Tina Muscarella Gooch and Deborah E. Mann have become shareholders with Sutin, Thayer & Browne effective January 1, 2022.
Tina represents clients in civil and complex commercial litigation, including employment, easement disputes, construction, cannabis, and constitutional law. In addition to handling general civil litigation matters in State and Federal Court, Tina also heads the firm’s cannabis practice group. In this capacity, she represents licensed medical cannabis growers, producers, and patients. She also works with vertically integrated cannabis entities and those hoping to become licensed under the new allowable cannabis licenses. She serves on the Board of the Cannabis Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico and is a frequent presenter on cannabis and law issues.
Deb, chair of Sutin’s health law group, has for more than 26 years represented New Mexico’s health care providers on regulatory issues such as HIPAA, state and federal fraud and abuse laws, and laws prohibiting self-referrals, including Stark, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018. She prepares and reviews contracts, leases, employment agreements, and professional service agreements and uses her experience in medical malpractice defense to provide advice regarding risk management. Deb also drafts legislation for progress in health law and testifies as an expert before legislative committees. Best Lawyers named her 2021 Albuquerque Health Care Lawyer of the Year.