Santa Fe Estate Planning Lawyers

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Santa Fe Estate Planning Lawyer Thomas W. Banner
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I’m an experienced New Mexico estate planning lawyer and represent clients in all types of estate planning cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Thomas W. Banner
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(505) 428-0523 2100 Calle de la Vuelta
Suite E104
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Offers Video ChatSanta Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
Estate Planning, Health Care, Probate and Real Estate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Thomas Banner has extensive experience representing both public and private sector interests in litigation before judges, juries and administrative tribunals throughout New Mexico.

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 continuing his successful litigation practice while also offering counseling and advice...
Kate Fitz Gibbon
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 11 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. ...
Jay Goodman
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(866) 319-3058 2019 Galisteo
Ste. C3
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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...
Gini Nelson
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Santa Fe, 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,...
Robert Richards Esq.
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
400 Salazar Plac
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Rob provides legal services in the Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, Albuquerque and Las Vegas environs. Rob is a general practitioner in the areas of, among others, real estate law (A licensed broker), guardianship, family law, trusts and estates, wills, business formation and business law and is able to provide legal services without having to charge for the overhead required by a large law firm. While litigation may be necessary, Rob is a strong supporter of mediated settlements.
Christie Coleman
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 395-4449 150 Washington Ave
Suite 201
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Dorene A. Kuffer
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 924-1000 150 Washington Avenue
Suite 210
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Dorene Kuffer is the senior and principle attorney with over 34 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...
Tami Schneider
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(505) 930-2407 2209 Miguel Chavez Rd., Building A, Suite B
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Brian Andrew Yapko
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(503) 593-5955 12 Prairie Crest Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Ralph Scheuer
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(505) 982-9911 123 E. Marcy, Ste. 101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Estate Planning
Timothy Vidal
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer
PO Box 8980
200 W. DeVargas, Suite 7
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Estate Planning
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(505) 469-7681 PO Box 1201
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 54 years experience
(505) 988-9646 2009 Botulph Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(505) 983-3272 529 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(505) 660-0602 551 W Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Texas Tech University School of Law
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(505) 986-2900 2011 Botulph Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(505) 982-1873 303 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(505) 984-0010 310 Catron St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(505) 982-0080 721 Don Diego Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(505) 989-8117 2019 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(505) 954-3906 315 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(505) 820-0698 2205 Miguel Chavez Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(505) 983-6026 460 St Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(505) 988-1668 708 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(505) 982-8219 460 St Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(505) 501-4775 2920 Pueblo Alto
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(505) 982-4374 433 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(505) 473-2131 PO Box 29154
Santa Fe, NM 87592
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Colorado Law School
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(505) 988-1668 708 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning and Arbitration & Mediation
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(505) 982-9823 1127 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 61 years experience
(505) 982-3730 324 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(505) 982-0011 1800 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(505) 982-0011 1800 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(505) 428-0025 1751 Old Pecos Trl
Ste O
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning
South Texas College of Law
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 63 years experience
(505) 471-3053 2853 Calle Princesa Juana
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 954-3667 Jefferson Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(505) 690-5109 2322 Calle Pava
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 954-3662 Jefferson Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Tax
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(505) 982-6671 18 Golden Ridge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(505) 983-6686 460 St Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning and Business
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Planning your estate?

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.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.