Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Tony Andrade’s practice is focused on complex commercial and real estate matters in both state and federal courts. Tony counsels clients on issues concerning partnerships, contracts, negligence, and general business torts. He also litigates a wide array of real estate related matters, including condemnation, commercial evictions, commercial mortgage foreclosures, easement and boundary disputes, and enforcement of purchase agreements.

Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Tony advised Silicon Valley real estate startups on a variety of matters, including growth strategy, regulatory compliance, and the legality of proposed business structures in target U.S. markets, while also preparing these companies for investment funding and corporate acquisition.

Beyond his law practice, Tony competes across the Southwest in road and mountain bike races, serves on State Bar and school boards of directors, and enjoys getting outside with family in the mountains of Santa Fe and his native Los Alamos.


University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2006; Dean’s List; Natural Resources Journal, Lead Articles Editor

University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Summer 2004; International Law Intensive Study Abroad, Oxford, England

Wake Forest University, B.A. History, minor German, 2002; NCAA Division I Soccer, Track & Field; Deans List; Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society; Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll

Bar Admissions

New Mexico


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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • Counseled Los-Angeles-based real estate startup, Open Listings, on best business practices and legality of proposed business structure in anticipated markets. Co-designed innovative real estate purchase platform resulting in corporate acquisition by Opendoor Technologies (NASDAQ: OPEN).
  • Counseled Silicon Valley real estate startup, Torii, on corporate formation, growth strategy, and legality of proposed real estate business structure in various California markets. Secured $3.2mm seed round.
  • Successfully moved for sustained entry of default and stricken answer despite law and public policy favoring trial on the merits in construction creditor defense.
  • Negotiated settlement in federal asset forfeiture matter, successfully advocating for client’s retention of real property.
  • Successfully moved for summary judgment in construction defect action.
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • State Bar of California