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James E. Perero’s practice focuses primarily on the needs of small businesses and community associations. Mr. Perero represents small businesses and their owners through all phases of the litigation process, from pre-lawsuit filing through trial and final judgment. In addition, he helps small business owners with entity formation, sales transactions, employment concerns, and disputes with co-owners. Mr. Perero’s work with community associations aims to improve and strengthen the quality of life for community association members through development and enforcement of effective governing documents, and, when necessary, through litigation.
Mr. Perero is the Chair of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Executive and Finance Committees. He is a past President of Project Understanding, where he continues to serve as general counsel on a pro bono basis. He also is active in the Channel Islands Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, where is a regular event speaker and serves on its California Legislative Action Committee.
He is member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the Central District and Eastern District of California.
Mr. Perero received his law degree from Southwestern Law School. His oral advocacy skills contributed to his team’s first-place finish at the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in Gulfport, Florida, where Mr. Perero was honored as fourth-best oralist overall in competition against teams from across the U.S. and around the world. While at Southwestern, Mr. Perero also received awards for excellence in legal writing and international law. He spent his third year in and around the courts of the Central District, both as extern for federal magistrate judge Margaret M. Nagle, and as an extern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division. Mr. Perero received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Chairman’s Award of Excellence||Oxnard Chamber of Commerce||2012|
|CALI Award - Law of International Development Seminar||Southwestern Law School||2007|
|CALI Award - International Litigation and Arbitration||Southwestern Law School||2007|
|First Place Team/Fourth Place Oralist||Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition||2006|
|Exceptional Achievement Award - Legal Writing and Research||Soutwestern Law School||2005|
|Attorney||Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Wasserman Comden & Casselman||2008 - 2012|
|Extern||U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California - Criminal Section||2008 - 2008|
|Extern||Chambers of Hon. Margaret A. Nagle, U.S. Magistrate Judge||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Wasserman, Comden & Casselman LLP||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Catholic Legal Immigration Network||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ventura Chamber of Commerce||Chair, Board of Directors||2016 - Present|
|Community Associations Institute||California Legislative Action Committee||2015 - Present|
|Project Understanding||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Ventura Chamber of Commerce||Ambassador Committee||2009 - Present|
|Oxnard Chamber of Commerce||Host Committee||2009 - Present|
|Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County||Family Selection Committee||2009 - Present|
|Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Ruebe v. City of San Buenaventura (VCSC Case No. 56-2009-00363188-CU-EI-VTA)||Settlement.|
|Limon v. Flying J Inc. (KCSC Case No. S-1500-CV-261964-WDP)||Settlement.|
|Nickelberry v. County of Ventura (2:09-cv-08424)||Settlement.|
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|Southwestern Law School||N/A||J.D.||2008|
|BizConnect 4 Breakfast||Courts and Commerce||2011|