Jim brings over 40 years experience giving advice and counsel to his clients in the areas of federal taxation, estate planning, employee benefits, and health care law. A large part of Jim's practice is devoted to the representation of family businesses, succession planning, professional practice groups. Because of Jim's expertise, he is a sought after speaker and has made presentations at professional meetings for the New Mexico Family Business Alliance, the New Mexico Estate Planning Council, and the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council.
Jim Parker is widely considered "one of the deans of business law in New Mexico," recently reported Chambers USA, where he has been continuously selected since 2003. He has been recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (Charter Fellow), and by the American College of Tax Counsel. Jim was named Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Albuquerque in 2012 by Best Lawyers of America®, where he has been listed each year since 1993. In addition, he has attained Martindale-Hubbell's AV® rating and is named among those listed in Southwest Super Lawyers®.
In addition to his practice, Jim is active in community and professional non-profit organizations. He is co-founder and director of the New Mexico Family Business Alliance. He serves as Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center, Director of the Corrales Cultural Arts Council and provides pro-bono services for a number of non-profit organizations. Jim is the Head Baseball Coach for the Albuquerque Academy Middle School.
University of Oklahoma, LL.B., 1966
- Oklahoma State University, B.S. in Accounting, 1964
- New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court