Dona Ana County, New Mexico Estate Planning Lawyers

Michele Ungvarsky
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Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(575) 556-2462 1340 Picacho Hills Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88007
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of New Mexico
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(575) 556-8449 2455 Missouri Ave
Ste A
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Estate Planning and Elder
The University of Texas School of Law
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(575) 523-2481 3800 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(575) 524-8812 1660 Hickory Loop
P.O. Box 2699
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
South Texas College of Law
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(575) 882-4500 PO Box 1329
Anthony, NM 88021
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
337 Day Dreamer Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(949) 929-8244 4233 Sommerset Arc
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Southern California Inst of Law
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(575) 525-0020 PO Box 2277
Las Cruces, NM 88004
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(575) 522-5050 1660 Boulders Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Tax
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(575) 541-0910 1100 S Main St
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Dona Ana County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(575) 525-8400 340 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
Todd Alan Marquardt
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Otero County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(575) 430-2353 2232 Lawrence Blvd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
I perform legal service the way I would want to receive it - in an honest and straight forward manner. I'm married with children, am active in my church and community, and enjoy playing golf and hunting when I'm not coaching youth athletics. Feel free to call me if you have a question. You and I might discover that your question is easier to answer than you thought or we might find that your question is just the tip of an iceberg. Schedule a meeting with me and you'll find that I'm fair and honest just like a friend or...
Frederick Sherman
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Luna County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(575) 546-8846 210 S Silver Ave
Deming, NM 88030
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Probate
For one hundred years, 1911 to 2011, it has been the pleasure of the Sherman & Sherman Law offices to serve the people of Grant, Hildago, and Luna Counties. With our emphasis in personal injury and social security our interest is in making sure your needs are met with care, attention to detail, and efficiency. Representation for adoptions, bankruptcy, divorces, wills, trusts, and other family law issues also available.
Freda Howard McSwane
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Lincoln County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(575) 257-1515 1100 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Jonathan Diener
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Grant County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(575) 388-1754 301 W. College Ave. Ste. 12
Silver City, NM 88061
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Probate
I have practiced law for 30 years and have had experience in a many different legal areas and with a variety of issues. I am particularly good at writing and have obtained good settlements for my clients on several occasions just on the strength of a letter I wrote alone. I have been in court a lot and am confident in that arena as well. I am a sensitive person and a good listener and feel that I must establish a good rapport with my clients in order to help them. I also am very cognizant of the high cost...
Lincoln County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(575) 257-6089 P.O. Box 1579
Ruidoso, NM 88355
Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
Lincoln County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(575) 257-1515 1803 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Otero County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(575) 937-1403 1266 Caneadea Loop
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
Otero County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(575) 437-5750 500 10th St
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Estate Planning, Business and Health Care
Christopher Dziak
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(505) 234-7007 3500 Comanche NE, Bldg. B
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of New Mexico
I am a partner with Findlay, & Dziak, LLC (BFD Lawyers). We are a general practice law firm that offers a variety of legal services. With an office in Albuquerque, we can help clients with issues ranging from bankruptcy, business law, contract drafting & review, criminal defense, divorce, DWI defense, estate planning, family law, personal injury, probate, real estate, taxes, and more.
Vaughn Thomas
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(505) 837-2344 2632 Mesilla St NE
P O Box 21580
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87154
Estate Planning, Business, Energy and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
AV RATING: Vaughn Thomas has been top-ranked since 1989 by the intenational lawyer rating firm of Martindale Hubbell. PRACTICE AREAS: Business Law, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Business Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Exit Strategies, Estate and Tax Planning, Oil & Gas.
Jeff Grandjean
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Chaves County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(575) 622-1988 500 N. Main St., Suite 814
Roswell, NM 88201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mr. William Hudson
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Taos County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 51 years experience
(575) 758-1225 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Suites 155 C & D
Taos, NM 87571
Estate Planning and Probate
William “Bill” Hudson has been engaged in the practice of estate planning, wills and trust law, and probate since 1972. He has not only represented married couples with children in the “traditional” long-term, one-spouse marriage, but has also represented the more legally complex, “blended” families (the new “normal”) with multiple marriages and children from each one. He has served unmarried couples and individuals from different cultural traditions, members of the LGBT community, business owners, farmers, ranchers and other land owners, artists and clients who had eight-figure wealth as well as those who had virtually no assets but big problems....
David N. Hernandez
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(505) 843-7300 20 First Plaza Center NW #71
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Construction
University of New Mexico
Jill Douthett
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(505) 896-6662 4801 Lang Avenue NE
Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning, Business, Communications and Probate
University of Virginia School of Law
Jill Douthett is an AV-rated attorney who moved to New Mexico after 20 years of practicing law in Philadelphia, where she handled class action antitrust and securities fraud litigation, labor and employment, construction matters and insurance coverage claims for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and the City of Philadelphia. Her practice now concentrates on business law and litigation; business formations and corporate governance; franchising, distribution and licensing agreements; commercial leasing and real estate; venture capital and other investment agreements; and assisting clients who are buying or selling businesses. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia and...
Paul A. Hanna
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Chaves County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(575) 755-4000 500 N Main St Suite 706
Roswell, NM 88201
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western New England University School of Law and St. Mary's University School of Law
Paul A. Hanna is the owner of Hanna Law Office, LLC. His primary practice areas include estate planning, probate, and real estate law. Mr. Hanna received a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2014 and a LL.M. in Elder Law and Estate Planning from Western New England University School of Law in 2019.

