P: 212.786.7320 (NY Office)
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
Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review
Rutgers University (B.A. in Psychology, 1996)
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.
His immigration experience includes employment applications and representing clients in asylum claims based on LGBT and HIV+ status. Mr. Tenreiro has successfully represented applicants in obtaining special immigration status by asylum allowing the applicant to remain in the United States with work authorization and a path to citizenship. His LGBT clients include individuals from Jamaica, China, Brazil, Uganda, Honduras, Indonesia, and Cameroon, and he has been asked to speak on this topic on several occasions.
Mr. Tenreiro also advises the firm’s clients on immigration issues in criminal matters.
Mr. Tenreiro speaks Portuguese fluently.
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*
Super Lawyers Rising Star,
Super Lawyers 2013
(odyssey, June 28, 2012)
“Antitrust Issues In Licensing, Practice Law Institute Seminar: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Literary Property Course Handbook Series (2005, 2006),” Contributor
Guest on London Calling. (October 10, 2012)
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
Member, The National LGBT Bar Association
Member, Association of Portuguese Speaking Attorneys
Spanish (Elementary proficiency)