As of December 1, 2008 Charles N Bendes joined Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner PC.   Please click the highlighted link to visit us at 


Charles N. Bendes has practiced law in Oakland, California, since 1977 and was the 2009 President of the Alameda County Bar Association. Mr. Bendes' practice areas include business and real estate litigation and transactions, commercial and residential leases and landlord-tenant matters, construction matters, corporate and partnership law, non marital domestic partnership matters, professional negligence, and complex civil litigation. His reported appellate case decisions include: Roffinella v. Sherinian 179 Cal.App.3d 230 and Lionel Corp. v. Lozier Store Fixtures, Inc. 29 BR 296 (Bkrtcy SDNY). Mr. Bendes is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Courts in the Northern and Central Districts of California and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Bendes has been a panelist and lecturer for numerous continuing legal education programs, including "Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination in California" (Lorman Education Services), "Recent Developments in Torts" (California Continuing Education of the Bar), "Landlord - Tenant Law (Commercial Leases)"  (Sterling Educational Services), and "Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions" (Sterling Educational Services), and has been an instructor at law at John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association's Trial Practice and Real Estate Law Sections, the Earl Warren American Inn of Court, and  the State Bar of California's Business Law and Real Estate Sections. He is a past president of the Alameda County Bar Foundation, a past member of the Board of Directors of Bay Area Legal Aid,  and a past officer and member of the Board of Directors of the ACBA's Volunteer Legal Services Corporation. Mr. Bendes received his B.A. degree in 1973 from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his J.D. degree in 1976 from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in Santa Clara, California, summa cum laude. Mr. Bendes has an AV* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, publishers of The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been  recognized by heis peers and designated as a Northern California Super Lawyer  in the practice area of Business Litigation.

*The Martindale-Hubbell AV rating indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidental opinions from members of the Bar.

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