Friday, June 1, 2012

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Hires Attorney, Author and Entrepreneur Joseph P. Martori

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph P. Martori has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Phoenix office. 

“Joe’s legal experience and entrepreneurial background will greatly enhance the services we offer our clients, especially those in the real estate, hospitality and banking industries.” states J. Scott Rhodes, Managing Attorney of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. 

Martori will focus his practice in the areas of corporate, real estate and banking law, including commercial transactions; finance, banking and securities; real estate acquisitions, development and disposition; resort development; mergers and acquisitions; estate planning; and taxation. 

“It’s my distinct pleasure to join Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a firm that I have known and respected for many years,” said Martori. “I look forward to once again being active in the legal community, and hope to bring a business dimension that complements the skills of the attorneys at the firm.”

Martori practiced law in Arizona for more than 25 years before founding ILX Resorts Incorporated, a developer, marketer and operator of vacation ownership resorts in the western United States. He served as Chairman and CEO of the company from 1995 to 2010. 

Martori also served as Vice Consul of the Republic of Italy for the State of Arizona for ten years. He earned a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, graduating first in the class, an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, and a B.S. in Finance from New York University. Martori is the author of Street Fights: A Novel Based on a True Story, and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.