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Haynes Boone Counsel Jack Turano, III Earns Board Certification in Commercial Real Estate Law

July 13, 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces that Counsel Jack Turano, III has received board certification in commercial real estate law from The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a prestigious honor reflecting his significant skill and experience in handing real estate transactions.

Of Texas’ more than 100,000 licensed attorneys, only 416 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as board certified specialists in commercial real estate law.

Based in Haynes Boone’s Houston office, Jack focuses on assisting clients with a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, real estate finance, and development for office, retail, industrial, multi-family. Jack previously served as in-house real estate counsel for EDP Renewables North America and he has applied his knowledge and experience to utility scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States.

Jack has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Houstonia magazine (SagaCity Media) 2020-2021 and as a “Rising Star” in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) 2019-2021.

The lawyers in Haynes Boone’s Real Estate Practice Group counsel clients in the United States and overseas in every facet of buying, selling, developing, operating, leasing and financing real estate. The diverse group represents institutional owners, developers, financial sources, borrowers, operators, investors, landlords and tenants, among others.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies lawyers that have substantial, relevant experience in select areas of law, completed continuing legal education hours in the specialty area, and passed a rigorous exam. Consumers and organizations get the highest quality of legal services when working with Board Certified lawyers.

Qualifications for board certification in commercial real estate law include:

  • Practice law fulltime for at least five years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area
  • Meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification
  • Pass a comprehensive six-hour examination in Real Estate Law

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City, and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.


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