Charles N. Bendes

Charles N. Bendes: Attorney with Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes, Kuhner & Little, P.C. AV stamp icon


Charlie is an experienced trial and transactional attorney practicing law in Oakland, California since 1977 in the areas of business, real estate, commercial leasing, construction matters, corporate and partnership law, and complex civil litigation. Charlie is a member emeritus of the Earl Warren American Inn of Court and is a Past President of the Alameda County Bar Association. He 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 has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, publishers of The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and he is recognized as a Northern California SuperLawyer from 2012-2016 in the practice area of Business Litigation. Charlie is also the 1961 recipient of the Camp Squamasee Canoeing Trophy (Junior Division).

Member, Board of Directors, Alameda County Bar Foundation, 1997-1999. President, Alameda County Bar Foundation, 1998. Member: Board of Directors, Bay Area Legal Aid, 2000-2004; Member Board of Directors, Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2001-2006.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
510-379-5205  Phone
510-273-8669  Fax
University Attended:
Antioch College, BA., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Santa Clara, J.D., summa cum laude, 1976
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2009, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1992, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1976, California
Alameda County Bar Association (President, 2009; Member, Board of Directors, 2004—; Chair, Community Services Committee, 1993); State Bar of California (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Real Estate). Earl Warren American Inn of Court (Executive Board 2005—).
Reported Cases:
Roffinella v. Sherinian 179 Cal App 3d 230 (1986); Lionel v. Lozier Store Fixtures Inc., 29 BR 296 (Bkrpcy. SDNY).
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Oakland, California

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