New Mexico Business Lawyers
Whether negotiating a favorable resolution, prevailing at trial, or carefully structuring a business or real estate deal, Jake A. Garrison is committed to pursuing successful and cost-effective legal outcomes for his clients.
Carlos’s experience in complex family law litigation and business background are invaluable assets when it comes to explaining the nuances of family law, utilizing strategic financial planning, and ultimately achieving a favorable resolution...
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Practice Areas: Divorce, Custody & Family Law; Aggressive Criminal Defense; Business Disputes & Civil Lawsuits; Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
Published Cases: State v. Castillo, 2012 NMCA 116; State ex rel. Peterson v. Aramark Corr. Servs....
B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1967
J.D. University of New Mexico, 1970
State of New Mexico, 1970
State of Colorado, 1986
U.S. District Court, New Mexico 1970
10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law, by New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization
U.S. News Best Lawyers, 2014
Southwest Superlawyers, 2016
Member, Bankruptcy Section of New Mexico State Bar
For roughly half of his career, Mr. Banner represented the people of New Mexico as a government attorney: he served first as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases; he went on to advocate for the public's interests in utility and insurance rate-making proceedings; most recently, he served as prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board in licensing and disciplinary cases.
Now in private practice, Mr. Banner is...
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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