Brian D. Torresi: Lawyer with Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.

Brian D. Torresi

Phone(515) 288-2500

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Organizations and Transactions
  • Commercial Law
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Real Estate Planning, Development and Management
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Wills, Trusts (Estate Planning and Probate Law)
Contact InfoTelephone: (515) 288-2500
Fax: (515) 243-0654
University Iowa State University (B.S., 2003; M.B.A., 2011)
Law SchoolPenn State University, J.D., 2006
Admitted2006, Iowa; 2011, New York


•American Bar Association
•Iowa State Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
•Story County Bar Association

MilitaryUSAF, 1998-2002
BornBrooklyn, New York, 1978


Brian Torresi is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. He has a general practice that includes, but is not limited to, corporate transactions, real estate, and business litigation. As a lawyer practicing in the firm's Ames office, he serves clients not only in Ames, but also Story County and other counties throughout the state of Iowa.

Brian has an extensive background in many types of real estate matters, both commercial and residential, including:

•land subdivisions
•commercial development
•condominium conversions
•creation of cooperative housing associations
•forcible entry and detainer actions
•boundary disputes
•general title issues

In addition, Brian frequently advises and represents clients related to transactional business and corporate law matters, including matters related to general corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, business formations, sales and purchases of equity interests, and asset purchase and sales transactions.

He is licensed to practice in all state courts of Iowa and New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern, Districts of Iowa and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.

•Young Professionals of Ames 4 Under 40 Award, 2012


Brian is a past President of the Story County Bar Association. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, where he serves on the Military Affairs Committee and the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section Case Review Subcommittee. Additionally, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association.


Brian authored a law review article entitled Operation Rewarding Sacrifice: A Proposal to Amend the Definition of Veteran in Title 5 to Fully Effectuate the Purposes of Veterans' Preference, 110 PENN ST. L. REV. 209.


Brian received a B.S. from Iowa State University in 2003 and a Master's of Business Administration in 2011. While attending law school at Penn State, Brian was a Senior Editor of the Penn State Law Review and a case writer for the Appellate Moot Court Board. He was also a member of the Woolsack Honor Society and a recipient of The Honorable Gwilym A. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship, a distinction awarded to the top performer in law school in legal writing and appellate advocacy.


Brian served on active duty as an Elite Guardsman and a Law Enforcement Patrolman in the United States Air Force from 1998 to 2002. During this time he was the recipient of two Air Force Achievement Medals, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Small Arms Expert Marksman Ribbon, and selected and honored as Top-Cop, Airman of the Quarter and Airman of the Year.


Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa and the Ames Economic Development Commission. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of Story County. He is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Ames and a member of the Ames Noon Rotary Club.


Brian and his wife, Cherie, live in Ames, Iowa with their four children - Gabriella, Jacob, Eliana and Michael.

•American Bar Association
•Iowa State Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
•Story County Bar Association

•Jodie Clark McDougal and Brian Torresi Present on Lien Law and Subcontractor Agreements
•Davis Brown Elects Five New Shareholders
•Brian D. Torresi selected for 4 Under 40 Award
•Davis Brown Celebrates Grand Opening of Ames Office
•Davis Brown Law Firm to Open Ames Office


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Brian D. Torresi

2605 Northridge Parkway
AmesIA 50010-4059


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