Professional History


John M. Torres, Jr.

Attorney at Law (AZ, WA)
JD, MBA, BSBA, AS-T
Admitted to US Supreme and Fed Dt Cts



LEGAL/EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE

Attorney at Law


  • Auburn Law Offices

CEO and Managing Member (02/05 – Present)
Lead litigation attorney for complex cases, including in federal court.
General: probate, personal injury, M&A, real estate, contracts, entertainment, intellectual property.

Judicial


  • Arbitrator, King County Superior Court (01/2015 – Present) binding arbitration.


  • Judge Pro Tem, King County District Court (01/13 – 11/14) small claims trials; Tacoma Municipal Court (2008) arraignments, probable cause, infractions; Auburn Municipal Court (2007) sentencing, photo enforcement, contested hearings.


Board Member and Associate


  • Doors West, Inc.

Board of Directors (04/09 – 12/11)
Strategic leadership for asset management, market footprint initiatives.


  • Griffith Industries, Inc.

Interim CFO (09/06 – 02/07)
Enterprise-wide executive management of strategic plan for international firm.
Implemented company-wide financial controls and business processes resulting in collection of USD $2M in aged A/R in two months.
Restructured corporate finances lowering overall debt load and increasing liquidity.


  • The Law Offices of Swigart and Stump, P.S.

Vice President and Associate Counsel (09/03 – 02/05)
Business and commercial law, contract drafting for a variety of transactions.
Intellectual property contracts, trademark, copyright and licensing.

Business Experience


  • Bombardier Aerospace


Consultant (06/04-08/04)
Direct report to Gary Scott, President of Commercial Aircraft Division.
Developed C Series launch offer letter.


  • The Boeing Company


Senior Contracts Manager (03/00 – 09/03)
Full authority to negotiate complex agreements with hundreds of international clients.
Entrance and exit strategies, transaction structures, financial controls and risk mitigation.
Internal audit resulting in identifying of $60M unbilled services and recovery of over USD $15M in 60 days.


Corporate Tax Specialist (11/96 – 03/00)
International practice including the oversight of tax accounting consultants.
Implemented tax strategies, created and registered international business entities.
Synchronized accounting and tax functions saving over USD $1M annual cash flow.
Monitored inter-company sales negotiations for “arms-length” compliance.


Inventory Management (07/96 – 11/96)
Interiors inventory management control, integration of lean manufacturing and processes.


Machinist (02/89 – 09/93)
Tooling, 747 production line, avionics functional test, final assembly.
Over 500 hours of TQM, Leadership and Management training.

ACADEMIA


  • City University of Seattle

Principle Faculty, Graduate School of Business (01/02 – Present)
2015/16 Distinguished Faculty Award winner.

International trade law immersion classes to Chinese executives of MNE’s.
Graduate, undergraduate Law and Business Strategy courses.


  •  University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


Guest Professor (Spring 2013)
Presenter USQ Annual Law Conference.
Undergraduate Business Strategy and Managerial Communications classes.


  • Seattle University School of Law


Professorship Job Shadow (Fall 2009)
Doctoral teaching practicum under Professor Mark A. Chinen, International Trade Law.

Education


  • University of Washington School of Law


Juris Doctor (1996)
Honors: Contracts, US-Canadian Tax, Property, Equal Protection, Analytic Paper.
Internships with the Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.
Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Michael S. Hurtado, Judge, Seattle Municipal Court.


  • City University of Seattle


MBA - Financial Management (1998), Dean’s list.
BS - Business Administration (1993), Dean’s list.

Military

  • US Navy – AX2, (01/85 – 12/88) Deployed on USS Nimitz and USS Roosevelt. Honorable Discharge, Letter of Commendation, Sea Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal.

Attorney at Law

Auburn Law Offices

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