Chris Torrente is a corporate 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 and venture capital funds in growth capital investments, 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, chemicals, retail, consumer products, food and beverage, industrials, manufacturing, logistics/transportation services, oil and gas services.
Chris also serves on various firmwide committees including the Finance Committee, the Pro Bono Management Committee, the Partner Review Committee and the Associate Review Committee, as well as the NY Associate Review Committee.
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
Memberships & Affiliations
Member, Board of Directors, Foundation for Education in Honduras
Advisory Committee Member, The Deal (2015)
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