(AUSTIN) – (LAWFUEL) – Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Jerry E. Turner has joined the firm’s Austin office as a Partner in the Public Finance and Corporate sections.
“We are delighted to have Jerry join our Austin office. He has an unparalleled statewide and national reputation in both public finance and in representing investment funds,” says Rex VanMiddlesworth, Managing Partner of the Austin office. “His extensive experience in these areas not only enhances our ability to serve existing clients but provides an opportunity to expand our client base.”
Turner has over 33 years of experience in public finance serving as senior attorney for various public clients, including state agencies, university systems, cities, counties, transit authorities, and other political subdivisions. His experience includes serving as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel in connection with municipal bond offerings. He has represented clients in structured finance transactions benefiting tax-exempt entities, particularly tax-advantaged lease/leaseback or sale/leaseback transactions. He also represents various public funds in connection with their investment activities.
“Andrews Kurth is a great national law firm with deep roots in Texas,” Turner stated, “I am extremely pleased to join the firm’s team of exceptional lawyers.”
Turner is a Regent of the Texas Tech University System. His other civic activities currently include service as a member of the Board of Governors of the St. David’s Partnership and Chairman of the Baptist Foundation of Texas, Inc. His professional activities have included service as President of the American College of Bond Counsel.
Turner earned his J.D. in 1971 from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he received the Patrick Wilson Merit Scholarship and was Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1968, where he was captain of the varsity football team. He also served in the United States Navy in the JAG Corps from 1971-1974.
He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in public finance law from 2005-2009 and as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in bonds and government finance law by Texas Monthly, 2004-2007.
For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With more than 400 lawyers and offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, The Woodlands and Washington, DC, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in all areas of business law. For more information about Andrews Kurth, please visit andrewskurth.com.