Walter R. Turner

Walt is a highly experienced tax lawyer who has practiced tax and business law for more than 40 years. He combines the practical business aspects of a transaction with sophisticated tax structuring advice. Clients appreciate his knowledge of the income tax law and his ability to apply it in a pragmatic manner to corporate, business and real estate transactions.

In recent years, Walt has devoted significant time to expert consultant and witness work in income tax and federal estate and gift tax cases. He is a former member of the Tax Law Advisory Commission of the California Board of Legal Specialization.

In his spare time, he travels with his wife, wanders the Temescal Recreation Area with their pack of Rhodesian Ridgebacks and reminisces about the days when he could work the ball right to left or left to right at will. He also enjoys sailing which is somewhat surprising given his propensity for motion sickness and limited aptitude for deploying nautical imagery or metaphor effectively.


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Our experienced agricultural attorneys provide a broad range of assistance to clients, both domestically and internationally, in many areas of agribusiness and agricultural law.

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Fennemore boasts a large and sophisticated client-focused Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

Our tax attorneys are committed to helping clients proactively structure their businesses, transactions, and estate plans in the most tax-efficient manner.


  • Income Tax

Awards and Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell


  • California