About Us

Charles E. Torres

A fixture in New York City venture for over 15 years, Charles is a trusted advisor for emerging technology companies at all stages of development, as well as the institutions and individuals who invest in them. His practice focuses on counseling companies through formation, minority and control investments, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and related portfolio dispositions. He has been a passionate contributor to the New York City tech ecosystem: he opened the first major law firm office in Brooklyn; he is the founder of the Startup Center at Brooklyn’s growing Northside Festival; he is creator of the Emerging Company Workshop, a lecture series he teaches at Columbia Business School and its downtown Columbia StartupLab; he was the creator of VCs on Skis, a venture networking event for the New York City community; and he was a founding partner of WomenInnovateMobile (a first in kind accelerator for female-founded companies).