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Blindly throwing your business' energy and money at a legal problem and hoping for the best is not likely to yield a result that makes sense for your company. Even if you win a legal battle, it is a small consolation if you lose the business war. The tail shouldn't wag the dog. Any solution to a legal issue for your company has to make sense for your business, not just your lawyers. The Law Firm of Business Law Southwest understands this and will help you make sense of it all

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320 Gold Ave SW
Ste. 610
Albuquerque NM 87102


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Business Law That Makes Business Sense

We help businesses of all sizes in all transaction-related mattersfrom business formation and partnership agreements to commercial real estate and everything in between. As a difference-maker for businesses, our business transactions attorneys provide practical business advice, assistance with corporate planning and strategy, and routinely draft and review contracts and other legal documents. Adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards, our business consulting practice involves a wide array of services


Business Law That Makes Business Sense

Business litigation. Whether you are bringing an action or responding to an action, it's stressful to say the least. It is our desire to help you through this stressful time with the advice and expertise you need to make the best decisions for your business. Business Law Southwest are Business Litigation Attorneys.

Intellectual Property

Business Law That Makes Business Sense

Every day, you work hard to ensure that you are able to build your knowledge base and maintain an advantage over your competitors. When you have exclusive ownership of the knowledge and trade secrets you have amassed, you want to preserve the information as your own. Our Albuquerque law firm can implement and enforce legal measures to protect your intellectual property.

Alicia McConnell

Business Law SouthWest

Alicia M. McConnell is an associate of the firm and a newly-admitted member of the New Mexico Bar. Her practice includes business litigation, general civil litigation, and criminal defense. Prior to becoming an associate, Mrs. McConnell was employed by the firm as a law clerk where she provided support for complex civil and criminal matters, primarily in federal court. She also researched, drafted, and prepared briefs for submission in both state and federal court, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Having several years of experience at the firm in other capacities, her knowledge with regard to business law extends beyond her recent admittance to the Bar.
Mrs. McConnell obtained her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude in 2013 from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and was granted membership to the Order of the Coif following graduation. As a law student, she received Clinical Honors for her work in the Business and Tax Clinic. Mrs. McConnell's case note was selected for publication in the New Mexico Law Review, and she also served as a student article editor for the Law Review. As a judicial extern for the Honorable James O. Browning, Mrs. McConnell performed legal research and analysis, prepared draft opinions in the areas of federal civil procedure, and attended several criminal and civil motions hearings, criminal detention hearings and a homicide trial.


The University of New Mexico School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2013

The University of New Mexico
B.A, 2000

Donald Kochersberger

Business Law SouthWest

Donald F. Kochersberger is a Member of the firm and has been with BLSW since 2005. His practice emphasizes complex litigation matters, including shareholder, member and partner disputes, contracts, business tort, unfair practices, restrictive covenant and non-compete agreements, employee theft and misconduct cases, and customer and vendor disputes. Mr. Kochersberger has served as counsel for a number of local, regional and national companies, as well as individuals engaged in business disputes. Mr. Kochersberger also represents clients accused of malfeasance in criminal courts, as well as administrative proceedings.
Mr. Kochersberger has substantial trial experience in the state and federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, he managed another Albuquerque law firm focusing his efforts on the defense of individuals accused of serious crimes. He was appointed by the State of New Mexico to represent hundreds of criminal defendants through the first seven years of his practice of law, and tried dozens of those cases to juries in New Mexico. He has also been a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico for more than ten years. Recognized as a preeminent lawyer by his peers, he has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, one of its Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation, and he is honored on its Top-1% of Professionals. He was also recognized as Corp. America's New Mexico Lawyer of the Year for 2016. Mr. Kochersberger is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Mexico and the State of Texas.
Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Kochersberger has valuable experience in business and medicine, which he applies to his cases. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kochersberger was a paramedic in the inner city of Buffalo, New York.


The State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A, B.S, 1993

The University of Toledo
Juris Doctor, 1997

Kallie Dixon

Business Law SouthWest

By applying her legal expertise and unique professional background Kallie Dixon finds the best possible legal solutions for each of her clients. Ms. Dixon has successfully handled a range of legal issues in New Mexico from business law and professional liability disputes to personal injury and criminal defense cases. An experienced courtroom lawyer, Ms. Dixon is also adept at presenting a powerful case in front of a judge and jury.
While her legal experience is the heart of her practice, Ms. Dixon's personal, compassionate approach helps her establish strong connections with her clients. She's committed to working with all of her clients directly and is with them every step of the way.
Ms. Dixon is particularly adept at handling medical malpractice and professional licensure cases because she has nearly a decade of experience working as a licensed practical nurse in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. She understands the work environments, systems, and challenges medical professionals face every day and uses that knowledge to successfully litigate professional licensure and medical malpractice cases. She continues to hold her nursing license so she's up-to-date on the medical industry.
Ms. Dixon earned her undergraduate degree in agricultural economics from New Mexico State University in 2001. After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2004, Ms. Dixon worked at two New Mexico law firms where she earned valuable experience in business law, medical malpractice, professional licensure, and more.


New Mexico State University
Agricultural Economics, 2001

The University of New Mexico School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2004

Timothy Mortimer

Business Law SouthWest

Timothy R. Mortimer has expertise in several practice areas, including business litigation, probate work on wills and estates, and managing business transactions including real estate contracts and business-to-business contracts for contractors and subcontractors. Mr. Mortimer has a depth of experience helping small businesses optimize their start up process and in related litigation. He has counseled individuals and companies on a wide range of business issues including: formation of, and disputes regarding, employment and independent contractor agreements, stock and asset purchases and sales, real estate agreements and disputes, and the creation, enforcement and breach of all types of contracts. A significant portion of his practice involves disputes between shareholders, members and partners of small business and counseling individuals at the start-up of their companies to minimize the risk of those disputes in the future.
In his probate practice, Mr. Mortimer represents personal representatives and administrators of estates in litigation and in navigating the probate process from start to finish. He represents trustees in disputes and in performing their duties for the trust and its beneficiaries. He also represents beneficiaries under wills and trusts in litigation involving will contests, breaches of duty, undue influence, and other claims they may have against an estate or trust.


New England School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1998

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