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Jennings Strouss’ John C. Norling Among Phoenix Business Journal’s 2020 “Most Admired Leaders”

November 16, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2020) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Managing Attorney John C. Norling was recognized in Phoenix Business Journal’s 2020 “Most Admired Leaders.”

Phoenix Business Journal recognizes the Valley’s top executives who have guided their companies to success with their strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, and financial performance, and who are deeply involved in their local community. The 2020 Most Admired Leaders honorees come from a variety of industries and backgrounds. They champion innovation through corporate-giving programs, board service and volunteerism. The winners are chosen by a panel of former Most Admired Leader award recipients.

“I am honored to be recognized among so many great leaders in this year’s class of 2020 ‘Most Admired Leaders’,” stated John C. Norling, Managing Attorney, “To receive this honor in a year during which business and individuals faced unprecedented challenges arising out of a global pandemic is especially meaningful.  I am truly fortunate to lead an organization such as Jennings Strouss and the high quality individuals who comprise it.”

Norling has served as the Managing Attorney and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee for almost six years. His practice is focused on advising clients on all aspects of their operations, including but not limited to, commercial transactions, real estate, business organizations, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, federal and administrative compliance, business contract negotiations, and advertising law. Norling is recognized as an industry leader in the retail automotive industry and advises dealer clients on the legal and practical aspects of the operation of a retail automotive dealership, including, without limitation, the acquisition or sale of a dealership, the commencement of dealership operations, whether through an add-point or newly acquired dealership, manufacturer and lending relationships, operational and consumer issues, ownership succession issues, licensing issues, federal and state compliance and advertising law. He also has significant experience advising commercial lenders in the business of providing financing to automobile dealerships. This experience includes loan documentation and structuring, workouts, enforcement and consumer-related financing issues.

Norling is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™. He was selected by AZ Big Media’s annual publication that profiles leaders that are changing the face of Arizona Business in AzBusiness Leaders in 2020 and 2021, by The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2021), Corporate Law (2020 – 2021), and Real Estate Law (2014 – 2021). He was also selected as The Best Lawyers in America© Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law (2019).

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

For over 75 years, Jennings Strouss has been dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. The firm is well-known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. We have a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision of success.

Through our offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., we leverage resources both regionally and nationally to serve our expanding client base. Jennings Strouss is deeply rooted in each of our locations’ legal and business communities, and is especially instrumental in helping shape the dynamic growth of Arizona and many of its institutions. The firm promotes a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, coupled with a healthy, well-managed, and friendly atmosphere of collaboration.

Our primary areas of practice include advertising and media law; agribusiness; automobile dealership law; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; eminent domain and condemnation; employee benefits and pensions; energy; estate planning and probate; family law and domestic relations; finance; healthcare; insurance defense; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; medical malpractice; mergers and acquisitions; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; and tax.

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