Debora (Debbie) E. Ramirez advises clients in connection with general business and governance matters, real estate transactions, renewable and traditional energy transactions, securities law issues and state and local tax matters. Her experience ranges from representing individuals in start-up ventures to representing multinational corporations in complex financing, real estate and other transactions. Her clients include technology entrepreneurs, real estate developers and investors, traditional and renewable energy companies and banks and other financial institutions. She also advises nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
In 2016, Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers for Business called her an "Up and Coming" attorney in Real Estate, recognizing she "has substantial experience in commercial and residential financing, as well as title review and energy-related matters. One client notes: ‘Debbie is great to work with and has always made me feel better about my worries.'"
Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Debbie practiced law for ten years in Texas and three years in New Mexico. While in Texas, she practiced with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston and Austin and with the law firm of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C. in Austin. Before attending law school, Debbie spent several years in corporate finance at a global energy company in Houston, Texas, where she worked on equity and debt offerings and other capital transactions, financial risk management and asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures.
Debbie received her law degree cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. She received her Master's in Business Administration from the University of Houston and her undergraduate degree with honors in Accounting and Management Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin.
Debbie is active in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque communities, serving on the Board of Directors of WESST (the place to start and grow your business), the Board of Directors of Animal Humane New Mexico, and the Business Advisory Council of the Santa Fe Business Incubator. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys hiking the mountains of New Mexico and backpacking in the backcountry of the western United States.
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1999, cum laude
- University of Houston, M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance, 1995
University of Texas, B.B.A. in Accounting and Management Information Systems, 1987, with honors
- New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico