Reno F.R. Fernandez III

Reno F.R. Fernandez III

Partner
Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
(415) 362-0449 Ext. 204
Fax:
415-394-5544
Email:

Reno Fernandez is a partner with Macdonald Fernandez LLP, a law firm focusing on wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, business matters, commercial litigation, reorganization and bankruptcy.

Reno has experience representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy, receiverships, fraudulent transfer suits, preference actions and lien avoidance actions.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Formation & Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Receiverships
  • Fraudulent transfer suits
  • Preference actions
  • Lien avoidance actions

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: Witkin Award in Community Property
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Community Property
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Special Problems in Contracts and Torts
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Intermediate Legal Writing
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Numerous articles for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Bulletin, including “There’s a New Deed in Town: California Creates ‘Transfer on Death’ Deed,” January, 2016
  • “Getting to the Core of Arbitration in Bankruptcy,” San Francisco Attorney Magazine, Spring 2015
  • Numerous articles for Legal by the Bay, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s blog (blog.sfbar.org), including “Lien Priorities Altered When One Creditor Breaches Fiduciary Duties to Another,” January 21, 2015
  • “Enforcement of Non-Debtor Releases in International Insolvency Proceedings,” State Bar of California Business Law News, Issue 2 (July) 2014
  • “Discharging Trust-Related Claims in Bankruptcy,” Bar Association of San Francisco Continuing Legal Education Program Self Study Examinations, February, 2014
  • Numerous articles for the Bankruptcy e-Bulletin, State Bar of California Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee
  • “Hamilton v. Lanning’ Redefines Consumer Bankruptcy Practice,” The Recorder, Vol. 134, No. 112, July 5, 2010
  • “Almond Growers Beat Secured Lenders in Priorities Fight,” Non-Sequitur, Stanislaus County Bar Association Newsletter, December, 2006

Classes/Seminars

  • “When a Nonprofit Corporation Is Insolvent: Considerations, Options and Procedures,” Meeting of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section, May 28, 2015
  • “How to Buy, Sell and Value a Law Practice,” Bar Association of San Francisco, Senior Lawyers Section, February 18, 2015
  • “Business Bankruptcy Basics,” LexVid Continuing Professional Education, September 25, 2014
  • “Tax, Regulatory and Bankruptcy Issues in Arbitration,” Bar Association of San Francisco, Arbitration Committee, September 19, 2014
  • “Chapter 11 in a Nutshell,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, September 11, 2014
  • “Show Me the Note’ and Other Recent Developments in California Foreclosure Law and Deficiencies,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, September 16, 2011
  • “Landlord-Tenant Law & Bankruptcy,” Sterling Education Services, Inc., August 11, 2011
  • “Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educators,” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Financial Education Network of San Francisco, May 27, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • BASF, National Volunteer Week, Recognized for Outstanding Leadership, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star, 2012 – 2015
  • Northern District Judicial Conference, Invitee, 2012 – 2014
  • San Francisco Magazine, Top Attorneys, Northern California Rising Star, 2015
  • San Francisco Magazine, Top Attorneys, Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2012 – 2014
  • BASF Consumer Debt Clinic, Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2009 and 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Immediate Past Chair, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2015 - 2016
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Chair, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2012 - 2014
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Member, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2013
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), Vice Chair, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2011 - 2012
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Member, 2016 – Present
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Secretary, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Member, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Liaison to State Bar Conference of Delegates Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Liaison to Criminal Law & Government Section, 2011 - 2013
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Liaison to Construction Law Section, 2011 - 2012
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Chair, Business, Commercial & Bankruptcy Section, 2010 - 2011
  • BASF Barrister’s Club, Vice Chair, Business, Commercial & Bankruptcy Section, 2009 - 2010
  • Insolvency Law Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section, Co-Vice Chair Elect, 2015 – 2016
  • State Bar of California’s Business Law Section, Constituency, Outreach and Website Subcommittee, Chair, 2014 – Present
  • State Bar of California’s Business Law Section, Education Subcommittee, Assistant Chair, 2013 – 2014
  • Insolvency Law Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section, Member, 2013 – Present
  • Mortgage Modification Mediation Program, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Mediator, 2015 - Present
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Next Generation Program , Member, Organizing Committee , 2014 - Present
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, Member, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, Member, Publicity Committee, 2014 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Bar Rules Advisory Group, Leader, Chapter 11 Plan “Subgroup One”, 2014 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Bar Rules Advisory Group, Member, Payroll Form Revision Team, 2014 - Present
  • Northern District Judicial Conference, Invitee, 2012 – 2014