Attorney Stephen Benda

Attorney Stephen Benda (Menlo Park, California)

Attorney 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
Free Consultation | Credit Cards Accepted
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.9 of 5

Areas of Law

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

Peer Reviews (6)

Peer Reviews (6)
AV Rated
4.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Tax Law, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy and Litigation
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.9/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.9/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.9/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.9/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.9/5
Peer Reviews (6)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/17/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/17/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/17/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 04/09/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 04/09/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
3.4/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 03/30/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Legal Community Activity

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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).

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Law Offices of Stephen Benda
750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 350,
Menlo Park, CA 94025
U.S.A.
Phone
(650) 323-6600
Fax
(650) 323-6642
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Office Information
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Attorney Stephen Benda
Attorney
Law Offices of Stephen Benda
750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 350,
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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