Alice W. Turinas

Professional Highlights

Counsels companies on corporate matters, other significant transactions and legal issues that arise in business operations.

Enables companies to:

  • Form / structure arrangements among owners
  • Obtain financing for growth
  • Develop / procure critical technology
  • Expand by acquisition or joint venture
  • Increase market scope (e.g., distributor,  license or  co-marketing agreements)
  • Provide an exit for owners / sale of business
  • Protect intellectual property and other intangible assets
  • License / sell to customers via contracts
  • Manage risk by various means
  • Plan for growth with effective policies
  • Structure employment arrangements / policies
  • Balance business needs with regulatory compliance and contract obligations
  • Experienced in handling sophisticated deals within established, multinational firms and companies.
  • Advises smaller companies as outside general counsel. Experienced as lead in-house lawyer for a web services division of a publicly-held telecommunications company.
  • Assists technology focused companies, particularly cloud-based service providers, with key commercial agreements. Conversely, in other instances represents customers of such providers on “the other side” of the transaction.
  • Represents US and non-US companies on US legal issues.
  • Handles cross-border transactions.


  • Harvard Law School, JD
  • Duke University, BA magna cum laude
  • Completed one year at Bristol University, Bristol, England, as a Rotary International scholarship recipient

Professional History

  • Ruvoldt PLLC – Partner
  • Turinas & Bird LLC – Partner
  • LeClair Ryan (previously Seiden & Wayne, LLC) – Counsel
  • AT&T Corp. – Senior Attorney, web hosting services for businesses
  • Baker Botts LLP – London, New York and Houston offices

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
  • England and Wales (no longer active)

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Insurance Law Sections
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Insurance Law Sections
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (“HIMSS”)