Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Elects John C. Norling as Managing Attorney
PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 13, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that John C. Norling has been elected Managing Attorney. Norling succeeds J. Scott Rhodes, who stepped down from the position after six years to focus on his thriving legal ethics and professional responsibility practice. Rhodes will also resume the position as the firm’s General Counsel, which he held prior to being elected as Managing Attorney in 2009.
“During my tenure as Managing Attorney, I have seen the firm grow and flourish. We are in a great position to expand our services to clients, while continuing to provide exceptional and cost-effective legal work,” said Rhodes. “I strongly believe that leadership change is essential to the evolution of any law firm. John Norling has the insight and innovation to guide the firm’s future.”
Norling has held numerous leadership roles in the firm, including serving as a member of the Management Committee and as chair of the Corporate, Securities and Finance Department. As Managing Attorney, he will oversee all firm operations and focus on maintaining Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s long-lasting reputation as a leader in the Arizona legal, business and non-profit communities. Norling will also support the growth of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and its thriving energy and utilities law practice.
“I am honored to have been elected as the Managing Attorney of a firm with the reputation and esteemed history of Jennings Strouss,” stated Norling. “I have the utmost respect for Scott Rhodes and thank him for the remarkable leadership and service he has devoted to our firm. Scott has been, and will continue to be, a tremendous asset for Jennings Strouss. We are well-positioned for the future and I look forward to working with each and every member of the firm as we continue to grow and expand the services offered to our clients.”
Prior to joining Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in 2013, Norling served as Member-in-Charge of Clark Hill’s Arizona office. He was also a partner at Norling, Kolsrud, Sifferman & Davis PLC.
A Phoenix native, Norling’s legal practice is focused on advising clients on all aspects of their operations, including commercial transactions, real estate, business organizations, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, federal and administrative compliance, business contract negotiations and advertising law. He serves as the de facto outside General Counsel for many of his clients, providing advice on issues ranging from day-to-day operations to strategic planning.
Norling is also recognized as an industry leader in the representation of automobile dealerships. He advises dealer clients on the legal, regulatory and practical aspects of the operation of a retail automotive dealership. As part of his practice, Norling serves as General Counsel to the Arizona Automobile Dealers’ Association and several dealer advertising associations.
About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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