“You want a lawyer who enjoys the law. I read law for fun.”
Turner focuses his practice on bankruptcy and business reorganizations. He represents lenders, creditors, real estate developers, investors, individuals and private clients, and nonprofit organizations in restructurings, foreclosures and bankruptcies. He always tries to find alternative and creative ways to get his clients where they want to be.
As the first lawyer in a family of small business owners, Turner has observed how legal or financial difficulties can be make-or-break for the business, the owners and their families. His goal is to ensure that his clients have clear guidance and aggressive advocacy so they can resolve their legal issues in a durable way and continue to operate. To accomplish this, Turner first determines the client’s objectives, and then he charts a strategy to reach those goals, whether via litigation or negotiation.
When not working, Turner enjoys walking in nature, riding bikes and reading pulp science fiction books.
Prior to joining Obermayer, Turner worked extensively with a legal services nonprofit organization, representing clients pro bono and preventing evictions, reducing small businesses’ tax liability, and helping them stay tax compliant.
Turner also served as a law clerk at United States Bankruptcy Court, where he researched and wrote published opinions on bankruptcy and related law. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk in the Philadelphia Family Court, Dependency Division, where he sat as a hearing officer and decided over two hundred cases regarding families in the foster care system.
Turner was included in The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch® list for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – 2023. He is a recipient of Philadelphia VIP’s award “Outstanding New Volunteer of 2016.” Since then he had served as VIP’s liaison to and from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. While in law school, he was an Associate Editor for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Journal of Law & Commerce. Turner is also a Merit-based scholarship recipient.
In conjunction with University of Cape Town’s semester abroad program, Turner taught English, Composition, and Math to middle school children in South Africa.