Williams Parker Attorneys at Law Sarasota Attorneys

James L. Turner

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James L. Turner

Jim is a tax attorney.

His background as a CPA and businessman involved in his extended family’s agribusiness enterprises inform his unusually diverse practice experience. He regularly represents family business owners, entrepreneurs, and real estate investors in tax, transactional, financing, operational, succession, and estate planning matters. His experience includes joint venture, partnership, limited liability company, and other co-investment arrangements; mergers and acquisitions; individualized estate and succession planning for closely-held business owners; and tax advantaged real estate and business transactions.

Jim has substantial experience throughout southwest Florida with acquisition, development, operation, leasing, financing (including securitized loans and loan defeasance), sales and tax planning related to commercial real estate, including shopping centers, industrial warehouse and flex-space properties, storage facilities, office buildings, apartments, and agribusiness properties. Of particular note, Jim is known statewide for his representation of developers, owners, and operators of manufactured housing communities and RV parks.

Jim is a fourth-generation Floridian. He was born and raised in Sarasota and joined the firm upon graduating from law school. Jim became a shareholder in 1986.

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What is Board Certification?

Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience. Certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is designed to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only 6% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law
  • B.A., Duke University, Magna Cum Laude

PRACTICES

ADMISSIONS & LICENSURE

  • Bar

    • Florida
  • Accounting

    • Certified Public Accountant

HONORS

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates Law selected by American Law Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Best Lawyers, 2015-2017

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

BAR & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Manufactured Housing Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Associate Member
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