Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Nadine Shea’s practice is focused on estate planning, probate administration, state and federal taxation and taxpayer advocacy, and business law. In her estate planning practice, Nadine listens to her clients’ wishes and concerns to gain an understanding of the family dynamics. After helping her clients identify their objectives and evaluate alternatives, she prepares wills, trusts, and powers of attorney tailored to meet her clients’ specific needs, address estate and gift tax issues, and account for future contingencies.

Nadine advises and represents clients in both formal and informal probate proceedings involving estates ranging from a single asset to those with significant wealth, interests in ongoing businesses, and assets located in multiple states. Nadine also assists individuals in preserving their rights as heirs or beneficiaries, and she works with family members seeking appointment as guardian and conservator of a loved one.

In her business practice, Nadine assists clients with “choice of entity” decisions, the formation of business and nonprofit entities, asset acquisitions and sales, and other commercial transactions.


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2005, with honors

St. John’s College, B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1991

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, Board of Directors

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • New Mexico Estate Planning Council, Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Pro Bono services through the Law Access New Mexico Volunteer Attorney Pool