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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
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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
- Current
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
24 Questions Answered
Q. If a business is sued, could I lose my house?
A: The answer is it depends. If you are operating your self publishing business without the protection of an LLC or other entity, then yes you could be found personally liable and have your personal assets, such as your home. Even if you have your business in a corporation or LLC, there are some claims that can find personal liability against the owner, such as certain consumer claims or wage and hour claims. However, having your business in an LLC or other entity is the best way to insulate your personal property. Contact an attorney to assist you if you need to.
Q. Will durable powers of attorney for Missouri be honored in Ohio?
A: As a general rule yes. I do not practice law in Missouri but unless the POA in that state materially differs from those in Ohio they will and should be accepted by Ohio under the full faith and credit clause of the constitution. I am assuming that the POA does not limit itself to only Missouri and there is nothing in the body of the POA that would otherwise restrict its authority to Ohio.
Q. My father passed away july 2020. after living with us for 15 yrs. We built onto our home for him to have his own area.
A: If there is nothing in your father's estate, no car, no home, no bank accounts, etc. that were owned only by him at the time of his death there is nothing to Probate, and your brother is not entitled to anything. Joint accounts are transferred to the joint holder, same with the car. Your brother is legally entitled to nothing other than a share of his personal belongings that were not jointly owned such as watches, jewelry, furniture he brought with him and so on.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Mark M Turner
2460 Fairmount Blvd
Suite 301 B
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Telephone: (216) 331-0007
Cell: (216) 310-3495
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: I am willing to speak or meet with clients outside of office hours by appointment.