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The attorneys at Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC provide a full range of legal services in the areas of business entities and business law, real estate transactions, water rights, general civil litigation, estate planning, and probate. Enjoy your visit to our web site, which is designed to provide a general overview of our firm and our services.
7850 Jefferson, Ste.140
P.O. Box 93760
Albuquerque NM 87199
Our law firm provides a wide range of legal services in the areas of business, real estate transactions, water rights, general civil litigation, estate planning, and probate.
Business Law Our attorneys advise and assist clients in a wide variety of business activities. Our firm's practice includes planning and organizing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and sole proprietorships; arranging commercial real estate financing; business mergers, acquisitions, sales, and dissolutions; commercial leasing; dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation; and business litigation. Our attorneys focus on preparing and providing documentation that captures the intent of the parties in a clear, concise, and understandable manner. Our clients include small businesses, such as sole proprietorships, family-owned businesses, and closely held businesses, as well as larger domestic and interstate businesses. Summary of Business Practices Services -business formation -corporations -nonprofit corporations -limited liability companies -partnerships -sole proprietorships -joint ventures -commercial financing -mergers -acquisitions -dissolutions -contracts -disputes -litigation
Donald L. Jones is an owner/member and the senior attorney of Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC. Don graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1969 and has lived in Albuquerque and practiced law in New Mexico for over 35 years. Don has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and he has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law. Don practices in the areas of business, real estate, estate planning, and probate law. Don is dedicated to his community as well as to his law practice. He has served as Vice Chairman and as a Director of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. Don is presently serving as a director of Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque, Inc. In his spare time, Don enjoys playing golf, spending time with his wife, Merri Jean, and visiting his children and granddaughter who live in California and Washington.
Practice Areas: Business law, real estate, estate planning, and probate.
Bar Admissions: 1969, New Mexico; 1969, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico; 1977, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1969
Undergraduate Degree: Texas A & M University and University of Texas, B.A., 1965
Professional Activities and Seminars Presented: Albuquerque Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico; Listed in Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law (1992-93); Seminars Presented: Title Insurance and Abstracts of Title for Continuing Legal Education of the State Bar of New Mexico, Inc.; Real Estate Financing Documents for Albuquerque Board of Realtors; Commercial Real Estate Transactions for Legal Assistants of New Mexico; Foreclosures and Receiverships for New Mexico Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management; Surveys and Real Estate Contracts for New Mexico Association of Surveyors and Mappers; Joint Ventures between U.S. and Mexican Companies for The Mexico Business Seminar.
Community Involvement: Vice President and Director, Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque, Inc. (2008); Co-Chairman, Equal Access to Justice Fund Campaign Committee (1992); President and Board Member, Albuquerque Youth Symphony Parents Association (1987-88). Board of Directors, Albuquerque Jaycees (1971-72).
University of New Mexico School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1969
J. Brian Smith is an owner/member of Jones & Smith Law Firm, LLC. Brian graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1999. During law school, Brian served as the Coordinating and Processing Editor for the Natural Resources Journal. Since that time, he has been practicing law in New Mexico in the areas of real estate, water rights, business law, estate planning, probate, and general civil litigation. Prior to law school, Brian worked for many years in the area of coal mining reclamation in Virginia, Tennessee, and the western United States. Brian and his wife, Teresa, have been residents of New Mexico for over 20 years. Brian enjoys golfing, and he and Teresa enjoy traveling, landscaping, and gardening.
Practice Areas: Real estate, water rights, business law, estate planning, probate, and general civil litigation.
Bar Admissions: 1999, New Mexico; 2000, United States District Court, District of New Mexico; 2002, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1999; Certificate in Natural Resources; Coordinating and Processing Editor for the Natural Resources Journal; Author: Comment, "Western Wetlands, the Backwater of Wetlands Regulation," 39 Nat. Resources J. 357, 1999.
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.S. in Forestry & Wildlife, 1978.
Professional Activities and Seminars Presented: State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque Bar Association, American Bar Association; Member, New Mexico Bar Real Estate Section; Director, New Mexico Bar Solo and Small Practitioner Section (2006-2008); Director (1995-1997), Officer (1995-2009), Richland Meadows Homeowners Association; Presenter: "Does Critical Habitat Designation Provide Additional Protection to Endangered Species?" CLE International, Albuquerque, NM June 21, 2001.
University of New Mexico School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1999