Stephen Benda

Stephen Benda (Menlo Park, California)

Stephen Benda

Attorney in Menlo Park, CA
I grew up in Prague, Czech Republic and then moved to London, England where I attended school and university.

I came to the States when I was twenty to study mathematics at Stanford, and when I finished I co-founded a wine import/export company and obtained my residency as an investor.

After five years, having successfully run the wine company, I sold my interest and went to Stanford for my MBA, after which I consulted to start up firms in Silicon Valley, acquiring founders’ stock in companies that went public. That experience convinced that I should become a lawyer, which I did by attending evening classes and working in the day time.
I graduated in 1986 and passed the bar examination on my first attempt.

I live and work in Menlo Park, which makes for a very short commute. I am often at work during the weekends — some people would describe me as a workaholic. I just think that I enjoy my work in meeting and helping my clients achieve their goals.

President, Stanford Wine, Co, Inc., 1975-1980. President, Venture Growth, Inc., 1982-1986.
650-561-6879 650-561-6879
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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Collections
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Elder Abuse

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Firm Details
Managing Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1987, California
Credit Cards Accepted
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Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Peninsula University College of Law
Class of 1986

Golden Gate University
Class of 1989
University Attended
University of Sussex, England
Class of 1970
1st Class Hons.

Stanford University
Class of 1973

Stanford University
Class of 1982

Stanford University
Arjay Miller Scholar
Birth Information
Born in 1949
Prague, Czech Republic, 1949
Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California; San Mateo County Bar Association.
Representative Transactions
Acquisitions of: Folio, Inc. by Sun Microsystems, Inc., 1988; Express Test Corporation by Trio-Tech International, 1990; Jobs & Careers by Knight Ridder, Inc. 2005.
Representative Cases
Szabo v. CIR TC Memo 1992-255; Corson v. CIR (2000) 114 TC 24; In re Reswick, 446 B.R. 362 (9th Cir. BAP 2011).

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Law Offices of Stephen Benda
750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 350,
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Stephen Benda
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Law Offices of Stephen Benda
750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 350,
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Law Offices of Stephen Benda (Menlo Park, California)