Scott E. Turner
Scott E. Turner
  • Managing Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Law
  • Community Associations
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business, Commercial, Contracts
  • Collections

Honors

  • Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization (2009 – 2019; program terminated in 2019)
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Speech Communications
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admission

  • New Mexico, 1992
  • Colorado, 1993
  • U.M. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Published Works

Mr. Turner authored or co-authored the following legal articles:

  • Altering Support Payments, Does the Bankruptcy Court have the Power?, Journal of Family Law, 31 J. Fam L. 629, 1993
  • 1989 Criminal Law Survey Article, New Mexico Law Review, 21 N.M.L. Rev. 605, 1991
  • 1989-90 Criminal Procedure Survey Article, 21 N.M.L REV. 623, 1991

Classes & Seminars

Mr. Turner regularly speaks at professional seminars on issues relating to real estate, property, probate, and business law.

  • Resolving Boundary Disputes in New Mexico, National Business Institute, 08/21/2019
  • HOA Act Amendment 2019, Board Seminar Hosted by Sentry Management, Inc., (Sandia Event Center), 04/13/2019
  • Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute, 08/29/2017
  • Annual Estate Planning Update 2015, Wilcox Law Firm, P.C., 05/14/2015
  • A Practical Guide for Associations to Bankruptcy Collections, and Foreclosure, Community Associations Institute New Mexico Lunch & Learn Series, 12/18/2012
  • Real Property Institute Seminar, State Bar of New Mexico Center for Legal Education, 12/07/2012
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues, Lorman Education Services, 07/30/2008
  • Lien Clauses in Construction Contracts, WPL Publishing Company, Inc., 01/20/2010
  • Construction Lien Law in New Mexico, Lorman Education Services, 12/07/2007
  • New Mexico Real Estate Title Issues, Half Moon, LLC, 08/01/2006
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in New Mexico, Lorman Education Services, 10/23/2003
  • Advanced Construction Law in New Mexico, National Business Institute, 02/01/2001
  • Managing Construction Claims and Litigation for the New Mexico Paralegal, Institute for Paralegal Education, 03/04/1998

Pro-Bono Activities

  • New Mexico Disciplinary Board - Hearing Committee Member and Reviewing Officer, 2009 to Present
  • New Mexico Supreme Court Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings – Board Member , 1998 to 2006
  • New Mexico Supreme Court Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings - Vice-Chair, 2000 to 2006

Representative Cases

  • Sanders V. Crespin (In re:Crespin), 551 B.R. 886 , 2016
  • Blanding v. Mendez (In re: Mendez), 444 B.R. 439 , 2011, U.S. Bankruptcy
  • First Savings Bank v. Turner (In re: Turner), 335 B.R 775, 2005
  • Eden v. Voss, 105 Fed.Appx.234, 2004
  • Nieto v. Kapoor , 61 F.Supp.2d 1177, 1999
  • Alverson v. Harris, 123 N.M. 153 , 1996

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation & Settlement Facilitation