Sutin, Thayer & Browne is pleased to announce its newest shareholder: Wade L. Jackson.
Wade belongs to the firm's Commercial Group. He practices primarily in the areas of business, tax and corporate law, economic development, public finance and tax incentives law, and state and local government law. Before joining the firm in 2016, Wade served for five years as General Counsel and Legislative Coordinator for the New Mexico Economic Development Department. During that time, he served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Finance Authority and chaired its Economic Development Committee, served as General Counsel for the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, served as Counsel to the Water Quality Control Commission, and represented the governor in the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Water Quality Control Commission in the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He helped lead the 2013 tax reform effort in New Mexico, testifying before numerous legislative committees and meetings with legislators of both parties. He also helped negotiate the 2015 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts with five tribes.
Before his state government service, Wade practiced law in Albuquerque, representing insurers and their insureds in coverage, bad faith, and products and general liability litigation, and he provided coverage opinions and counsel. He also clerked for two years for Senior United States District Judge LeRoy Hansen.