Legislative Update: 2021 Special Session Update


Governor Grisham called the New Mexico Legislature into a special session on March 30, 2021 to take up a pair of economic and job creation issues that were left unfinished in the recent 60-day session: legalizing adult-use cannabis and expanding the Local Economic Development Act (“LEDA”). Bills signed by the Governor become effective…

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Isaac Leon Joins Sutin


Isaac A. Leon has joined Sutin, Thayer & Browne as an Associate Attorney. He practices primarily in the areas of taxation and general business. Isaac received his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2019.  Prior to joining Sutin, Isaac was a Law Clerk and Associate Attorney for an Albuquerque law firm where he drafted, negotiated,…

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Legislative Update: 2021 Post-Session Update


The 60-day New Mexico legislative session, which convened January 19, 2021, closed at noon on March 20. Only some of the bills that passed both chambers will be signed by the Governor and be enacted into law. Legislation not acted on by the Governor will be pocket vetoed on April 9. The effective date of legislation that is not a general appropriations…

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Sutin-Sponsored Mock Trial Teams Garner Another Trip to State Championship


Robert J. Johnston, a lawyer with Sutin, Thayer & Browne, and his wife, Jazmine Johnston, a lawyer with the Atler Firm, coached both Albuquerque High School teams to top-eight finishes in this year’s Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial Competition, with the AHS Green Team taking second place overall. The wins send both the AHS Green and…

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