Teresa R. Martin, Esq. is a sought-after lecturer, keynote speaker, consultant, facilitator and educator; who demonstrates a deep understanding of the importance of financial education in business and in life. Her expertise is most adept for executive conferences, ministries and educational events. Teresa speaks passionately about self – realization, the importance of financial stewardship in business, the responsibility of personal development and influence in the pursuit of financial freedom.
Born in Long Island, NY, Teresa began her career in the legal industry in the late 90′s. Despite a paucity of mentors, Teresa was inspired to move up the corporate ladder to self-employment; creating her own successful law firm, the Law Offices of Teresa R. Martin, P.C. As principal of her own practice, she has honed her skills in the areas of real estate and bankruptcy; specializing in residential & commercial real estate transactions, foreclosure defense litigation and credit restoration services.
In addition to being an attorney, Teresa wears the hat of a seasoned real estate investor with a focus on creative acquisition strategies. Strategies that she developed, implemented and taught to others through her role as Counsel/Founder of Real Estate Investors Association NYC (“REIA NYC”) and as Director and past President of the New York Chapter of Better Investing, the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to investment education.
Her legal experience coupled with her passion for financial ministry and consumer education led her to join and complete her Group Leader training with Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (“FCCI”) in 2005. She continues to use her God-given gifts to encourage, equip and help others understand sound financial biblical principles through Generational Wealth Zone, a conduit for the everyday person to achieve financial freedom through tutelage in the areas of financial literacy, business ownership, real estate and stock market investing.
Teresa has made a conscious decision to focus on financial literacy as an aspect of business and social economics. Her core interest is financial literacy for women, young adults and other emerging markets that represent the most financially disenfranchised segments of the population.
Her financial literacy message endeavors to impart knowledge about attainable money management and business ownership skills for individuals of all ages, but she has an affinity for single and teen mothers. Through a hands on approach, Teresa’s passion is to teach single and teen mothers to obtain a financial life before debt becomes a way of life and to encourage the utilization of generational wealth building principals.
Teresa has appeared as a legal and real estate expert on Voice of America, Real Estate Straight Talk and numerous radio programs. She has been featured in such publications as Money Magazine and Diva Zone Magazine.
Teresa combines her training with her passion for financial education by conducting a variety of presentations and workshops for such clients as: Real Estate Investors Association of NYC, Sibbs Realty Corporation, Carver Bank, Diva Zone Enterprises, Inc., The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of NY, Cathedral, New York Urban League, Habitat for Humanity NYC, The Coalition for Debtor Education, The Professionals Network Organization (TPNO), and Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI – NYC)