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Loly Garcia Tor

Loly Tor's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, arbitration, and appellate practice throughout the United States, primarily in the areas of construction and real estate litigation, commercial disputes, product liability, and the defense of consumer protection claims. These practices include UCC Article 2 disputes as well as filing and challenging mechanic's liens. She represents clients across several industries, including property owners, real estate developers, general contractors, construction managers, and manufacturers and retailers of consumer and building products. Loly also has significant experience defending class actions related to allegations of consumer fraud, breach of warranty, allegedly defective consumer and building products, allegedly deceptive product labels, and personal injury. Because of her experience in federal court, Loly often acts as local counsel in New Jersey and New York federal courts in a wide variety of matters.

In 2020, Loly was chosen as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow. Loly was recognized as one of New Jersey's “New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal for 2014. She is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED®-AP). Additionally, Loly was recognized repeatedly in the New Jersey Rising Stars list.

Loly is committed to diversity and inclusion and serves on the K&L Gates firmwide diversity committee. She also actively participates in the K&L Gates pro-bono program.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Loly was a law clerk for the Honorable Erminie L. Conley, P.J.A.D., of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. She was also an associate in the litigation practice group of a major New Jersey law firm. During law school, Loly interned with the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and with the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, Environmental Protection Division.

  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Co-Chief Operating Officer (current); Co-Secretary (2020-2022)
  • John C. Lifland American Inn of Court
  • District VA Ethics Committee, Chair (current); Vice Chair (2021-2022)
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • The Company of Dance Arts, Trustee
  • “The Surfside Disaster- A Case Study of Building Collapses”, NJ ICLE, October 2021 
  • “5 Effective Ways to Manage the Crisis that Derives from a Product Gone Wrong,” Corporate Counsel for Women of Color and K&L Gates LLP 14th Annual Career Strategies Conference, October 2018
  • “Consumer Litigation: The Year in Review and the Years to Come - What to Expect in Consumer Litigation Under the Trump Presidency,” K&L Gates HUB Webinar, January 2017.
  • “The Evolving Nature of Class Actions in New Jersey,” New Jersey State Bar Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention, May 19, 2016.
  • “New Jersey Law Update: Are Your Arbitration Provisions Enforceable?,” Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey CLE program, April 21, 2015.
  • “Timing Issues: Statute of Limitations,” Construction Law 2014: Handling the Construction Defect Case, NJICLE, June 4, 2014.
  • “Warranties and Construction Contracts,” Construction Law 2012: Tackling Contract Provisions and Insurance Issues, NJICLE, June 2012.
  • “Mold Litigation,” NJICLE Hot Topics in Real Estate Law, September 2011.
  • “How to Market Green Buildings and Materials: Complying with Applicable Green Standards and Laws,” 2010 International Builders' Show, January 2010.
  • “Green Building Products: Can They Perform as Promised,” 2009 International Builders’ Show, January 2009.
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