During his time at St. Mary's University, Mr. Hanna served as a staff writer for the St. Mary's Law Journal and participated in the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. He also interned for the Honorable Justice Emilio M. Garza of the...
Gregory Matthew Segura
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(505) 585-5291 7616 Sherwood Dr. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family and Probate
University of New Mexico
James E. Dory
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(505) 550-0395 10320 Cottonwood Park NW
Suite E
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Estate Planning and Probate
University of New Mexico
James E. Dory is an experienced probate and estate planning attorney (trusts and wills) . He also practices in the areas of estate administration and civil litigation. He has served Albuquerque's Westside, Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, and all parts of New Mexico since 2009. Born in Pasadena, CA, James has had a lifelong interest in sports, history, and law. He naturally landed in the history departments of the University of New Mexico and Saint Louis University, where he studied medieval history. In 2006, he entered the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in 2009, Since then, he...
Kate Fitz Gibbon
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Santa Fe County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(505) 216-9349 215 W. San Francisco St.
Ste. 202C
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, IP and Probate
University of New Mexico
Kate Fitz Gibbon is a Santa Fe attorney with a local practice focused on estate planning, elder law, wills, trusts and probate. Her law office provides dedicated, diligent, professional service to all New Mexicans without discrimination. ...
Tami Schneider
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Santa Fe County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(505) 930-2407 2205 Miguel Chavez Rd., Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Gary Risley
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San Juan County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(877) 565-4540 2705 Rabbitbrush Dr
Farmington, NM 87402
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Baylor Law School
Gary Risley is the founding director and shareholder of the Risley Law Firm, P.C. Prior to starting his own firm he was a director and shareholder in the Farmington office of the Miller Stratvert P.A.law firm. He graduated cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 1980 with a bachelor of arts degree, and received his juris doctor from the Baylor University School of Law in 1983. He received the second highest score among those taking the July, 1983 Texas bar examination. Gary’s practice emphasizes commercial transactions, business succession planning, estate planning, probate matters, water law, personal injury...
Gini Nelson
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Santa Fe County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(505) 629-0768 1704 Llano Street
Suite B, #303
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Family
The George Washington University Law School
J.D., George Washington University Law School; M.A. Sociology, University of Kansas. Innovative lawyering, negotiation, mediation. A la carte means you can select from the full menu of services that a full service law office offers, instead of being required to buy the full menu. In other words, if you want advice only, you only purchase advice. If you want legal research or writing, you only purchase legal research or writing. Your lawyer can teach you how to negotiate, coach you on court appearances, prepare you for mediation. And, if you do want your attorney to do it all, that’s okay,...
Albert W. Schimmel III
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(505) 837-4400 320 Gold Ave SW, Suite 777
PO Box 8
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
University of Missouri - Columbia
Dorene A. Kuffer
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 924-1000 500 4TH ST NW STE 250
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Dorene Kuffer is the senior and principle attorney with over 32 years practicing all aspects of family law in New Mexico and Illinois.

Dorene earned an LL.M. (an advanced law degree) in Child and Family Law from Loyola University, Chicago School of Law. In Illinois, Dorene handled cases ranging from traffic, misdemeanor, felony and death penalty cases, to divorce, custody, adoption, business litigation and contract disputes. She was also an adjunct professor at Loyola University teaching family law to graduate level students.

In 2007, Dorene moved to New Mexico, where she is licensed to practice before the 10th District Court, the United...
N. Lynn Perls
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(505) 891-8918 523 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Jay Goodman
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Sandoval County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(505) 989-8117 3949 Corrales Rd. #110
Corrales, NM 87048
Estate Planning, Appeals, Probate and Tax
Capital University Law School
I am a third generation attorney with experience in working at my family's law firm and then branching out to own a commercial enterprise in New York, then expanding on my business and legal experience to become a founding member of three law firms and several holding companies. I have been a board of directors' member as well as officer of several profit and not for profit corporations, LLC's and LP's involving real estate, grandparents rights, family law and commercial/residential entities. As a practicing attorney, my professional emphasis has been family law, civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, and...
Stephen Royce
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(505) 888-1335 7770 Jefferson Blvd. NE
Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Richard Queener
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Curry County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(575) 935-9400 1304 Pile St
Clovis, NM 88101
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Real Estate
Texas Tech University School of Law
I was born in Clovis, New Mexico and have resided in Curry County and around eastern New Mexico my whole life, and that is why the people and businesses of this area are so important to Queener Law Firm, P.C
Laurie Gallegos
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Los Alamos County, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(505) 662-8955 1475 Central Avenue
Suite 150
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
Matthew Jude Bradburn
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Bernalillo County, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(505) 550-2000 820 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Collections, Probate and Real Estate
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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