O’Melveny Worldwide


Kathryn Turner is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Project Development & Real Estate group. She provides customized counsel and strategy to clients regarding the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, operation, and management of all types of commercial real estate assets. Kathryn has significant experience representing borrowers in secured financing transactions, including mortgage and mezzanine loan originations, modifications and workouts.  

Kathryn’s unique industry experience also includes large-scale project finance, infrastructure development, and public-private partnership transactions where she advises clients on major transportation infrastructure assets.

When not working, Kathryn enjoys running marathons and hiking with her husband and flat-coated retriever, Hazy.

  • Represented real estate investor and developer in the acquisition and financing (US$228 million in mortgage and mezzanine loans in the aggregate) of 8 properties in Southern California for the development of mixed use residential and retail projects
  • Advised retirement pension fund in multiple mortgage and mezzanine loan originations (US$428 million in the aggregate)
  • Counseled a large owner, operator, and developer of major retail properties in multiple financing transactions totaling more than US$400 million
  • Represented government agency in transportation sector in refinancing of more than US$700 million in outstanding bond obligations, in complex transaction involving a tender offer and the issuance of multiple series of bonds
  • Advised major airline in financing of new baggage handling system at Houston airport (US$289 million in revenue bonds)
  • Counseled a major US grocer in leasing and real estate-related matters
  • Represented medical technology company in acquisition and leasing of multiple properties in Southern California to expand its campus


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D.
  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., Urban Affairs/Planning