Joe Griffin of the Strong Firm appointed as Chairman of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamberby
Feb 13, 2012
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Joe Griffin of The Strong Firm P.C. has been appointed as the Chairman of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber for 2012.
“I am very excited to serve in this role for our local Hispanic chamber,” said Griffin. “Our goal is to provide opportunities and events that primarily benefit local businesses and charities, as well as the local community. Among my goals for the year as Chairman are to increase membership, increase the number of charities that benefit from our unique event ‘Fight For A Cause,’ and continue to give back to the local community through the college scholarships for area high school graduates we provide through our annual Fiesta Universal party at Market Street – The Woodlands.”
Outgoing Chairman Miguel Lopez of M&H Enterprises, Inc., added, “I am excited to see the growth of the Hispanic Chamber under Joe’s leadership. I am honored to have served as chairman this past year. As we continue to grow, we want people to know that you don’t have to be Hispanic to join the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber. We are a diverse group that welcomes everyone.”
The mission of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber is to advance the business interests of the Hispanic community, thereby increasing the economic prosperity of Montgomery County and the surrounding region. For more information, visit www.mchchamber.org.
Joe Griffin is an Associate Attorney with The Strong Firm. His areas of practice include: business law and contracts; corporations; LLCs and partnerships; business and investor immigration; real estate; trademarks; and estate planning and probate.
He is a graduate of The University of Houston Law Center, where he served as Publications Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law, President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society student chapter, Director of External Affairs for the Federalist Society student chapter, Coordinator for the North American Consortium on Legal Education (“NACLE”), and actively participated in the Hispanic Law Students Association. Griffin was awarded a clerkship with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, D.F. where he served as a law clerk in their international litigation section for 10 weeks. Griffin also received a public interest fellowship for his work in Mexico City and was the winner of the NACLE student paper competition which highlights North American comparative law issues.
Griffin received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, in International and Latin American Studies. He and his wife have three children. Having lived in Argentina, as well as in Mexico City D.F., Griffin is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Bret L. Strong, founder and managing shareholder of The Strong Firm, said, “We are proud to have Joe serve his leadership for the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber this year. One of our other attorneys, Eric Thiergood, has served on its board for many years. The Strong Firm is a long-time supporter of this chamber and their member businesses.
“A critical part of the growing business community in Montgomery County is due to an ever-expanding and dynamic Hispanic culture and business sector. Our firm has vast experience in working with foreign investment in Montgomery County and throughout Texas, with several staff members fluent in Spanish and business transactions involving foreign nationals.”
The Strong Firm, founded in 2004 by Bret L. Strong, is a locally-owned and operated business law firm based in The Woodlands specializing in all aspects of business law including commercial real estate transactions, corporate and partnership structuring and creation, borrowing and financial structuring, sophisticated commercial and energy related transactions, international business investment, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiations, drafting of wills, trusts and estates, and the handling of certain commercial disputes and collection matters. The Strong Firm was voted the “Best Attorney, Lawyer & Legal Services in The Woodlands” in 2010 and 2011 by registered users of Woodlands Online.
For more information about The Strong Firm Attorneys, located in The Woodlands Waterway Plaza One building at 10003 Woodloch Forest Dr. in Suite 210 overlooking The Woodlands Waterway, please call (281) 367-1222 or visit the firm’s web site at www.thestrongfirm.com.