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Karen Aubrey

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D.
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.Ed. - 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1974
  • New Mexico, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1979

Honors

  • Paul Harris Fellow, 2005 - present

Classes & Seminars

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Halfmoon, 2009
  • Title Law in New Mexico, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Land Interests and Possession from A to Z, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Planning for Real Property in Estate Planning and Administration, National Business Institute, 2008

Pro-Bono Activities

  • New Mexico Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande Chancellor, 2011 to Present

Representative Cases

  • Schwartz v. Coastal Physicians Group Inc., 1999 U.S. App Lexix 01247, 1999, 10th Cir.
  • Swartz v. AMA, 23 F. Supp. 1271, 1998, US Dist. Court
  • Otero v. Buslee, 695 F.2d 1244, 1982
  • Hernandez v. O'Neal Motors, Inc., 480 F. Supp. 491, 1979
  • Devlin v. State, 108 N.M. 72, 1988, NM Sup. Ct.
  • Tenneco Oil Co. v. New Mexico Water Quality Control Comm'n, 107 N.M. 469, 760 P.2d 161, 1987
  • Tenneco Oil Co. V. New Mexico Water Quality Control Comm'n, 105 N.M. 708, 736 P.2d 986, 1986
  • State v. Druke, 115 Ariz. 224, 564 P.2d 913, 1977
  • The Anderson Living Trust, et al. v. XTO Energy, Inc. , No. 13-CV-00941 SWS/KK, U.S.D.Ct. (D.N.M.)
  • The Anderson Living Trust, et al. v. WPX Energy Production, LLC, No. 12-CV-00040 JB/WPL, U.S.D.Ct. (D.N.M)
  • The Anderson Living Trust, et al. v. Energen Resources Corporation, No. 13-CV-00909 WJ/CG, U.S.D.Ct. (D.N.M.)
  • The Anderson Living Trust, et al. v. ConocoPhillips Co., LLC, No. 12-CV-00039 JB/SCY, U.S.D.Ct. (D.N.M.)

Professional Associations

  • St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Senior Warden, 1994 to 1995
  • Charles "Cocoa" Maxwell Jr. Scholarship Fund, 1994 to 1997
  • Santa Fe Rotary Club - Downtown, Member, 1998 to Present
  • Santa Fe Rotary Club - Downtown, Treasurer, 2012 to 2013
  • Santa Fe Rotary Foundation, Director, 2000 to 2006
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica, Trustee, 1999 to 2005
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica Advisory Board, 2006 to Present
  • New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project (Sky Center), Director, 1995 to Present
  • Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande, Council Member, 2005 to 2011
  • New Mexico Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande, Chancellor, 2011 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Past Positions

  • Kellahin, Kellahin & Aubrey, Partner, 1984 to 1992
  • Kellahin & Fox, Associate, 1978 to 1984
  • Pima County Attorney's Office, Deputy County Attorney, 1974 to 1977

References

  • First National Bank of Santa Fe
  • Citizen's Bank, NA, Santa Fe, NM