Camelback Law Offices
James C. Pennington, is a Certified Public Accountant and transactional, business and tax attorney, serving clients throughout the United States by providing public accounting and consulting services, , as well as in-depth legal representation before the Internal Revenue Service Examination Division, Appeals Division and the United States Tax Court. In addition to handling standard business, corporate and real estate transactions, James also has experience providing litigation support and forensic accounting services in a wide range of situations, including commercial litigation, financial investigations, business valuations, business and marital dissolutions, and bankruptcies. James had over 17 years of experience as a tax professional before attending law school in 2009 to expand his ability to represent his clients through the Federal Court System. Following the expansion of Camelback Law Offices to Fredericksburg, Texas, James became Of Counsel to the firm in May, 2017. James graduated in 1988 from Texas Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Business Administration and graduated from the Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy in 2014. James is licensed to practice law in California, is a Member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California and the United States Tax Court.
Renée Tetreault Fortunato has been practicing law in Arizona and Nevada since 1991, first practicing for 15 years in private practice at regional and national firms, and then for 5 years as General Counsel for a large retail developer in the southwest. During her years of private practice, Renée represented multi-national development and retail institutions in connection with the acquisition and development of mixed-use retail and commercial properties. Her experience includes negotiation and documentation of real estate financing on behalf of institutional lenders and borrowers, as well as representation of owners, operators, franchisors and franchisees on the due diligence, acquisition, development, financing and operation of malls, hotels, resorts and spas. Renée is a Certified SBA 504 Closing Attorney, and graduated from Yale University in 1988 and from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in 1991. She is admitted in Arizona and Nevada.
Valerie V. Gutterson (fka Todorovich) is a Certified SBA 504 Closing Attorney, and concentrates her practice in banking and real estate law. She is highly experienced in transactions involving leasing, disposition, financing, acquisition, easements, permits, contracts, trespass claims, right-of-way agreements and zoning. She has worked with government officials, engineers and construction teams on major outside plant construction and highway relocation projects. She has also worked with banks and borrowers on documentation of all size loan facilities, loan modifications and workouts. Valerie graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1991 and from Whittier College School of Law in 1997 with a J.D. In addition to her private law practice, she has worked in-house for a national hotel chain, a public utility and acted as General Counsel for a global general contractor. She is admitted to practice in Arizona and Texas.