S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel

George Alfonso has provided both individuals and businesses with his unique brand of “Concierge Counsel” for almost two decades in matters ranging from complex commercial litigation, commercial contract drafting and negotiations, corporate structure, international arbitration, creditor bankruptcy representation, as well as appellate representation, including oral argument before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Alfonso has also been retained as an expert in international law in several matters including international divorce and child custody cases.

Career Highlights

Over the past two decades, S. George Alfonso has provided his unique brand of “Concierge Counsel” to clientele around the world in representation inclusive of: complex commercial litigation, commercial contract drafting and negotiations, corporate structure counseling, international arbitration, creditor bankruptcy representation, as well as appellate representation. (including oral arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals). Mr. Alfonso has also been retained as an expert in international law in several matters including international divorce and child custody cases.

Leadership

George Alfonso is currently serving his second consecutive term as Chair of the Dallas Bar International Law Section for the 2014 term. He was one of twelve attorneys selected to the “Appellate Steering Committee” by Baker Botts, LLP, the lead firm foJr the “Joint Defense Group”, in the substantial and multi-party litigation of Taylor et. al. vs. Acxiom et. al. (08-41083). Mr. Alfonso speaks French and is also a member of the German-American Chamber of Commerce.

Credentials

Mr. Alfonso graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (“SMU”) with a B.S. in Political Science. While attending SMU, he studied overseas at the Institute de Touraine in Tours, France where he obtained a degree in language. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) from Pepperdine School of Law, located in Malibu, California.

Speaking Engagements

George Alfonso has spoken at both regional and international conferences on the subjects of international arbitration, including the need for well-drafted dispute resolution clauses in international agreements. He has also spoken to his expertise in the arbitration process through the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) and the potential for obtaining default judgments in ICC arbitration.

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