Marcelo LlorenteManaging Partner
Areas of focus
- Government Affairs
- Business Development
- Strategic Planning
- Government and Procurement Consulting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Tulane University
- Juris Doctor, Florida State University College of Law
Marcelo Llorente brings more than nineteen years of public finance, governmental, and public policy law experience to LSN Partners where he assists domestic and international clients with strategic planning, marketing and communications. With his legal background and eight years as a Florida Legislator, 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. He is skilled at helping create public-private partnerships, teams and opportunities. In addition, Marcelo is also the Managing Partner of the law firm of Llorente and Heckler P.A.
Prior to joining LSN, Marcelo practiced law at Bryant Miller Olive for ten years. 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 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 Constitution and Civil Law.
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) and a member of the 2012 United States-Spain Council Young Leaders Program. Additionally, Marcelo 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 is a graduate of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, while being a four-year letterman in baseball. He received his Juris Doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law.