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Marco Antonio Torres

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate

About Me

I earned my B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz in June 1996.  In May of 1999, I received the Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. 


 


I gained extensive tax experience as an associate with the San Francisco office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC LLP”).  In the Investment Management group, where I worked closely with partners and clients to address the myriad of tax issues faced by Hedge Funds, RIC’s (Mutual Funds), REITS and investment partnerships. 


 


In 2004 I moved on to become instrumental in founding Equity Investment Exchange, a new IRC 1031 Like-Kind Exchange subsidiary.  As general counsel for Equity Investment Exchange, I was integral to laying the legal foundation of the newly formed subsidiary and also became a valuable business development resource.  I assisted clients in minimizing tax liabilities while divesting of unwanted real estate assets and reinvesting in new assets.  I worked closely with clients on simple sell/buy projects to more sophisticated joint venture, non-safe harbor reverse exchange projected spanning a period in excess of the traditional 180 days. 


 


Most recently, in 2007, I decided to move from San Francisco to San Diego and start a new solo practice.  During the past few years I have counseled clients, consumers and corporate/business alike, to a more secure financial future, providing counseling to maximize the benefits of corporate/LLC entity structures, addressing and resolving real estate matters, and, as necessary, providing bankruptcy and loan workout solutions.  

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 35%
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 15%
  5. Foreclosure: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (2%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

The Law Office of Marco A. Torres

550 West "C" Street
Suite 1600
San Diego, CA, 92101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200105/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
San Diego's Top AttorneysSan Diego Metro Magazine - SD Metro2011
OurCity Recommended AttorneysOur City San Diego2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner1031 Strategies & Services2005 - 2007
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Marco A. Torres2005 - Present
General CounselEquity Investment Exchange2001 - 2004
AssociatePricewaterhouseCoopers LLP1999 - 2001
SpecialistU.S. Army Reserves / California Army Natl. Guard1988 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Bankruptcy ForumMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
The ARAG Group - www.aragroup.comNetwork Attorney2010 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumMember2010 - Present
Cornell Legal Information InstituteOfficer2010 - Present
National Latina Business Women's Association - San Diego ChapterMember2009 - Present
Mana de San DiegoMember2009 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
The University Club of San DiegoMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
UC Hastings Alumni AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wells Fargo Bank vs. 1UP Technology Inc.Negotiated Settlement of Matter Pending Litigation
XTS Global, Inc. v. Dyer Beech Enterprises, Inc.Settled Pre-Trial
Wells Fargo Bank v. Doe, et al20 year payoff of with 0% interest

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Univ of California Santa CruzPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SBBA - MCLEMortgage Modifications: In, Out, Up, and Down2010
MABPA Membership MeetingOrganizational Structure Options2010
A New Year, A New EconomyIntelligently Navigating the New World Economy2010
Western Non-Traded REIT Industry SympsiumWhat's New on the Menu? Adaptive Approaches To Expanding The Business and Standing Out In The Non-Traded REIT Market2007