Joan Toro

JoanToro - Partner


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Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • New York University, B.A., History



Joan Toro is a Partner in the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Her focus is on complex commercial litigation, business law, and commercial real estate. Joan has more than 20 years of experience representing a wide array of clients, including individuals, sole proprietors, startups, and business owners in federal and state court, as well as before arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. Additionally, with a strong background in hospitality, Joan routinely advises entrepreneurs and small businesses during their early stages of formation, including negotiation of complex commercial leases, franchise agreements, equipment leases, private placement offerings, and all other necessary documentation to finance, open and operate small businesses throughout New York, including restaurants, spas, and similar endeavors.

Prior Experience

Before joining the DarrowEverett team, Joan served as General Counsel at a New York City Hospitality firm whose specialty was in curating and building upscale food markets, restaurants, and lounges. In addition, she was a partner at a boutique New York City law firm representing clients in real estate, zoning litigation, land use, commercial leasing, real estate related disputes, and hospitality matters.

Related Practices:



  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Cardozo Women’s Law Association – Member
  • City of Tenafly: Zoning Board of Adjustment – Board Member
  • New York Bar Association – Member