Marcelo Llorente brings more than seventeen years of public finance, governmental and public policy law experience to Llorente & Heckler, P.A. (“L&H”).
Marcelo assists L&H clients with a wide array of issues in the areas of government law and procurement, public-private partnerships and public finance. Marcelo’s keen understanding of government at all levels provides unique insight to companies seeking to navigate business opportunities at the local, state, or national level.
Before joining L&H, Marcelo practiced law at Bryant Miller Olive for ten years. In addition to serving as Managing Partner of L&H, Marcelo is also Managing Partner at LSN Partners, LLC, a Miami based full service strategic business development and consulting firm (www.lsnpartners.com). In 2002, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives to represent the 116th District and was subsequently reelected in 2004, 2006, and 2008. During his near-decade of service in the Florida House, Marcelo passed landmark legislation and held positions including Chairman of the Full Appropriations Council on General Government and Health Care where he oversaw more than $30 billion of the State of Florida’s annual budget. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, Chairman of the Policy Council, and Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional and Civil Law.
In 2008, Senator John McCain selected Marcelo as a Florida Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minnesota and as an Honorary Vice-Chairman of the 2008 Republican Platform Committee. Locally, Marcelo served as Chairman to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s 2012 and 2016 re-election campaigns and served as Co-Chair for Miami Dade Public Schools’ 2012 successful $1.2 billion bond referendum program. In 2008, Senator John McCain selected Marcelo as a Florida Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minnesota and as an Honorary Vice-Chairman of the 2008 Republican Platform Committee. In 2019, Marcelo served on Governor Ron DeSantis’ Transition Team as a member of the Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Marcelo is currently a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the Florida Bar’s Section on Local Government. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida (Class XXVII). Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Easterseals South Florida and sits on the Florida International University Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Dean’s Advisory Council.
Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, Marcelo graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was also a four-year letterman in baseball. He received his Juris Doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law.
Contact Marcelo Llorente: MLLorente@Llorenteheckler.com