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.