Alameda County
Bar Association

Pro Bono Profile: Neil Rubenstein 

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Neil Rubenstein, VLSC Board of Directors

Neil Rubenstein joined the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation’s Board of Directors in April 2015, shortly after his February 2015 retirement as a shareholder in Buchalter Nemer. During his 38-year career as an attorney, Neil represented banks and other companies in a wide variety of financing, business, real estate, litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Neil retired from Buchalter Nemer in order to devote more time to community and charitable activities. In addition to his service as a member of the VLSC Board of Directors, Neil currently does pro bono legal work through VLSC, serves as a mediator for the Alameda County Superior Court, and works on a volunteer basis as a counselor for the East Bay Chapter of SCORE Association. SCORE is a national organization affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides free counseling and low-cost workshops for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Neil is also vice president of the Board of Directors of the Altarena Playhouse, a 78-year-old community theatre located in Alameda.

Neil graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974 and from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1977.

Neil and his wife, Anna, have one son and two grandchildren.

VLSC LogoInterested in volunteering or learning more about VLSC’s pro bono legal work? Click here for more information. Want to join the VLSC Board of Directors? Contact Christina Wiellette, VLSC Manager, at or (510) 302-2216.