Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Elects New Members

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 21, 2016) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Paul J. Valentine and Patrick F. Welch have been elected Members (Partners) of the firm, effective January 1, 2016.

“We congratulate Paul and Patrick on their recent promotion to Member,” stated John Norling, Managing Attorney at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “They exemplify the qualities we seek in lawyers and we look forward to working with them as they continue to grow their respective practices.”

Valentine’s practice emphasizes structuring corporate, partnership and real estate transactions, counseling medium and small businesses and tax-exempt organizations in tax matters, litigating tax cases in federal courts, and handling administrative controversies before the IRS and state agencies. In the tax controversy area, Valentine has filed federal refund suits, defended worker classification audits, and litigated the tax treatment of one of Arizona’s largest Ponzi schemes. He is also consulted regularly on the interplay between tax and bankruptcy for individual and corporate clients. Valentine earned his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and a B.S. from Leeds University.

Welch focuses his practice in the areas of general and complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, fidelity and surety litigation, and cross-border litigation and transactions involving U.S. and Mexican parties. He has a wealth of overseas experience having worked for Mitsubishi International Corporation (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), Indochina Capitol Corporation, a financial services firm based in Hanoi, Vietnam, and General Electric Company (GE), a U.S. multinational conglomerate. Welch is fluent in Spanish and has extensive family and professional contacts within the Mexican, Argentine, and Colombian legal communities. Welch earned his J.D. from New England School of Law and a B.A. from Connecticut College.
About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; automobile dealership law; 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 and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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