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 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 involved in the community as a board member, officer, member, and volunteer for many local nonprofit organization including the San Diego Ninety-Nines, Inc., the Southwest Section of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., Art of Elan, LeTip of La Jolla, Clairemont Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Business Services Alliance, USD Graduate Business Alumni Association, San Diego Academy of Ballet, Inc., San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, several public schools, and most recently, the San Diego Opera. She believes that community involvement serves the important purpose of strengthening the community and enriching individuals.

Alena enjoys diverse adventures from backpacking and aviation to opera and chamber music. Alena pursues these experiences together with her husband, Frederik, and her three daughters, Sierra, Savannah, and Seleste.

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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