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Biography

Jason Turner is a native West Virginian with a passion for fostering economic development and growth in his home state.  Jason enjoys working as part of a team and works closely with developers, municipalities, county commissions, and healthcare systems to help them plan and implement funding. 

Jason’s financing experience includes working with tax-exempt and taxable bond issues of all types, TIF Districts, and other government and tax incentives. His practice helps a variety of public and quasi-public organizations secure funding for asset purchase, infrastructure development, and land development projects to improve their communities.

Memberships & Awards

Professional
CALI Awards: Constitutional Law; Civil Disobedience and the Law; Complex Litigation; Intellectual Property; Legislative Process; Lawyers as Leaders; Nonprofit Organizations; United States Supreme Court Clinic 1; United States Supreme Court Clinic 2
ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
Order of the Coif
Executive Research Editor, W. Va. Law Review, Vol. 117
Associate Editor, W. Va. Law Review, Vol. 116
Member, United States Supreme Court Clinic

Key Experience

Assisted in serving as bond counsel for West Virginia county commission in issuance of tax increment financing bonds and special district excise tax bonds to finance public infrastructure improvements within a large mixed-use retail, office and entertainment development
Assisted in serving as bond counsel for West Virginia municipality in issuance of tax increment financing bonds to finance the acquisition, repair, renovation and maintenance of a public parking garage and other public infrastructure improvements
Served as bond counsel for West Virginia county commission in issuance of tax increment financing bonds and special district excise tax bonds to finance public infrastructure improvements within a large mixed-use retail, office, and entertainment development

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2014 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013 Summer Clerk, Bowles Rice LLP
2009-2012 Director of Donor Relations, West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
2005-2009 Director of Research & Project Management, West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
2002-2005 Prospect Research Analyst, West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.

Speaking Engagements

“Scratching the Surface: ‘Uncertainty and Confusion’ in Faith United Methodist v. Morgan," W. Va. Law Review Online, Vol. 117