Jennings Strouss Expands International and Real Estate Groups With Dual-Licensed Attorney William Herrera

12.14.07

As part of its strategic plan to expand both its International and Real Estate practices serving clients who do business in Mexico and throughout Latin America, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon has hired William R. Herrera, one of only a handful of Arizona/Mexico dual-licensed attorneys in the state.

Mr. Herrera, a Scottsdale resident, practices corporate law, with an emphasis on Mexico-related joint ventures, primarily in real estate and hospitality, representing Mexican and non-Mexican enterprises.

Prior to joining the firm, he practiced international business law in Mexico City for more than 11 years. Mr. Herrera received a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991, a J.D. from Universidad Mexicana in 2004 and his undergraduate degree from Stanford in 1988.

"As Phoenix becomes the hub of a rapidly developing international trade region, our strategy is to be able to offer counsel and first-hand experience on both sides of the border," said John C. West, Managing Attorney. "Continuing changes in Mexican law make it important for companies doing business there to have access to experienced U.S. commercial lawyers who understand the nuances of the law and have contacts in the Mexican legal communities. Bill provides that experience to our clients."