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New Mexico's appealing cultural diversity, climate and landscapes, as well as the special events it has become known for, have coalesced to create a vibrant hospitality industry that serves both in-state consumers as well as national and international tourists and travelers who rightly view New Mexico as one of the world's more enchanting destinations.  Our lawyers include skilled business lawyers, employment law practitioners and litigators with the depth of experience and expertise to address the wide-ranging legal needs of a diverse hospitality industry.



Modrall Sperling's hospitality clientele is comprised of diverse businesses engaged in providing a vast array of services, including hotels, restaurants, performance venues, recreational and sports businesses and nightclubs, beverage distributors, transportation services, production companies, non-profit arts organizations, and others.  Each type of business or organization has unique legal needs and issues that arise in the daily course of operations.  One size does not fit all in this important and substantial New Mexico industry group.

Our lawyers are knowledgeable in the nuances of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other enterprise forms, as well as franchising.  Our strategic advice to business clients includes gross receipts tax and other state, federal and Indian tax advice.  We have deep experience in areas such as construction and design; building codes and environmental compliance; employee relations, benefits and ERISA issues; real estate and zoning matters; and liability risk issues.  We regularly represent property owners and managers in investigation and defense of litigation claims including personal injuries involving diverse circumstances ranging from falls, bedbugs, premises liability to over-serving, as well as employment and workers compensation claims, and general commercial litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolutions.

Within New Mexico, our firm is an active member of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Association of Commerce and Industry, New Mexico First and other chambers organizations (state, local and Indian).  Our attorneys also serve on boards or represent various performing arts, museums and visual arts organizations that are a part of the hospitality fabric that makes New Mexico such a desirable destination and place of domicile.  We also work with other state and national groups on numerous issues of interest to the hospitality industry.