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P: 973.200.4066
P: 212.786.7320 (NY Office)
F: 973.741.2482

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey, 2004

State of New York, 2006

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2007

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2008

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2009

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2004

Education

Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 2004)
Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review

Rutgers University (B.A. in Psychology, 1996)

Reported Decisions

Bubis v. Kassin, 404 N.J. Super. 105 (App. Div. 2008)

George Tenreiro

George Tenreiro focuses on business litigation and immigration matters. Mr. Tenreiro has represented businesses in a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. He is skilled in all phases of litigation.

Mr. Tenreiro also advises the firm’s clients on immigration issues in criminal matters.

Mr. Tenreiro’s has handled immigration matters involving family and employment visas, including representing clients obtain H1-B, L, and TN professional visas.

With the LGBT advances to immigration law, Mr. Tenreiro represents same-sex binational couples on marriage petitions and fiancé (K) visas.  Additionally, he has successfully represented LGBT applicants in obtaining special immigration status based upon asylum, allowing the applicant to remain in the United States with work authorization and a path to citizenship. His LGBT clients include individuals from:

– Algeria

– Argentina

– Brazil

– Cameroon

– Colombia

– China

– Honduras

– Indonesia

– Jamaica

– Kenya

– Korea

– Lebanon

– Mexico

– Moldova

– Peru

– Russia

– Serbia

– St. Lucia

– Tunisia

– Turkey

– Uganda

Representative Matters

In re National Wireless Infrastructure Company: Mr. Tenreiro defended one of the nation’s largest independent owners of shared wireless infrastructure in a lease dispute. The action was successfully dismissed on a dispositive motion.

In re International Financial Institution: Mr. Tenreiro defended an international financial institution in a retail banking dispute in the New York Supreme Court. The action was successfully dismissed on a dispositive motion.

In re National Realtor Company: Mr. Tenreiro defended a national real estate franchise in several professional negligence suits obtaining dismissals on several occasions. Most recently, a professional negligence action against the client was dismissed on the first day of trial on a motion in limine.

In re International Energy Company: Mr. Tenreiro represented an international energy company in a complex environmental suit brought by the State of New Jersey involving over 300 parties.

In re Regional Fuel Oil Cleanup Service Provider: Mr. Tenreiro defended a regional fuel oil cleanup service provider in environmental claims on several occasions in both New Jersey and New York. Many of the actions were resolved through favorable settlement negotiations or voluntary dismissals.

Awards & Honors*

Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award, 2006 (honored for successful representation of client seeking asylum based on LGBT and HIV+ status)

Super Lawyers Rising Star,
2011–2012

Super Lawyers 2013

News

LGBT people throughout the world seek asylum in the United States (dot429.com magazine, October 18, 2012)

LGBT Asylum
(odyssey, June 28, 2012)

Publications

“E-Discovery: If It is Recoverable, It Is Discoverable,” The Newsletter of the NJSBA Banking Law Section, 2004

“Antitrust Issues In Licensing, Practice Law Institute Seminar: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Literary Property Course Handbook Series (2005, 2006),” Contributor

Speaking Engagements

Professional Activities

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association (Litigation Section)

Member, LeGaL

Member, The National LGBT Bar Association

Member, Association of Portuguese Speaking Attorneys

Additional Languages

Portuguese (Bilingual proficiency)
Spanish (Elementary proficiency)
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