Anne P. Browne

Anne P. Browne

ANNE P. BROWNE practices primarily in the areas of banking and real estate law. She represents numerous financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial real estate and asset based loans. She also has significant experience in loan workouts, particularly in complex forbearance agreement and deed-in-lieu transactions. She frequently acts as local counsel in multistate loan transactions. She also advises companies and local governments in local economic development incentives, including industrial revenue bonds and Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) transactions.

In her real estate practice, she represents local, regional and national clients in a broad range of real estate matters including the structuring, negotiating and implementing of joint venture, construction, sale, purchase and leasing transactions for industrial properties, shopping centers, office buildings, apartment projects and other commercial properties.

Before joining Sutin, Thayer & Browne, she was Vice President and General Counsel at The First National Bank in Albuquerque, now Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1989

Education

  • University of Bridgeport, 1988, J.D.
  • Franklin & Marshall College, 1985, B.A.

Publications & Speeches

  • "Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence," May 7, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.
  • “Leasing—SNDAs and Estoppel Agreements," December 6, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico, CLE, Real Property Institute.
  • “Drafting and Enforcing Commercial Leases,” November 15, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sterling Educational Services.
  • “Navajo Law Seminar: Reflections from Within and Without,” November 9, 2007, Window Rock, Arizona.
  • “10th Anniversary Program – Avoiding Real Estate ‘Screw-Ups’ In Southwest Transactions,” June 28, 2007, Phoenix, Arizona, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention.
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law In New Mexico,” February 2, 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.
  • “Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation In New Mexico,” October 23, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • "Current Issues In Real Estate Development," February 25, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • "Advanced Real Estate Law In New Mexico," February 4, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.
  • "Partnerships, LLCs& LLPs: Organization and Operation In New Mexico," October 22, 2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • “Section 1031 Investment Properties in New Mexico,” May 7, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.
  • “Keys to Success in a New Mexico Real Estate Transaction,” January 30, 2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.
  • “Current Issues in New Mexico Real Estate Development,” December 11, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • “Navajo Law Emerging Business, Employment and Jurisdictional Issues, November 30, 2001, Sutin, Thayer & Browne A Professional Corporation.
  • “Internet Law For Electronic Commerce,” July 24, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • “Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documents,” April 4, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • ”Current Issues In New Mexico Real Estate Development,” December 5, 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorman Education Services.
  • “Commercial Real Estate for Paralegals,” July 9, 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Institute for Paralegal Education.
  • “Commercial Lending in New Mexico,” September 14, 1999, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.
  • “Advanced Real Estate Finance,” August 26-27, 1999, Scottsdale, Arizona, CLE International.
  • “Current Real Estate Financing Topics,” June 11, 1998, Tucson, Arizona, State Bar of Arizona 65th Annual Convention.
  • “Real Estate ‘Screw-Ups’ In Southwest Transactions - Avoiding the ‘M’ Word,” June 12, 1997, Phoenix, Arizona, State Bar of Arizona 64th Annual Convention.
  • “Commercial Lending in New Mexico,” March 20, 1996, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Business Institute.

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law
  • Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law
  • Chambers USA: Corporate/Commercial Law, Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties

Representative Experience

Ms. Browne practices chiefly in the area of transactional business law, representing many of the state’s largest public and private institution, including banks and other commercial lenders, hospitals, universities, and commercial and industrial developers of all sizes in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex projects. Among other matters, she has:

  • Acted as local counsel in multistate transactions.
  • Advised clients regarding investment properties in New Mexico.
  • Advised and assisted clients with regard to the organization and operation of partnerships, LLCs& LLPs.
  • Advised companies and local governments in local economic development incentives, including industrial revenue bonds and Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) transactions. 
  • Represented local, regional and national clients in a broad range of real estate matters including the structuring, negotiating and implementing of joint venture, construction, sale, purchase and leasing transactions for industrial properties, shopping centers, office buildings, apartment projects and other commercial properties.
  • Represented the developer of a 1,100-home master planned residential community in Albuquerque. Specifically, negotiating the purchase of the real estate, negotiating and preparing purchase agreements with the homebuilders, preparing covenants, conditions and restrictions applicable to the subdivision, and providing advice with regard to the City of Albuquerque’s financial guaranty requirements.
  • Represented the New Mexico Spaceport Authority in the development and construction of the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Specifically, assessing programming and related studies, negotiating and preparing the architect’s contract, development agreement and lease agreement, and negotiating agreements with local utilities.
  • Served as Vice President and General Counsel at The First National Bank in Albuquerque, now Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.