Jay D. Rosenblum

Jay D. Rosenblum


JAY D. ROSENBLUM is a senior lawyer with Sutin, Thayer & Browne, one of New Mexico’s leading law firms. Jay served as President and CEO of the firm for eighteen years, from 2000 through 2017. Jay’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, business design, estate planning, corporate work, succession planning and philanthropic legal matters. In 2017 the State Bar of New Mexico’s Business Law Section honored Jay as Business Lawyer of the Year, and in 2023 Best Lawyers named Jay as Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions. Jay is a recipient of the Zia Award, a recognition annually given to distinguished alumni of the University of New Mexico. Jay has served on numerous charitable and philanthropic boards during his career. Jay’s avocation is playing bass for New Mexico’s western swing band, the Curio Cowboys, and its various swing and country offshoots. The Curios were winners of New Mexico Music Awards for Best Instrumental Songs in 2017 and 2020.



  • New Mexico, 1982


  • University of New Mexico Law School, 1982, J.D.
  • University of New Mexico, 1978, B.A. with honors in political science

Publications & Speeches

Jay has written articles and given presentations on a wide variety of topics related to his practice throughout his career.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
  • Legal 500, Private Practice Powerlist, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2023
  • New Mexico Business Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • University of New Mexico Zia Award, 2013



Professional & Community Involvement

  • Parker Center for Family Business, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico, Past Chairman
  • Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Community Foundation, Past Chairman
  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership New Mexico, 2002
  • Leadership Albuquerque, 1988
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