Welcome to the Columbia Entrepreneurship
Startup Law Studio

Columbia Entrepreneurship partners with Charles Torres, Partner at DLA Piper to provide free professional startup law office hours for vetted student startup teams in the Columbia community.

“The session was especially helpful as Charles had not only legal expertise but also business insight and was well versed in the financial technology industry. It was a great opportunity for a startup like us to get professional feedback and clearly layout the regulatory environment of the industry PAIKON operates in.”
– Tak Yeong Do ‛14SEAS, CEO of PAIKON

All sessions are conducted on a pro-bono basis.

About Charles Torres

Charles Torres is a trusted advisor to emerging growth companies and their founders and directors. As outside general counsel, he works with a diverse range of companies, particularly those focused on financial services technology, enterprise software, IoT, social and digital media, e-commerce, healthcare technology and advertising technology.

Charles also regularly counsels leading venture capital funds, corporate VCs and family offices with respect to their investments and dispositions. He brings a wealth of experience in the New York venture community, as counsel to dozens of exited founders and venture investors and as a long-time passionate contributor to the ecosystem.