Jay D. Rosenblum, of Sutin Thayer & Browne, one of New Mexico’s leading law firms, with offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, has been named among the 2010 Top Performing CEOs by the New Mexico Business Weekly. Jay will be recognized at an awards breakfast at the Embassy Suites on Thursday, October 21, 2010.
Jay is a dedicated and talented CEO and corporate lawyer. He can relate to his clients about both the legal and management aspects of running a company. He possesses a rare blend of characteristics: he is fair, empathetic, and compassionate, while also being pragmatic, tough and business-minded. He has the ability to keep an eye on the bottom line without forgetting the human side of a company with two offices and 100 employees. For the past ten years he has led the Firm through good times and not so good times, increasing revenues dramatically, attracting and retaining new and diverse talent, and making the Sutin Firm a great place to work.
Jay has led the Firm to where we are today: the third-largest law firm in the state, recognized in New Mexico and across the country as a leader in many areas of law, with a talented and diverse group of lawyers and staff. Jay understands that a professional organization’s staff is its backbone, and he has fostered a firm culture that emphasizes respect for everyone in the firm. His candor with stakeholders and employees alike causes each of us to have greater trust in him and in one another. Under Jay’s leadership, the Firm has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally. For example, in 2010 the Minority Corporate Counsel Association honored our Firm with the Sager Award for the 10-state South/Southwest Region, in recognition of the Firm’s achievements in hiring, retention and promotion of women and minority attorneys. The Firm has also been recognized in Best Lawyers of America, Chambers USA Guide, Southwest Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.
Jay grew up in Albuquerque and received his undergraduate and law degree from the University of New Mexico. He practices primarily in the areas of business and tax law, including corporate, employee benefits and tax matters. His corporate and business practice concentrates primarily in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions, and general corporate formation and governance matters. Jay has lectured extensively to numerous local business and legal organizations. Jay is recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Chambers & Partners USA, Corporate/Commercial Law, and Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Rating. Jay is currently chair of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Community Foundation, President of the Del Norte Rotary Foundation and serves on the Board of the David Specter Shalom House. He also acts as general counsel to the New Mexico Economic Partnership. Jay plays bass guitar and is a member of the western swing band, The Curio Cowboys.
Sutin, Thayer & Browne is one of the state’s largest law firms, with offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, providing exceptional service to New Mexico since 1946.