Amy E. Turner

Founder at Turner Legal PLLC

Amy E. Turner

Amy E. Turner

Founder at Turner Legal PLLC

Biography

Amy E. Turner is the founder and principal attorney of Turner Legal PLLC. Her practice sits at the intersection of law, the environment and urban design. After seven years of practicing environmental and transactional law at two of New York's most prestigious law firms, Amy launched Turner Legal PLLC to provide nimble and cost-effective solutions while maintaining "big firm" expertise and client service.


Turner Legal PLLC focuses on public space, environmental law and general corporate advice to businesses and nonprofits.

Amy helps people create compelling public spaces as a team member and trusted advisor to her clients. Her diverse background joins expertise in physical space requirements and general corporate law to provide cohesive advice to small businesses, non-profits, community groups, governmental agencies, developers and others who design, manage or advocate for public space. (See more)

In addition, Amy has substantial experience providing environmental advice in connection with a variety of transactions, including real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, bank financings and restructurings. She also advises on compliance, permitting, SEQRA and CEQR review and green infrastructure. Since 2011 she has represented companies, banks and investors on the environmental aspects of hundreds of transactions. (See more)

Amy also counsels small businesses, nonprofits and organizations of all stripes on entity formation, governance, legal issues relating to contracts and transactions, B Corps and other corporate legal issues. Her extensive background working with entities of all sizes, from brand-new nonprofits to Fortune 50 companies, gives her a strong sense of her clients' legal and commercial needs. (See more here and here)

Prior to founding Turner Legal PLLC, Amy worked as an environmental and corporate associate for more than seven years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York. She graduated from Middlebury College, magna cum laude, and Harvard Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Amy is a member of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and serves on the board of directors of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. She is licensed to practice law throughout New York State.

Amy lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, where she can be found out for a stroll on Court Street, cheering on the South Brooklyn Running Club, enjoying nearby Prospect and Brooklyn Bridge Parks and being introduced to four-legged neighbors by her dog, Henry.

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Turner Legal PLLC

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Brooklyn, New York

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Co-Head of Environmental Group, Corporate Department at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Co-Head, Capital Markets Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Co-Head of Environmental Group, Corporate Department at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Co-Head, Global Capital Markets Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Education
Graduate, magna cum laude

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, in the United States. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,500 undergraduates from all 50 states and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury follows a 4–1–4 academic calendar, with two four-course semesters and a one-course January term. Middlebury is the first American institution of higher education to have granted a bachelor's degree to an African-American, graduating Alexander Twilight in the class of 1823. Middlebury was also one of the first formerly all-male liberal arts colleges in New England to become a coeducational institution, following the trustees' decision in 1883 to accept women.

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Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Articles Editor
Prior

The Harvard Environmental Law Review has been published semi-annually by Harvard Law School students since 1976. Views expressed in the Review are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of HELR members. Editorial Policy: HELR has adopted a broad view of environmental affairs to include such areas as land use and property rights; air, water, and noise regulation; toxic substances control; radiation control; energy use; workplace pollution; science and technology control; and resource use and regulation. HELR is interested in developments on the local, state, federal, foreign, or international levels. Permission to Copy: The articles in this issue may be reproduced and distributed, in whole or in part, by nonprofit institutions for educational purposes including distribution to students, provided that the copies are distributed at or below cost and identify the author, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, the volume, the number of the first page, and the year of the article’s publication.

Career History
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Associate
2011 - Prior

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

BGI has functioned as the catalyst for conceiving, designing and implementing the 14-mile Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

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SRC Energy, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. issued Common Stock

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Apollo Global Management LLC (Private Equity) purchases Vectra Corp.

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