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section
  • “When a Nonprofit Corporation Is Insolvent: Considerations, Options and Procedures”
  • 2015
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Senior Lawyers Section
  • “How to Buy, Sell and Value a Law Practice”
  • 2015
  • Arbitration Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • “Tax, Regulatory and Bankruptcy Issues in Arbitration"
  • 2014
  • California State Bar Annual Meeting
  • “Chapter 11 in a Nutshell"
  • 2014
  • California State Bar Annual Meeting
  • "'Show Me the Note' and Other Recent Developments in California Foreclosure Law and Deficiencies"
  • 2011
  • Sterling Education Services, Inc.
  • “Landlord-Tenant Law & Bankruptcy”
  • 2011
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Financial Education Network of San Francisco
  • “Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educators"
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When a client needs a corporate bankruptcy attorney, I recommend Reno without hesitation. If you need a bankruptcy attorney, give Reno a call. You will be very glad that you did!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"“Reno” F.R. Fernandez III is one of the most hard-working, intelligent and dedicated attorneys I know. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and a leader in his field. I fully endorse Reno for anyone's bankruptcy needs."
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