Attorney Stephen Benda (Menlo Park, California)
Attorney Stephen Benda (Menlo Park, California)

Attorney Stephen Benda

Licensed for 29 years

Practice Area: Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Tax Litigation 5 more areas of practice + 5 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
650-561-6879

Attorney Stephen Benda

650-561-6879

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Menlo Park, CA view address

Attorney at firm Law Offices of Stephen Benda

Serving Menlo Park, CA view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Awards AV Preeminent

About Attorney Stephen Benda

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...

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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.

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Areas of Law

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

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  • 4.9/5.0 6 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/17/13 in Tax Law

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/17/13 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/17/13 in Bankruptcy

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/09/13 in Bankruptcy

    Mr. Benda assisted me with very complicated tax issues involving multiple properties. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a tax attorney involving property is... Read more

    Mr. Benda assisted me with very complicated tax issues involving multiple properties. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a tax attorney involving property issues or bankruptcy issues.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/09/13 in Tax Law

    I was extremely impressed by Mr. Benda's handling of very complicated tax issue involving multiple properties. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a compet... Read more

    I was extremely impressed by Mr. Benda's handling of very complicated tax issue involving multiple properties. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a competent tax and/or bankruptcy attorney.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 3.4/5.0 by a Judge on 03/30/13 in Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      3.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      3.0/5.0
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      3.0/5.0

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      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1987, California
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Also accepts Other
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      Peninsula University College of Law
      Class of 1986
      J.D.
      Valedictorian

      Golden Gate University
      Class of 1989
      LL.M.
      Taxation
      University Attended
      University of Sussex, England
      Class of 1970
      B.Sc.
      1st Class Hons.

      Stanford University
      Class of 1973
      M.S.

      Stanford University
      Class of 1982
      M.B.A

      Stanford University
      Arjay Miller Scholar
      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).