Ms. Torres practices in the areas of business reorganizations, creditors' rights, insolvency and commercial litigation since 1988. She represents a wide variety of clients including public agencies, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, commercial landlords, insurance companies, creditors' committees and debtors in significant bankruptcy cases in California and as pro hac vice counsel in Delaware, Arizona and Texas.
Her practice includes bankruptcy, collections, commercial leasing, commercial litigation, corporate governance, corporate transactions, loan work-outs, and strategic business planning. Ms. Torres has developed particular expertise on executory contracts and lease agreements and represents commercial landlords, public agency landlords and national tenants in Chapter 11 cases.
Although her practice is primarily focused on the representation of clients in the bankruptcy context, she has litigated substantial, complex commercial disputes in federal court.
Ms. Torres has served as a lecturer on bankruptcy topics to local bar association groups, legal secretary groups and advised City Attorneys, City Councils and other public constituencies about bankruptcy law and procedure.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|Partner||Gates, O'doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Law Office of William P. Fennell||2008 - 2011|
|Managing Partner||Pyle, Sims, Duncan & Stevenson||1993 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Federal Courts Committee||2012 - Present|
|UCLA Law School Alumni Association||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|California Bankruptcy Forum||Member||1993 - Present|
|San Diego Bankruptcy Forum||Former Board Member||1991 - Present|
|International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation||Member||N/A|
|Womens Insolvency Network of San Diego||Former Director||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section & Commercial Law Section||Former Co-Chair||N/A|
|University of California - San Diego||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|California State Bar Meeting||(Upcoming)- Moderating "The Ethics of Practice in California Federal Courts: What’s Unique and Why it Matters."||2014|
|California Bankruptcy Forum 2012 Conference||(Moderating- Judges' Roundtable) " The Impact of Stern v. Marshall on Bankruptcy Litigation."||2012|
|California Bankruptcy Forum 2011 Conference||(Moderating -Judges' Roundtable) "Hot Topics- Credit Bidding in Bankruptcy Sales and the Virtual Courtroom."||2011|
|San Diego County Law Library Serice||Bankruptcy Basics: Will You Know What to Do When You Get Notice of the Filing of a Bankruptcy by a Party in one of Your Client Matters?||2009|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section||Navigating the Murky Waters of Section 365.||2003|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section||Real Property Leases in Bankruptcy: the Early Bird Gets the Worm.||2003|