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Over 25 Years of Experience With New Mexico Land Issues

I have been a Santa Fe, New Mexico, oil and gas attorney since 1978, and have been representing buyers, sellers, and developers in real estate and environmental law matters for nearly as long. Those involved in land use matters face a complex, steadily-growing body of regulation and a changing political landscape.

If you are involved in oil and gas, real estate development, a transaction (purchase or sale), zoning issues, or a land transfer, you will be dealing with competing interests – I can help.

What can I do for you? Certainly it is essential that any real estate lawyer be well-grounded in the law. However, I offer my clients an additional advantage – I know who to call. Through my years of working with the City of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe County Land Use Department and the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD), I have developed relationships that help me quickly resolve issues on behalf of my clients.

If you have a question about an oil and gas law issue, or any other land development/land use issue, or need representation for a residential or commercial real estate transaction, contact my Santa Fe law office and ask to speak with Karen.

Oil and Gas: Royalties • Litigation • OCD Permits • Unit Agreements

Many of my clients are small operators or royalty owners in oil and gas operations. At my law firm, I provide comprehensive advice and drafting services for unit agreements, operating agreements, and balancing agreements, help with the OCD permit applications and division orders necessary for drilling, and represent clients in disputes. If you own a working interest, you are concerned with cost control. As your attorney, I will help you protect your assets and your interests.

Commercial and Residential Real Estate: Sales • Purchases • Leases

Whether you need an attorney to review or draft a residential purchase agreement, a commercial lease for your business, or to represent you during the sale of a large property, I can help. I have extensive experience with a wide variety of real estate issues, including purchase contracts, sales contracts, and leases. If you are involved in a dispute, I have the experience to present a powerful case on your behalf in New Mexico’s state or federal courts and at the negotiating table.

Water Rights • Real Estate Law

I assist clients in the acquisition of water rights through transfer or purchase, helping them gain administrative approval, draft contracts, and manage the interplay of the rights of the developer, the landowner, the state, environmental interest groups, and other interested parties.
For experienced legal counsel on a land use issue, contact my Santa Fe, New Mexico law office and ask to speak with Karen.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, water rights, oil and gas royalties, oil and gas royalty disputes, and real estate lawyer with over 30 years of experience.


320 Paseo De Peralta, Suite A
P.O. Box 8435
Santa Fe, NM 87504
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Phone: (505) 982-4287
Fax: (505) 986-8349