On August 20, 2019, the Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners adopted “The Employee Wellness Act” (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance requires certain employers within the unincorporated limits of Bernalillo County to provide earned paid time off for employees. It imposes strict requirements for recordkeeping, notice to…
Albuquerque attorney Charles J. Piechota has once again been voted top corporate attorney in the annual Albuquerque Journal Readers' Choice Awards, making him the No. 1 attorney in New Mexico, according to Journal readers. Charles was also voted top corporate attorney in the 2018 poll. Charles is a firm shareholder who practices primarily in the…
Albuquerque lawyer Brana Meech recently earned a 2019 Women in Business Award from the Albuquerque Journal. Brana is a transactional lawyer with the firm's Commercial Group. She practices primarily in transactions law, to include general business and corporate law, commercial contracts, and estate planning.
Albuquerque lawyers David Johnson (Health Care Law) and Maria Montoya Chavez (Family Law and Family Law Mediation) recently earned ‘Lawyer of the Year’ recognition in their practice areas from Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers also selected 11 lawyers for their 2020 edition. The honored lawyers are: Real Estate Law: Anne Browne Tax Law:…
New Mexico’s medical cannabis program underwent major changes during the 2019 legislative session with SB 406 being passed and signed by the Governor. Overall, the bill expands patient protections for the use of medical marijuana, pursuant to the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, NMSA 1978 § 26-2B-1 et seq. Importantly, the…