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Mineral Reservation Clause Allowing Mining Did Not Constrain Surface Owner’s Public Opposition

A New Mexico state court judge has rejected a mineral estate owner’s attempt to constrain a surface owner from publicly opposing its mining project on the basis of a strongly worded mineral reservation that expressly reserved mining rights and attendant surface rights. …

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Environmental Enforcement on Indian Lands

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, New Mexico  Shareholder Deana Bennett will present on the topic of environmental enforcement on Indian lands as part of the 2017 New Mexico State Bar Annual Meeting—Bench and Bar Conference.


Damon Martinez Joins Modrall Sperling

Former U. S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez has joined Modrall Sperling as Of Counsel. Martinez received his dual B. A. degrees in economics and political science, his M….


Spencer Edelman Named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year

Spencer L. Edelman, a Shareholder at Modrall Sperling, has been named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of New Mexico. The honor is…


What Can We Legally Ask Foreign Workers During the Pre-Employment Process?

Employers, both in New Mexico and throughout the United States, often have questions regarding what they can ask an applicant in connection with citizenship status and whether they can make hiring decisions based on the applicant’s status. Fortunately, the U.S. Equal Employment…

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An Employer’s Dilemma in Providing a Recommendation for a Former Employee

As all employers can attest, it can be difficult to determine what information to provide 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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Cross-Border Natural Resource Transactions Workshop

3:00 p.m. Modrall Sperling offices at 500 Fourth Street NW, Suite 1000 Albuquerque, NM 87102 Modrall Sperling is hosting a 90-minute video-linked CLE program for new professionals to learn the basics of the complex area of cross-border natural resource transactions. A networking…


New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Outlook Following 2017 Legislative Session

April 7, 2017 was the last day for the Governor to sign, veto, or pocket veto any bills passed by the New Mexico legislature during the 2017 legislative session.  What passed and what did not is significant for New Mexico’s renewable energy…

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Modrall Sperling Celebrates 80 Years of Legal Service to Clients

May 4, 2017 was a special day in Modrall Sperling history. Clients, friends, attorneys and staff, and members of the judiciary gathered to celebrate the legal legacy of New Mexico law and the integral role played by our firm. Below is a…


Chambers USA 2017 Rankings

The 2017 rankings from Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognize Modrall Sperling and 19 of its attorneys for excellence in six Chambers-designated areas.  The firm received national accolades for its Native American practice with four attorneys nationally ranked in this…

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