Jose R. Torres Esq.
Rutgers University - B.A. International Economics
Florida Coastal School of Law - Juris Doctor, Law
Universiteit van Amsterdam - Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Trade Law
Torres Legal – Attorneys/Abogados - Owner, Attorney at Law, 2005 – present
Mellinger Sanders & Kartzman LLC - Of counsel, 2016 to present
Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce - General Counsel, 2017-Present
José R. Torres is experienced in real estate, bankruptcy and criminal defense. He also counsels clients in customs
clearance and international trade law. Mr. Torres is admitted to practice law before the New Jersey and Florida Courts as well as the United States Court of International Trade and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Torres is also experienced in the areas of International Banking Compliance and Securities Investigations gained while working at the office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Manhattan. He has also served as fellow of the American Caribbean Law Initiative where he consulted on legal issues with the Attorney General of Jamaica. He has also trained in Geneva with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and obtained certification for International Law Dispute resolution from the prestigious Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany.
While not occupied with law, look for him on the field in elite softball competition or volunteering time to educational panels where he lends professional expertise, and has been featured on radio talk shows and international television broadcasts on CNN en español. He is a native of Bogotá, Colombia and lives with Wife and three children in northern New Jersey. Mr. Torres is also proficient in Italian.
- New Jersey
- United States Court of International Trade
- United States Supreme Court.
Navdeep K. Tucker Esq.
Rutgers University - B.A. Political Science
Seton Hall School of Law - Juris Doctor, Entertainment Law
Torres Legal – Attorneys/Abogados, 2016 – present
Tucker Law Office LLC - Owner 2009-2016
- New Jersey
- New York
- Federal District Court
Giovanna Ho-Pelaez Esq.
American University Washington College of Law - Juris Doctor
St. John’s University School of Law - Master of Laws in Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring (LL.M.)
Real Estate Valuations in Foreclosure Sales and Bankruptcy Proceedings
November 2019, American Bar Association, Probate & Property Magazine
- New Jersey
- New York
- District of New Jersey
- Southern District of New York
Ms. Ho-Pelaez graduated with a Master of Laws in Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring from St. John's University School of Law and received her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law. She’s a licensed attorney registered in the State of New York and New Jersey and admitted in the U.S. District, Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. She has worked in both private practice and the government.
Her article, "Real Estate Valuations in Foreclosure Sales and Bankruptcy Proceedings," was featured in the ABA's Probate & Property magazine November/December 2019 issue and can be found at: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/
During law school, Ms. Ho-Pelaez had the privilege of being a legal extern at the Departmental Appeals Board of the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. While serving there, she was assigned to the Civil Remedies Division—FDA Tobacco Program.
Ms. Ho-Pelaez is a firm believer in giving back and she’s actively involved in non-profits, charitable events and organizations, in order to help the underserved. She loves sports and enjoys trying new restaurants and different foods.