Albuquerque Firm Represents Clients Throughout New Mexico

Accomplished attorneys handle business litigation, estate planning, trust and estate litigation, business law, employee benefit plans and commercial real estate

Across New Mexico, the firm of Hurley, Toevs, Styles, Hamblin & Panter, P.A. offers knowledgeable advice and effective advocacy to individuals and companies. From our office in Albuquerque, our experienced attorneys handle a broad range of legal concerns, including matters relating to business litigation, estate planning, trust and estate litigation, business law, employee benefit plans and commercial real estate.

Lawyers who have earned a strong reputation among clients and peers

For more than 25 years, our firm has been a valued partner to a diverse group of New Mexico clients because our attorneys are:

  • Respected leaders — Our firm has been recognized by clients, colleagues and professional publications for consistently providing exceptional legal counsel. Attorneys Thomas H. Toevs, Mark Styles, Danielle R. Panter, Gregory W. MacKenzie and Lalita Deverakonda have earned AV Preeminent® Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of their legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with their work. Attorney Vince Haslam has consistently been recognized as a rising star and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch in the field of estate planning, business formation and tax law.
  • Determined advocates — Our litigation attorneys are proven courtroom advocates and skillful negotiators who are determined to secure the best possible outcome for the individuals and companies we represent.  
  • Dedicated professionals — Our attorneys are passionate about the law in their respective fields. For example, in 2003, Attorney Styles was elected fellow to American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is designated as a Super Lawyer. Attorney Panter is an active member of the Pacific Coast TE/GE Joint IRS Practitioner Council since inception and, prior to that, the Mountain States TE/GE Joint IRS Practitioner Council. Attorneys MacKenzie and Haslam are frequently asked to provide presentations to professional audiences on their respective areas of practice. Both are active within the New Mexico State Bar Real Property Trust and Estate Section and are committed to educating other lawyers on law-based problem solving. Moreover, in 2010, Attorney MacKenzie was elected as a fellow to the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Attorney MacKenzie has also received multiple recognitions from Best Lawyers and is designated as a Super Lawyer. Attorney Devarakonda is also very active in the Real Property Trust & Estate Section of the New Mexico State Bar, as well as the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee organized by the New Mexico Supreme Court.
  • Strategic thinkers — With more than a century of combined legal experience, we have a thorough understanding of the laws that affect our clients. When faced with a legal challenge, our attorneys frequently devise innovative solutions that might not be apparent to others.

While we handle highly complex matters, our firm’s size gives us the ability to devote personal attention to everyone we serve. 

Legal counselors handle probate, tax, commercial real estate and trust litigation matters

Across the state, we provide trustworthy counsel in numerous legal practice areas, including:

  • Business law — Large and small companies rely on us for various business law needs, such as assistance with transactions, contracts, succession planning and the formation of legal entities. We also have extensive experience representing banks and other financial institutions.
  • Commercial real estate — We assist clients in sophisticated and complex commercial real estate transactions.
  • ERISA and employee benefits — We offer insightful guidance on ERISA compliance and other issues relating to employee benefits and retention plans.
  • Estate planning — Our attorneys help New Mexico residents protect their loved ones through sound estate planning for taxable and non-taxable estates. Estate planning can the involve the creation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, but also other vehicles custom designed for the client to minimize tax exposure and manage the client’s legacy as he or she sees fit. In particular, our attorneys can recommend solutions for clients who have children from prior marriages and help in creating plans to manage the difficulties those situations can present.  
  • Guardianship and conservatorship — If someone close to you is not able to take care of their personal or financial needs and either has not identified a surrogate decision-maker to act on their behalf or has identified a surrogate but that person is unwilling or unfit to perform the task.
  • Trust and estate litigation — When disputes exist relating to probate or the administration of a trust, we provide strong advocacy in estate and trust litigation. We provide strong advocacy in estate and trust litigation to individuals as well as institutional fiduciaries including trust companies and banking institutions. 
  • Tax law — While not all our clients have taxable estates, many do. Our estate planning attorneys keep current on the dynamic law as it applies to federal estate tax and leverage that knowledge in helping clients create estate plans that minimize their estate tax exposure. Estate planning, however, is not the only area of law where issues of taxation may be prominent. Business transactions often involve the consideration of tax as an important element. Our estate planning and business attorneys are knowledgeable and current in these areas to provide our clients with sound tax advice.

Retaining the right attorney allows you to fully understand the rules which govern the objectives you might want to achieve. With a detailed understanding of those rules and decades of practical experience, our attorneys can help you make the best decisions on the issues that matter to you.

Contact a knowledgeable New Mexico attorney to schedule a consultation

Hurley, Toevs, Styles, Hamblin & Panter, P.A. in Albuquerque handles a variety of legal challenges for clients throughout New Mexico, including matters relating to business law, real estate, employment benefits, trusts and estates. Please call 505-888-1188 or contact us online to make an appointment.