About LGP

We leverage diversity of expertise and depth of experience to relentlessly advocate on behalf of our clients’ business, transactional and litigation needs. Client Partnerships Defined by Access, Communication, and Trust We at Liebler, more...

Real Estate & Real Estate Finance

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo’s Real Estate practice group provides a broad spectrum of legal services across virtually all real estate sectors and serves its investor and institutional clients in the core real estate more...

Premises Liability

From Fortune 500 companies to municipal institutions, Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo represents clients in premises liability actions arising out of business operations. The successful defense of these claims often turns on early identification more...

Corporate & Business Litigation

Our corporate and business practice provides a broad range of legal services for every legal need that arises during the life cycle of a business. From selecting the appropriate type of entity to more...

Torrence R. Phillips

Mr. Torrence R. Phillips is a Partner at the Firm and a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Phillips joined the Firm in 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Phillips represented clients in State and Federal matters involving real property and commercial landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy, administrative, personal injury, family and business litigation, and appellate matters.

Mr. Phillips has represented clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in wrongful termination, retaliation, religious discrimination and long term disability matters under the Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII, and wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As a former in-house counsel in the healthcare industry, Mr. Phillips understands not only the legal but the business side of employment disputes. As an in-house counsel, Mr. Phillips drafted employment manual policies, reviewed hire packages and termination decisions, and reviewed and drafted non-compete and independent contractor agreements.

During law school Mr. Phillips was elected to the offices of Senator, Vice President and President of the Student Bar Association. Mr. Phillips was a member of the University of Miami Tax Law Chronicle, the Law School Activity Fee Allocation Committee and the Society of Bar and Gavel. Mr. Philips was the recipient of the Society of Bar and Gavel’s Golden Star Award, the American Board of Trial Attorney’s Litigation Award and a Moot Court Competition Finalist. Mr. Phillips also received a Dean’s Honor Scholarship and Mofsky Scholarship. In addition, Mr. Phillips was a judicial intern with Florida Court Eleventh Circuit, Judge Linda Singer-Stein and with United States District Court, Southern District, Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson.

Practice Areas:
Labor & Employment, Real Estate & Real Estate Finance
Education:
University of Miami, School of Law, Juris Doctor Bachelor of Science, Florida A&M University
Bar and Court Admissions:
Florida Bar, 2005 United States District Court, Southern District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida United States District Court, Middle District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
Professional Memberships and Community Involvement:
North Dade Bar Association, Secretary 2008, Treasurer 2007, Vice President, 2006 National Bar Association Virgil Hawkins Bar Association Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association T.J. Reddick Bar Association
Recent Presentations:
Reese King v. United Automobile Insurance Company, 15 Florida Law Weekly Supp. 430a (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. Feb. 28, 2008);
Wellington Realty v. Colorall Technologies, 951 So. 2d 921 - Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 4th Dist. 2007