HB 412: Substantial Rework of New Mexico Taxes


In the 2017 Legislature, one of the most notable measures is House Bill 412. If enacted, it would affect all New Mexico taxpayers. It is a massive tax reform bill that seeks to rework the current tax code to fit today’s economy. The following is a summary of the most significant features of House Bill 412 as…

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Albuquerque High School Gold Mock Trial Team Qualifies for State Finals


Members of the Albuquerque High School Gold Mock Trial Team (Carmen Ortega, James Jarrett, Sara Albanna, Katon Luaces, Paloma Ortega, and Sean Simons), sponsored by Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC, gather in front of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse during the Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial Program's…

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Property Tax Deskbook Co-edited by Tim Van Valen


The American Bar Association recently published its 21st Edition of The Property Tax Deskbook, which is co-edited by Sutin, Thayer & Browne tax attorney Timothy R. Van Valen.  Mr. Van Valen not only co-edits the hefty annual state-by-state publication but also writes and updates the New Mexico section each year. He…

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New Developments in NM Foreclosure Standing Saga


In 2014, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in Bank of New York v. Romero (“Romero I”) that a creditor must prove its standing at the time it files its complaint when foreclosing on real property in New Mexico. After the case was remanded to the state district court, the lower court ruled that the Bank of New York…

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