Charles E. Torres Partner

New YorkBrooklyn Entrepreneurship Center
T 646.414.6970 | F 212.262.7402

Co-Chair, Lowenstein Sandler Brooklyn Entrepreneurship Center

Charles is a Partner in the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler. A corporate attorney with more than a decade of experience in venture capital and private equity, Charles’ practice focuses on counseling buyers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, minority and control investments and portfolio dispositions, typically with respect to established or emerging technology companies. Charles also regularly represents established and emerging technology companies throughout all phases of their development—formation, financing, general corporate growth and realization events.

Charles received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from New York University. Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Charles was a partner in a NYC venture capital boutique, where he participated in more than 150 venture capital transactions and created and moderated VCs on Skis – a networking and skiing event for the venture community. His diverse client base includes industry leaders like LexisNexis, successful social and digital media investors such as Zelkova Ventures, and well-regarded emerging start-ups such as Behance.

A 2010 recipient of the "Attorney of the Year" award, given by The New York Enterprise Report, Charles frequently speaks on a variety of venture-related topics such as "Bridging the Valuation Divide," "M & A Basics: From the Perspective of a Lawyer and a Business Development Officer," "What Your Company Should Expect In A Venture Capital Financing," "How To Prepare Your Portfolio Company For An Exit Event" and "Digital Networking for Attorneys: Using Your Online Networks to Advance Your Career."

Charles is a member of the bar of New York and, as a former litigator with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, is admitted to practice before the Southern, Eastern and Northern District Courts of New York. He is an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and its Committee on Minorities in the Profession, as well as the American Bar Association and its Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.

Charles is a fan of emerging technology and digital networking and is an avid skier and traveler. He can be found on LinkedIn, Martindale-Hubbell Connected, Twitter and Foursquare.

Press Mentions

Charles Torres comments in a Fortune Magazine article on Brooklyn as the city with the largest percentage of funded startups with a female founder. , Fortune Magazine , June 1, 2015
In The National Law Journal and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Charles Torres's addition as Member of the Firm in Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group is highlighted. , The National Law Journal, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel , October 10, 2011
In the New York Law Journal , AmLaw Daily, and Law360 Lowenstein Sandler's addition of Charles Torres as Member in the Tech Group is highlighted. , New York Law Journal, AmLaw Daily, Law360 , September 7, 2011

Related Areas

The Tech Group
Venture Capital, Angel Investing, and M&A


University of Chicago Law School ( J.D. , 1995 )
New York University ( B.A. , 1992 ) , New York University Trustees Scholar, Dean's List

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York


  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Chair, Emerging Companies Committee
    • Committee Member, Minorities in the Profession
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Committee Member, Private Equity and Venture Capital