S. George Alfonso

Of Counsel

7500 Dallas Pkwy
Suite 300
Plano, Texas 75024

(972) 367-2001 w

sgeorge@caglaw.com


Industries

Agriculture

Complex Commercial Dispute Resolution

Defense Industry

Import/Export Commercial Contracts

Oil and Gas

Admitted to Practice

Northern District of Texas

U.S. Court of International Trade

State of Texas

State of Illinois

State of Oklahoma

Education

Pepperdine School of Law, J.D.

Southern Methodist Unversity, B.A., Political Science

Institut de Touraine (France), International Language Degree

Bar Memberships and Organizations

Dallas Bar Association – International Law Section: Chair Emeritus

European-American Chamber of Commerce

Asociación Europea de Abogado

Practiced In

U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Southern District of New York

New York County Commercial Court

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Career Highlights

S. George Alfonso has been providing his unique brand of “Concierge Counsel” to clientele in the U.S. and around the world for over twenty-five years. He has represented clients in complex commercial litigation around the country as well as in arbitration (both U.S. and international).  Mr. Alfonso has been admitted to practice law in numerous federal district courts and the U.S. Court of International Trade, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has been retained as an international law expert in matters ranging from U.S./Texas corporate compliance and protocol to international divorce and child custody matters in relation to The Hague Treaty.  Mr. Alfonso provides representation for U.S. and international clients regarding complex contract negotiations and drafting, as well as problem-solving (dispute resolution) in both pre-litigation and pre-arbitration scenarios, as well as those matters currently in litigation and arbitration. His practice compliments the firm’s global intellectual property expertise.

 

Leadership

Mr. Alfonso served two consecutive terms as Chair of the Dallas Bar International Law Section (“ILS”) and is currently Chair Emeritus of the Section.  He is a long-standing member of the European-American Chamber of Commerce. Notably, Mr. Alfonso was one of twelve attorneys selected to the “Appellate Steering Committee” by a prominent nationally recognized law firm that led the “Joint Defense Group” in the substantial and multi-party litigation of Taylor et al. vs. Acxiom et al. (08-41083).

 

Credentials      

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

 

Talks, Presentations, and Publications

S. George Alfonso has spoken at regional and international conferences on international arbitration and the need for well-drafted dispute resolution clauses in international agreements, the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) arbitration process, as well as international contract negotiation strategies and best practices, including defense-related matters such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and Export Administrative Regulations (“EAR”).

 

“Legal Liaison Counsel” – Clients, International Counsel and Experts:

For over 25 years, Mr. Alfonso has provided Legal Liaison Counsel to both U.S.-based and international clients regarding cross-national legal issues, including compliance, contract drafting, litigation, arbitration, and “Problem-Solving” (dispute resolution).

Mr. Alfonso’s international practice has allowed him to work with clients, counsel, and financial and legal experts from around the world, including the following countries:

  • UK
  • Malaysia
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • Morocco
  • Indonesia
  • Nigeria
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Spain
  • Holland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Switzerland
  • Kuwait
  • Italy
  • Ghana
  • Czech Republic
  • Qatar
  • India
Industries

Agriculture

Complex Commercial Dispute Resolution

Defense Industry

Import/Export Commercial Contracts

Oil and Gas

Admitted to Practice

Northern District of Texas

U.S. Court of International Trade

State of Texas

State of Illinois

State of Oklahoma

Education

Pepperdine School of Law, J.D.

Southern Methodist Unversity, B.A., Political Science

Institut de Touraine (France), International Language Degree

Bar Memberships and Organizations

Dallas Bar Association – International Law Section: Chair Emeritus

European-American Chamber of Commerce

Asociación Europea de Abogado

Practiced In

U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Southern District of New York

New York County Commercial Court