MONTEREY, CA (March. 13, 2017) — Managing Partner Jeff Gilles announced today that JRG, Attorneys at Law, has welcomed attorney Kendra Clark to its Agricultural Business and Litigation teams in Monterey.
“We are excited to welcome Kendra Clark to JRG,” said Gilles. “She is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience in agribusiness, litigation, contract law, regulatory and environmental compliance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and much more. We are fortunate to have an attorney with her credentials on our team.”
Clark received her bachelor’s degree in 1997 from Washington State University, where she was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Honors Program and graduated with a Juris Doctor’s degree in 2000 from Santa Clara University, where she was an editor of the Santa Clara Law Review.
She has been a member of the Washington State Bar since August 2000 and passed the California State Bar in November 2016.
Her career highlights include being vice president and associate general counsel for Chiquita Brands International, Inc. from May 2008 to December 2015 and she was corporate counsel for leading chemical distributor Univar USA Inc., of Redmond, Washington. Clark has 16 total years of in-house legal practice with hands-on experience involving every aspect of private and public company operations.
Clark is local to the Hollister community where she and her family run a horse and walnut ranch. Clark’s community involvement includes being a board member and Public Relations Committee Chair for Girls Inc. of the Central Coast; former board member of Sun Street Centers in Salinas; and a former board member of the Washington State Chapter of the American Association of Corporate Counsel.
She studied abroad in Mexico while at Santa Clara University and in France while at Washington State University. She is also an avid polo player and was a member of Washington State University’s NCAA Horse Polo Team as well as a member of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California and Central Valley Polo Club in Hilmar, California.
An avid runner, she completed the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon, and came in second place at the Healthy Planet 10 Mile in Palm Springs and the San Juan Bautista 14k Double Double in 2016.
“Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations, participate in the communities in which we live, and provide each of us with opportunities individually and collectively to improve ourselves,” said Gilles. “Kendra exemplifies the people who share our mission at JRG. We look forward to her contributions to our legal and community goals.”
Jeff Gilles, Managing Partner of JRG, started his practice in the 1970s. Since then, he has assembled a team of attorneys and paralegals with offices in downtown Salinas, downtown Hollister, and now downtown Monterey. JRG also recently expanded its services to the South County and Paso Robles areas.
Gilles and his partners, associates, and staff offer legal services ranging from agriculture, business formations and transactions, civil litigation, estate planning, labor and employment, land use, municipal law, planning and zoning, cannabis business, and real estate.
The firm has more than 30 years of experience and more than 20 employees in its offices. For more information about JRG, please call us today!