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Mark Martin Turner

Mark Martin Turner

Principal, Law offices of Mark M Turner
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Consumer Law ...
  • Ohio
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I began practicing law in 2002. I spent over 13 years with the Cleveland firm of Gallagher Sharp, primarily as a litigator, before venturing on my own and then landing at The Gertsburg Law Firm in 2017 before choosing to restart my own practice in 2020. Before becoming an attorney, I worked as a financial manager for a small business after earning his MBA. My experience allows me to understands the challenges facing small business owners, allowing me to advise, as well as provide valuable legal information. With over 20 years’ experience in the business and legal worlds, I strive to find timely cost-effective solutions rather than spending valuable resources to win at all costs. In the past, I have represented a diverse array of clients from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals. My practice includes litigation, business advising, non-profit consulting, and probate. My business background and legal training offers a unique set of skills to help protect and grow businesses, ensure contract proposals are properly drafted and current contracts are fair, mitigate risks and analyze the cost/benefit of new endeavors. Beyond the practice of law, I am the proud father of two active children. I remain active in several non-profit organizations including being a board member of Open Doors Academy and legal advisor for Third World Books. Having played hockey my entire life, I currently coach youth hockey in Cleveland Heights and still takes to the ice competitively myself.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Non-Profit Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Free Consultation
    A 30 min free in office consultation is available to prospective clients
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Mark M Turner, LLC
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The Gertsburg Law Firm Co, LPA
Law Office of Mark M Turner, LLC
Gallagher Sharp
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Canisius College
MBA (1993) | MBA with focus in Health Care Management and Finance
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Case Western Reserve University
B.A. (1990) | History and English
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Risining Star
Ohio SuperLawyers
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar  # 0075516
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Articles & Publications
13 Essential Employment Contract Provisions
Greater Cleveland Partnership COSE
Who Must Worry about the CSPA?
Gertsburg Law Firm
Responding to Third Party Subpoeans
Play It Safe
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. POA for my mom
A: If your mother is not mentally competent, she will not be able to sign any POA. From your description, I believe this is the case. If she is in Hospice, my sympathies, I would continue to pay the premiums on the policy. When she passes, you will be able to make a claim on the policy by providing Gerber with the death certificate. If you are the benificiary, the policy will be paid to you. I hope this helps.
Q. Can a POA appoint another person or co-agent to help them?
A: I agree with Attorney Jaap. Unless the POA contains specific language allowing for the appointment of a co-POA or to appoint you directly, she cannot appoint you and she must be the individual to sign all checks and other items requiring signature.
Q. My dance students paid money to enter competitions but the events were cancelled due to COVID. How can I get refunds?
A: Clyde, The answer is it depends. For the Competitions, the contract the studio/club signed with the Competition legal entity will control that. If the contract says that if the event is canceled or postponed you only get credit, not your money back, that controls. If it is silent about refunds, then it could go either way, especially because the event was canceled through no fault of either side. As for giving refunds to the parents, your contract will control. You could also offer to return funds next year as new dancers go to the next level and replace those who graduate, or make the credits transferable to other families who could buy them. In the end, it will come down to the contract language of both contracts. Hope this helps.
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Law Office of Mark M Turner
1783 Cadwell Ave
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Telephone: (216) 310-3495
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