Chris Torrente is a transactional partner in the New York office. Chris' practice is primarily focused on representing private equity funds, private companies and public companies in a wide variety of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Chris also advises private equity funds in growth capital investments, late-stage venture capital financings and in the management of their portfolio companies, including debt and equity financings, follow-on acquisitions and liquidity events. Chris has experience in a wide variety of industries, including business services, TMT, retail, consumer products, food and beverage, industrials, chemicals, manufacturing, logistics/transportation services and oil and gas services.

Chris has previously served on a number of Firmwide committees, including the Firm's Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, the Partner Review Committee, the Associate Review Committee and the Associate and Partner Compensation Committee.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, PLI, M&A Default Rule Roulette: Winning the Bet with the Law You Pick, February 2016

Speaker, University of Texas Mergers & Acquisitions Institute, Fall 2015

Speaker, "Private Equity Bootcamp," University of Pennsylvania Law School, Spring Semester 2015 and Spring Semester 2016

Moderator, NYU Stern Private Equity Conference (LBO Panel), Winter 2015 and Winter 2016

Speaker, Legal Aspects of Private Equity, The Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, Spring 2009; Fall 2010


“Notable Practitioner” IFLR1000 (PE; M&A), 2019–2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors, AKTIV Against Cancer

Member, Founders Council, Cradles to Crayons

Member, Board of Directors, Foundation for Education in Honduras


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2001New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.2000

    Dean's List, 1999–2000

    ADR Editor (Volume XXVII); Staff Member (Volume XXVI), Fordham Urban Law Journal

  • Michigan State UniversityB.A., Economics & Political Science1995