Alena Herranen

Alena Herranen

Practice Areas

Business, Corporate, and Partnership Transactions
Estate & Tax Planning
Entertainment & Sports Law
Intellectual Property


San Diego, CA


(619) 232-2424



(619) 531-0794

Alena M. Herranen is a San Diego attorney Of Counsel in the law firm of Borton Petrini, LLP. She is a business attorney with over 20 years experience in the areas of business transactions, intellectual property, and tax law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis in 1985 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1992 before beginning practice as a San Diego attorney.

After passing the California Bar exam in 1992, Alena pursued her graduate studies in tax at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she earned a Master of Laws in Taxation in 1993. She then studied business at the University of San Diego School of Business and earned a Masters in Business Administration in 1994.

A resident of San Diego since 1989, Alena has been actively involved in the community, local nonprofit organizations and various educational programs.   She believes that community involvement and continuing education serve the important purposes of strengthening the community and enriching individuals.  Alena encourages others to pursue their interests, learn new things, and seek out adventures at every stage in life.

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University of California, Davis, 1989
University of San Diego School of Law, 1992
University of San Diego School of Business, 1993
University of San Diego School of Law, 1994


State Bar of California, 1992
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1992
U.S. Tax Court, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Business and Professional Associations

JDSupra, Contributor of legal articles
USD Graduate Business Alumni Association
USD Law Alumni Association
Attorney Referral Group, Organizer
San Diego Opera, Supernumerary