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Charles Torres

Charles Torres

Co-Vice Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

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.

Bar admissionsNew York
  • J.D., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Politics, New York University


  • Chambers USA
    • Band 5, Nationwide Startups & Emerging Companies (2023) 
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2021-2023) 


Teaching Experience

Charles currently is a lecturer at both Columbia Business School and Cornell Tech, and is the co-founder of the Startup Law Studio at Columbia Business School. 

Memberships And Affiliations

Charles is an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the founder (and former chair) of its Emerging Companies Committee.