Sound Legal Counsel and Personalized Service

More Than 40 Years’ Experience In New Mexico Real Estate And Land Use Issues

As a lawyer experienced in land use issues in Santa Fe since 1978, I have represented buyers, sellers, and developers in a wide range of real estate and environmental law matters. I adeptly handle real estate transactions, disputes, regulatory compliance and more.

Many clients with land use issues face a complex, steadily-growing body of regulation and a changing political landscape. I have the knowledge you need to overcome these and other hurdles in your real estate transactions and disputes. I can help with your:

  • Real estate development plan
  • Purchase or sale transaction
  • Title work
  • Commercial or residential lease
  • Zoning issues
  • Land transfer or conveyance

In any such situation, you will likely be dealing with competing interests. I can help.

My Toolbox For Your Challenges

Naturally, any real estate lawyer should be well-grounded in the law, as I am. In addition, I offer my clients an advantage of connectedness. I know whom 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 a land development or land use issue with an oil and gas or water use component, or need representation for a residential or commercial real estate transaction, contact my Santa Fe law office and ask to speak with Karen. If you select me as your attorney, I am prepared to help protect your assets and interests through all phases of your legal matter.

Commercial And Residential Real Estate: Sales, Purchases And Leases

You may 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 am here to help with these and other issues. I have extensive experience with a wide variety of real estate needs, 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, at the negotiating table or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation or arbitration.

Addressing Mineral And Water Rights In Real Estate Law Matters

I assist clients in the leasing of mineral rights and the acquisition of water rights through transfer or purchase. I help obtain administrative approval, draft contracts, and manage the interplay of the rights of the landowner, the developer, environmental interest groups, the state and other interested parties.

For experienced legal counsel on a real estate or land use issue, contact my Santa Fe, New Mexico law office at 505-982-4287 and ask to speak with Karen or send an email through this website.