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Reno Fernandez

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Complex Appellate Litigation Group LLP
96 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-649-6700
Fax: 415-984-0651
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business, Appellate
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Attorney Profile

Reno F.R. Fernandez III represents businesses and individuals in complex bankruptcy law appeals. He is certified as a specialist in bankruptcy law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and protects the interests of creditors, debtors, trustees, and other parties in bankruptcy-related appellate matters. Reno has appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and other courts sitting in an appellate capacity under the Bankruptcy Code. He also consults on general bankruptcy litigation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.

About Reno Fernandez

First Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: https://calg.com/team/reno-fernandez/

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Educational Background

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2007
  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member (2018) and Vice President of Education (2019) of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyer's Association, 2019
  • Member (2011-2016) of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, 2016
  • Chairperson (2016-2017) of the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2017
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the Next Generation Program of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2015
  • Chairperson (2012-2014) of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, 2014
  • Secretary (2012) and Member of the Board of Directors (2011-2013) of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barristers Club., 2013
  • Chairperson (2010) and Vice Chairperson (2009) of the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barrister's Club, 2010

Representative Clients

  • Calvert v. Mbanugo, No. A161188, 2021 WL 5576553 (Cal. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2021).  Successfully defended judgement against debtor’s attempt to reverse judicial foreclosure sale., 2021
  • Kupfer v. Salma (In re Kupfer), 852 F.3d 853 (9th Cir. 2016).  Prevailed for appellants in published opinion in case involving scope of commercial landlord’s claim for attorney’s fees in bankruptcy., 2016
  • McLean v. Burkart (In re Shields), No. 06-22377-C-7, 2010 WL 4813585 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 19, 2010).  Prevailed, in part, for appellant in obtaining remand of $200,000 portion of judgment representing estimate of value of accounts receivable., 2010
  • Chazen v. Ciolino (In re Ryan), 310 F.App’x 980 (9th Cir. 2009).  Prevailed, in part, in opposing appeal attempting to increase claim against innocent investor in Ponzi scheme., 2009

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" for excellence in practice, Rising Star, Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2021
  • Recognized for outstanding leadership in volunteer activities, National Volunteer Week, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • Recognized as an "Outstanding Young Lawyer" for excellence in practice, Outstanding Young Lawyers, Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2014
  • Witkin Award in Community Property, Witkin Award, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Community Property (2007), Special Problems in Contracts and Torts (2007) and Intermediate Legal Writing (2006), CALI Award for Excellence, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007
  • Dean's List in 2004, 2005 and 2007, Dean's List, Golden Gate School of Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program, 2022
  • Mentor, Dean's Honor Circle, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2016
  • Mentor, Bar Association of San Francisco's Mentoring Circle, 2016
  • Volunteer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California's Bar Rules Advisory Group, 2014
  • Consumer Debt Defense & Education Clinic of the Bar Association of San Francisco, 2010
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Office Location for Reno Fernandez

96 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Last Updated: 7/20/2022

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