Sutin, Thayer & Browne, a majority-women owned law firm, has announced its officers. Each will serve a two-year term:
Maria Montoya Chavez has been named a Vice President at Sutin. Maria joined Sutin in 2000, where she practices exclusively in the area of family law. Her expertise in Collaborative Divorce and serving as a mediator allows for parties to avoid court and remain in control of their process. Best Lawyers in America named her Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in 2020, and Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation in both 2020 and 2022.
Charles J. Piechota has been re-appointed a Vice President at Sutin for a second term. He practices primarily in the areas of business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, liquor licensing, and estate planning. He has lectured on subjects including mergers and acquisitions, business entity selection, and estate planning. Chuck was named Top Corporate Attorney in the Albuquerque Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards three years in a row.
Eduardo A. “Eddie” Duffy has been named Treasurer. Eddie has been in practice since 1995 and focuses his counsel in corporate and securities law, business transactions, and public finance. He also advises companies and local governments in local economic development incentives, including industrial revenue bonds and LEDA transactions. Eddie has been named Albuquerque Lawyer of the Year in Securities and Capital Markets Law in 2015, 2019, and 2021 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mariposa Padilla Sivage has been re-appointed as Secretary of Sutin, Thayer & Browne for a second term. She represents clients in a variety of civil and commercial litigation and has considerable experience in labor relations. Mariposa practices extensively in federal and state courts throughout New Mexico in complex litigation matters involving prison liability, construction claims, civil rights, and insurance and tort defense.