Melissa S. Turra

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Melissa S. Turra

Melissa S. Turra

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Biography

Missy Turra is a condominium, resort and hospitality lawyer in Florida based in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville and Miami offices. She is the practice group leader for the Southeast Real Estate Practice Group and co-chair of the Condominium Development & Conversion Team. She has practiced in the area of master planned communities, condominium, mixed use and resort development for more than 25 years. Ms. Turra's broad experience also includes representing developers and operators of single family and multifamily residential developments in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development and operation matters. Ms. Turra also advises management companies, hotel brands and lenders in connection with condominium and resort developments.

Ms. Turra provides advice and counsel to clients in the hospitality and real estate industry as follows:

* representing developers in connection with all aspects of real estate transactions
* representing developers of mixed-use developments (resort, office, retail, hotel and residential components), including acquisition, disposition, development, registration, operations, permitting and borrower-side financing
* representing developers in connection with the acquisition, conversion and disposition of thousands of Florida condominium units
* representing developers in connection with Florida Condominium Act and Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act registrations
* representing lenders and borrowers in connection with condominium aspects of construction loans secured by condominium projects, including successor developer, bulk buyer and bulk assignee considerations
* representing management companies and brands in connection of condominium compliance with brand standards and rental management program and operational requirements
* representing developers in connection with residential closings on luxury residential condominium units
* representing developer-controlled homeowner, property owner and condominium associations, including daily operational matters, regime restructuring and turnover advice and counsel

Ms. Turra previously served as the executive partner for Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office, the practice group leader for the firm's Jacksonville Real Estate Group and was the Women's Initiative coordinator for the Jacksonville office. She is a member of the firm's Real Estate & Hospitality Industry Sector Group. Ms. Turra frequently speaks at real property conferences and symposiums.

Ms. Turra has competed in state and national tennis competitions throughout her life and was a four-year starter on the varsity tennis team at the University of Maryland.

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Education
J.D. with Honors, Order of the Coif

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (University of Maryland School of Law or Maryland Law) is the second-oldest law school in the United States. The school was founded in 1816 as the Maryland Law Institute and began regular instruction in 1824.

B.A. in English, cum laude

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

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Member, Environmental and Land Use Section
Current

The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. It is the third largest such bar association in the United States. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. As elsewhere in the United States, persons seeking admission to the bar must pass a moral character screening, in this case administered by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Admission to the bar includes passing a background investigation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, and the bar exam, which tests both the common law through the Multistate Bar Examination and Florida law through written state essays and state-specific multiple-choice questions. The Florida Bar is home of one of the nation's premier board certification programs. Over 5,000 members of the bar are certified in one or more of 24 legal specialty areas including civil trial, business litigation, labor and employment, and marital and family law. Board certified attorneys must submit to a rigorous peer review process, prove substantial involvement and education in the specialty field, and pass a written examination. The Florida Bar's headquarters building and annex are located in Tallahassee, three blocks from the Florida State Capitol.

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To provide housing improvements to qualified low income recipients

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Partner
Current

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

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Member of the Profit Sharing Advisory Committee
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Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

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2013

The Center for Effective Government was founded as OMB Watch in 1983, with the main focus of shining a light on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The organization changed it name in January 2013 to reflect its expanded work and new focus: an effective government that reflects the needs and priorities of the American people, as defined by an informed, engaged citizenry.

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The Center for Effective Government was founded as OMB Watch in 1983, with the main focus of shining a light on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The organization changed it name in January 2013 to reflect its expanded work and new focus: an effective government that reflects the needs and priorities of the American people, as defined by an informed, engaged citizenry.

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The Center for Effective Government was founded as OMB Watch in 1983, with the main focus of shining a light on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The organization changed it name in January 2013 to reflect its expanded work and new focus: an effective government that reflects the needs and priorities of the American people, as defined by an informed, engaged citizenry.

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