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About me

 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: 90%
  2. Business: 10%



Hourly ($390-425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark David Poniatowski

    I endorse Eric, I refer all bankruptcy Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 debtor work to him since we do not handle bankruptcy debtor work. He is experienced and knowledgeable.


    Mark Poniatowski Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kornfield, Nyberg,Bendes & Kuhner

1970 Broadway, Suite 225
Oakland, CA, 94612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C.1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember2005 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumMember2001 - Present
Bay Area Bankruptcy ForumMember2001 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1988 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1987 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Bench-Bar Liaison Bankruptcy Court Northern District of CaMember2001 - 2003
San Francisco Law SchoolBoard of Directors2000 - 2005
Bay Area Bankruptcy ForumDirector1999 - 2002
Alameda County Bar AssociationBankruptcy & Commerical Law Section Chair1997 - 1997
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