Alonzo Llorens
Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP

Alonzo L. Llorens is a Partner with law firm of Gordon & Rees LLP where he practices with the firm’s Business Transactions Group. Gordon & Rees is a national, full-service law firm with over 650 attorneys. Gordon & Rees is based out of San Francisco, California and has 37 offices in over 20 states, plus the District of Columbia. Alonzo has substantial experience in corporate law and represents companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. His legal career started with the federal government, in Washington, DC. Upon graduating from law school, Alonzo worked as an attorney in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Honors Program and, upon its completion, he worked with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. In private practice, he handles:
  • Private equity and debt offerings;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (buy and sell side);
  • Initial public offerings;
  • Securities filings;
  • Fund formations;
  • Investments by institutional investors into funds;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Film financing;
  • MBE Certification;
  • Endorsement deals;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Company formation; and
  • General corporate law.

Alonzo is a frequent speaker, and he is also an author. His first book was a novel entitled, “The Mirror,” which is a political thriller. Alonzo’s second book, “The MBE’s Guide to Raising Capital,” is a financial guide explaining the various stages of the capital
raising process and the steps Minority Business Enterprises should consider taking in order to successfully pursue such an endeavor. Alonzo has also written for various publications, including a chapter for the Inside The Minds series entitled “Private Equity and Venture Capital Trends in a Turbulent Economy” (2009), co-authored Volume 83 of the Bureau of National Affairs Corporate Practice Series entitled “Shareholder Proposals;” and currently writes columns on topics relating to business transactions for“Diversity and The Bar” magazine.

Alonzo earned a J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law where he was Managing Editor of the Howard Law Journal and a B.S. degree in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University.

Civic Involvement (Past and Present)

  • Leadership Atlanta
  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)
  • The Ron Clark Academy (Board of Directors - Chair)
  • The Atlanta Business League (Board of Directors)
  • 1st Choice Credit Union (Board of Directors)
  • Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium (Board of Directors)
  • Accion - Georgia (Board of Directors)

Awards

  • Leadership Award – Atlanta Business League
  • Man of Influence Award – Atlanta Business League

 

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