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525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California 92101
Direct Phone: 619.515.3276
Direct Fax: 619.744.5476
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Managing Partner

Thomas W. Turner, Jr.

Managing Partner

Practice Areas
Real Estate
As Managing Partner, Thomas W. Turner, Jr. serves as the firm’s chief executive and chairs the Management Committee. Formerly the leader of the firm’s Real Estate Team, he actively maintains his broad-based commercial real estate transactional practice, which includes office, industrial, technology, resort, healthcare, residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. He has handled the acquisition, disposition and exchange of extensive income property of all types, and assisted in the planning and development of a wide range of commercial projects. He has also facilitated the transfer of thousands of acres of raw land and addressed extensive related development and environmental issues. Mr. Turner has been involved in forming and advising numerous real estate partnerships and LLC’s, negotiating and restructuring various forms of real estate secured financing, and resolving a wide range of real property oriented disputes and loan workouts. He has had a particular emphasis on commercial leasing matters, from the perspective of both landlords and tenants, including many of the largest transactions in the region. He has a strong background in healthcare facilities, including medical office buildings, and high tech, biotech and biomedical, having represented dozens of such companies in their facilities transactions. Mr. Turner was previously a partner in the real estate department of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison.

Representative Matters
  • Completed sale of local hotel for rebranding by national chain.
  • Tenant lease representation for scores of major technology clients.
  • Representation of developer in the acquisition and redevelopment of mixed-use hospital project.
  • Handling of purchase/sale and financing of major golf/tennis resort.
  • Major leasing work for the owner of San Diego's largest Class A office building.
  • Hundreds of leases for national office/industrial owners.
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Institute of International and Comparative Law, Oxford University, Magdalen College
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, with honors
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal Law Firm Leader of the Year - 2012
  • The Daily Transcript’s Top Influentials - Nominee
  • American Diabetes Association Father of the Year - 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • San Diego County Bar Association Service Award Outstanding Attorney – 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers® - 2007-2014 (Real Estate)
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers - 2012-2014
  • Wiley Manuel Award for Excellence (Pro Bono)
Community Involvement
  • Malin Burnham’s Chairman’s Competitiveness Counsel
  • Home Start – Past President
  • La Jolla Music Society – Board
  • Lawyers Club
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – Board of Directors, Executive Committee, President
  • National Conflict Resolution Center – Board Chair
  • San Diego County Taxpayers Association – Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Past President
  • San Diego League – Past President
  • University Club – Board of Governors
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Youth Baseball and Basketball – Volunteer Coach

Recent News Coverage

Recent Publications
  • "A More Civil Society Begins with Us," San Diego Union-Tribune, March 7, 2011.
  • "Natural Hazard Disclosure: Limiting Seller and Broker Liability," The Daily Transcript.
  • "Location, Leases and Legalese: Practical Advice About Letters of Intent," Real Property Law Reporter.

Recent Seminars
  • "About Procopio," LawExchange International Conference, San Diego, CA, September 12, 2014.
  • “The Ins and Outs of Tenant Representation and Commission Agreements to the Tenant Representation Practice Group” at CBRE, a market leader in San Diego commercial real estate, June 2013
  • “Effective Attraction and Retention of Lateral Lawyers,” LawExchange International Conference, Amsterdam, September 14, 2012.
  • “The Important New Reality of Agreements Between Tenants, Leverage Landlords & Lenders,” CCIM and CoreNet Lunch and Learn Program, San Diego, CA, December 2010.
  • “How to Win Business in a Slowing Economy,” NAIOP Developing Leaders Lunch and Learn Program, San Diego, CA, September 2008.
  • "Negotiating and Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements," Continuing Education of the Bar.
  • "Commercial Leasing," Continuing Education of the Bar.