Taos, New Mexico Estate Planning Lawyers

Kevin Zangara
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Taos, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(575) 758-2919 215 Beimer St
Taos, NM 87571
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Mr. William Hudson
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Taos, 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....
Taos, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(903) 624-3007 318 Vegas De Taos Loop
Taos, NM 87571
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Elder
University of Tulsa College of Law
Taos, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(575) 758-7997 309 Salazar Rd
Taos, NM 87571
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Tax
Taos, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(575) 758-0173 1008 Paseo del Pueblo sur
Taos, NM 87571
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
El Prado, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(512) 788-1885 39 N Mesa Rd
El Prado, NM 87529
Estate Planning, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
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
Tesuque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
PO Box 549
Tesuque, NM 87574
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Baylor Law School
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
Thomas W. Banner
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(505) 428-0523 2100 Calle de la Vuelta
Suite E104
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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...
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...
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. ...
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,...
Wendy Marcus
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Los Alamos, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(505) 662-7071 2172 Loma Linda Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
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
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
Laurie Gallegos
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Los Alamos, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(505) 662-8955 1475 Central Avenue
Suite 150
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
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 ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Probate
Southwestern Law School
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.
Jacqueline Marrast-Simpson
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Los Alamos, NM Estate Planning Attorney
557 Oppenheimer Drive
Suite 101
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
University of Pittsburgh 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
Karen Holmes
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Los Alamos, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
837 Kristi Lane
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
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 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 41 years experience
(505) 986-2900 2011 Botulph Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
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
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 with 37 years experience
(505) 988-2900 1751 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning 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 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 23 years experience
(505) 501-4775 2920 Pueblo Alto
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(505) 982-6671 18 Golden Ridge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Estate Planning
Rio Rancho, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(832) 341-4888 6301 Vatapa Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Estate Planning
Texas Tech University School of Law
Placitas, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(505) 867-9552 4 Overlook Dr
Placitas, NM 87043
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
Placitas, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(505) 867-8188 34 Camino del Carrisito
Placitas, NM 87043
Estate Planning 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 52 years experience
(505) 954-3906 315 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Raton, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(575) 445-2744 112 N 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
Estate Planning, Business 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
(505) 954-3662 Jefferson Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Tax
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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.