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Chambers 2016 Honors Sutin, Thayer & Browne

May 27, 2016

Sutin, Thayer & Browne is pleased to announce that the firm and six of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the highly respected Chambers directories, which published its USA 2016 edition today.  Firms and lawyers cannot pay to be included in the editorial selections. The global Chambers Guides have been independently ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, covering 185 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Commercial/Corporate, Band 1

What the team is known for
Strong practice offering expertise on transactions in both the public and private spheres, including M&A, structured and commercial financings and securities. Public hospitals, construction companies and energy producers constitute a key client base.

Notable practitioners
Eduardo Duffy is well versed in providing corporate and commercial advice to companies and local governments. Respondents observe that “he has a tremendous knowledge base” and is “a very good lawyer in corporate work, investments and revenue bond work. He’s a very good person to work with.”

The well-respected Anne Browne furnishes advice on commercial transactions to both lenders and borrowers. Sources attest to her skill and experience in the field: “Anne does a lot of banking work and corporate work in the lending arena. She’s a very good lawyer and I enjoy working with her.”

As “the founder of public finance in New Mexico,” Robert Heyman comes with a wealth of knowledge and over 40 years’ experience in the corporate/commercial space. He enjoys a reputation as “one of the senior securities guys in New Mexico; a very, very smart guy.”

Bringing to the table her extensive experience as a certified public accountant, Suzanne Wood Bruckner is recognized by both peers and clients as a talented tax lawyer. She is characterized as “very motivated, energetic and hard-working.” According to one client, “Suzanne is excellent on tax, she has a lot of institutional knowledge and a lot of public and private client experience. Her advice is very clear and on point.”

Jay Rosenblum is the firm’s president and CEO. Market commentators consider him “a true corporate lawyer who focuses his practice on local business.” He is predominantly concerned with M&A, especially in the restaurant, construction and automobile industries.

Significant clients
Eastern New Mexico University, Los Alamos Technical Associates, New Mexico Finance Authority, New Mexico State Treasurer’s Office, University of New Mexico Hospital.

Commercial Litigation, Band 3

What the team is known for
Represents private companies in commercial litigation, particularly in the financial sector. Handles a variety of matters, from creditors’ rights to construction and employment. Possesses a top-league client following in the banking industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They are very well respected for commercial litigation.”

Notable practitioners   
Practicing in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Benjamin Thomas is noted for his work in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights sphere, as well as for his involvement in employment issues. Financial institutions constitute a key client base.

Significant clients
ABQ Health Partners, Barclays Capital Real Estate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Corrections Corporation of America, USI Southwest.

Native American Law, Band 3

What the team is known for
Strong record for its work with a range of tribal entities, including governments, Section 17 corporations and nonprofit organizations. Noted expertise in corporate and finance matters, as well as formidable experience in the tribal, state and federal courts. Also frequently engaged by nontribal entities in relation to Native American law issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They have a continuing practice here and are often involved in commercial transactions in this space.”

Significant clients
Pueblo of Laguna Development Corporation, Native Broadcast Enterprises, Futures for Children.

Real Estate, Band 3

What the team is known for
Strong real estate practice providing advice across a wide range of issues, including particular expertise in zoning and land use matters. Areas of focus extend to commercial developments and acquisitions, foreclosures, leases and easements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They are good lawyers who do a good job for their clients.”

Notable practitioners 
Practice head Anne Browne is renowned for her representation of clients in relation to development projects and various forms of real estate finance, including secured loans.

Significant clients
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, Waste Management of New Mexico, Barclays Capital Real Estate, City of Grants, University of New Mexico Hospital.

The global Chambers Guides have been independently ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, covering 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Firms and lawyers cannot pay to be included in the editorial selections.

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