David Mark Sternberg

David Mark Sternberg

Location:
Walnut Creek, California
Phone:
925-322-6902
Fax:
925-932-6986
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Administrative Investigations
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Auto Dealer Fraud
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Collections
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Complex Litigation
  • Condominiums & Cooperatives
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Liens
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Contracts
  • Conveyancing
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debt Discharge
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Dissolution
  • Eminent Domain
  • Estate Administration
  • Ethics
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Foreclosures
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Franchising
  • Garnishment
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Joint Ventures
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Lending & Secured Transactions
  • Licensing
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mediation
  • Mini-trials
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Partnerships
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Estate Law
  • Reorganizations & Restructuring
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Secured Transactions
  • State Trial Practice
  • Title Insurance
  • Toxic Mold
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transactions
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Workouts

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California
  • Mediator
  • California Real Estate Broker

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Sangamon State University
    • T.A. Education - 1994
    • Major: Computer Programming and Education
  • Antioch College, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • "Civil Litigation in the Shadow of Bankruptcy", Contra Costa Lawyer, June, 1993
  • "The Real Estate Market and Bankruptcy, Discussion of the Real Estate Crisis and Bankruptcy", Bar Journal, November, 2007
  • "Inside the Minds: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Strategies", Aspatore Books, 2008
  • "Bankruptcy Forum: What Judges and Trustees Want You to Know", National Business Institute, January, 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 7: Step-By-Step Procedures, National Business Institute
  • Consumer Bankruptcy: Tips from the Pros, National Business Institute
  • Consumer Bankruptcy: Ethical Obligations for Debtors' Counsel

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Top 5% of Attorneys in California
  • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Commissioner, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda County, Mediator, Private Mediator
  • Alameda County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Court Panelist
  • Alameda County Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • Bankruptcy, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, Legal Research Assistant, 1979 - 1981
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member
  • Contra Costa County, Mount Diablo Municipal Court, Small Claims Judge Pro Tem, 1986
  • Contra Costa County Municipal Court, Arbitrator
  • Contra Costa County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Court Panelist
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern Division, Dispute Resolution Program, Court Panelist