Brana L. Hardway
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BRANA L. HARDWAY is a transactional lawyer with the firm's Commercial Group. She practices primarily in transactions law, to include general business and corporate law and commercial contracts. She also has experience in estate planning.
Ms. Hardway earned her undergraduate degree in political science (summa cum laude) at University of New Mexico, her master's in social work (clinical practice) at New Mexico Highlands University and her law degree (with honors) at University of New Mexico School of Law. She was sworn in as a member of the State Bar of New Mexico in 2017.
- New Mexico, 2017
- University of New Mexico Law School, 2017, J.D. with honors
- New Mexico Highlands University, 2013, M.S.W., Clinical Practice
- University of New Mexico, 2011, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
- Licensed Master Social Worker (License No. M-08403)
- NASW (National Association of Social Workers), 2013 – 2015
- Drafted briefs and memoranda for attorneys specializing in civil litigation, tax, and general commercial law.
- Conducted research in many practice areas including Indian law, bond tax, tax law, trademark, bankruptcy, secured transactions, and general corporate transactions.
- Prepared draft jury instructions and drafts of estate planning documents.
- Observed various hearings, a deposition and a mediation.
- Researched statutes and case law and drafted research memoranda relating to various civil litigation issues including contract interpretation and arbitrability, how “practice of law” is defined in New Mexico and federal law, and an “award of fees” question for motion requesting attorney’s fees and costs.
- Drafted memorandum in opposition to motion to reconsider award of costs and fees in complex litigation involving multiple causes of action.
- Drafted Attorney General Opinion regarding virtual charter schools.
- Assisted with administrative hearing preparation.
- Conducted witness direct examination in administrative hearing.