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What employers need to know about New Mexico’s domestic abuse leave

While employees and employers are familiar with the terms sick leave, annual leave, and medical leave, New Mexico is also one of several states to require employers to provide an employee with domestic abuse leave. The Promoting Financial Independence for Victims of…

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Tips for employers on how to provide risk-free recommendations for former employees

As all employers can attest, it can be difficult to determine what information to include in a verbal or written recommendation for departing employees. Indeed, some managers find themselves dreading a phone call from a prospective employer of a former employee.  That…

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What’s in a Net Royalty Acre?

We all understand the definition of “net mineral acre.” It is derived by multiplying a fractional interest in minerals by the acreage over which the interest is owned….

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Retirement Plans to the Rescue with Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changes

One of the major changes in the tax law enacted last December in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) was the creation of a new deduction for…

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Modrall Sperling Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2019

Nine shareholders have been selected by Best Lawyers in America® as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated market is honored with this recognition. Lawyers listed by Best…

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Which is Better for Business Owners: Compensation or Dividends?

One of the major changes in the tax law enacted last December in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the creation of a new deduction for…

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Subject to Interpretation

“‘The words ‘subject to,’ used in their ordinary sense, mean ‘subordinate to,’ ‘subservient to’ or ‘limited by.’” Kokernot v. Caldwell, 231 S.W.2d 528 (Tex. Civ. App. – Dallas,…

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Deducting Entertainment and Meal Expenses After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made major changes to the laws on business deductions for entertainment and meals, and these new rules will have some impact on…

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Construction Law in New Mexico

This is a summary guide to some aspects of construction law in New Mexico that are important for out-of-state individuals or corporations to keep in mind when doing…

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Which Door is Closing for Taxpayers with Foreign Financial Assets

On Sept. 28, 2018, the IRS will be closing its 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), a program that assists taxpayers who failed to disclose foreign financial assets and to pay all tax on any income related to such assets. To patriciate…

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