Sutin, Thayer & Browne Navajo Law CLE Set 12-1-17


Updated 6-22-17 ~ Sutin, Thayer & Browne law firm is pleased to announce its annual Navajo Law Seminar on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque. The seminar will offer 8 CLE credit hours: 6 Navajo General Law hours and 2 Navajo Law Ethics hours. Earlybird cost is $175 until October 1, 2017. After…

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Dying Without a Will: When the State Can Collect


Can the State of New Mexico collect from your estate if you die without a will? I have been asked this question more than once recently, and the inquirers are always relieved to know the answer is usually “no.” The laws of intestacy control what happens to your estate if you pass away prior to signing a will. Generally speaking, the laws…

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New Mexico Tax Developments


INTRODUCTION New Mexico continues to struggle with a substantial reduction in tax revenue coupled with the Governor’s pledge to not sign any legislation increasing tax rates or imposing new taxes.  This has led to a call from the Governor to reduce expenditures. Cost cutting measures include a state hiring freeze for all but law enforcement…

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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 introduced. The summary is not intended…

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Legislative Update: 2017 Midsession Review of Select Business-related Measures


The following is a summary of certain bills that may be of interest to our business clients and friends. The bills are working their way through the legislative process and are discussed here as they stood at midsession. Only some will receive approval of both houses and the governor. The 60-day New Mexico legislative session began January 17, 2017,…

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