Valensi Rose Partner and Managing Partner Michael R. Morris announced that Gary F. Torrell has been named Practice Leader in the firm’s Business and Finance, Real Estate, and Creditors’ Rights practice areas.

Mr. Torrell, who is both a transaction lawyer and a litigator, has over 30 years of legal and business experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he held senior legal executive positions at several major banks, and while in private practice was a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP.

A graduate in business from the State University of New York, Buffalo, Mr. Torrell received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.