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02/15/24

Scott E. Turner

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Biography

Mr. Turner  was one of less than 10  attorneys in the state of New Mexico to be certified as Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law by the NM Board of Legal Specialization, from 2009-2019 until the program’s termination by the NM Supreme Court as of 12/31/19. In order to qualify as a Certified Specialist, attorneys were required to have a certain number of years of  experience, devote a  certain  amount of their  practice to real estate law, and demonstrate good character and reputation in New Mexico’s legal community.

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 – 09/21/2021
  • 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 – Present
  • 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 – Present
  • 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

Practice Areas:

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

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, 1990- 1992
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