George H. Soriano, JR.

General Counsel

Tampa, FL

George earned a Juris Doctor at the Saint Louis University School of Law in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he focused his studies on litigation and business transactional law.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin, along with a commission in the US Army through the Army ROTC Scholarship Program.

Commissioned as a logistics officer, George served in the Regular Army and Army Reserve for 25 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel, having served tours as a battalion commander and as a staff officer at the Pentagon.  Along with his initial logistics specialty, George also earned specialties in contracting and industrial management.  He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the US Army Logistics College at Fort Lee, Virginia.  George is a member of the US Army Acquisition Corps and a warranted contracting officer.  Upon retirement, he was inducted into the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, the patron saint of the Quartermaster Corps.

George began his legal career as a business litigation attorney with Byrne, Downing, & Ratliff, P.C. in Dallas, Texas.  After leaving the firm, George moved to Romania, where he was Country Manager for Redeco Petroleum, an independent Canadian oil company.  In this role he negotiated the largest independent oil concession in the history of post-communist Romania, 1.4 million acres, extending from southeastern Romania into the Black Sea.

  • Soriano Law (George Sorinano, P.C.), Principal, October 2015 - Present
  • Penhall Company and Penhall Technologies, Vice-President of Business Administration and General Counsel, May 2017 - April 2021
  • Lumen Legal; TransGlobal Energy, Inc.; & Resources Global Professionals, Legal Counsel, February 2015 - May 2017
  • DynCorp International, Senior Director, 2014 -February 2015
  • Isolux Corsan USA, LLC, General Counsel & Board Security, 2012 - May 2014
  • Aggreko International Projects, Ltd., Regional Counsel, June 2010 - July 2012
  • Goodman Networks, Associate General Counsel, April 2007 - June 2010
  • Alcatel-Lucent, Senior Manager Contracts, April 2006 - April 2007
  • Bell Helicopter, International Commercial Business Manager, 2002 - April 2006
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Life Member, Texas Exes (University of Texas Alumni Association)
  • Life Member, Texas Caissons (UT Army ROTC Alumni Association)
  • Life Member, National Rifle Association
  • Inducted, Distinguished Order of Saint Martin
  • Member, US Army Acquisition Corps
  • Member, National Contract Managers Association
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 5656, Saint Monica Catholic Church
  • Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Assembly (4th Degree)
  • Chief Executive, Saint Monica Catholic Church Scouting (Troop 412 and Pack 712)
  • Den Chief, Pack 712, Saint Monica Catholic Church
  • General Counsel
  • Employment Law
  • Construction & Infrastructure Law
  • Licensed Attorney, Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US Tax Court
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor (JD)
    • Class Representative, Student Bar Association - 3 years
    • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Major in Accounting
    • Recipient of a Hazlewood Academic Scholarship, Freshman Year
    • Recipient of a US Army ROTC Scholarship
    • Member of the University Rifle Team
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