Practice Areas

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we build on a distinguished history spanning more than a century. From our roots as one of the first law firms in the Pecos Valley area of New Mexico, we have carried on a legacy of excellence in legal services for clients both locally and nationwide.

Our legal team includes experienced attorneys who are leaders in their fields. Many of the firm's past and present lawyers have played significant roles in shaping the course of legislation and administrative rule-making in areas relevant to our clients' industries. We are intimately familiar with the federal, state and local bodies of law that impact our clients.

We draw on in-depth legal knowledge and industry acumen to provide strategic legal solutions.

Meeting The Legal Needs Of Clients Throughout The Permian Basin

The firm provides legal services in a broad range of civil areas, including:

  • Natural resources law: Our comprehensive oil and gas practice has been a core area for the firm since the first oil boom in New Mexico in the 1920s. We also assist clients in navigating the legal issues associated with alternative energy sources, mining and water law.
  • Environmental law: We represent clients in environmental litigation as well as regulatory matters before state and federal agencies.
  • Public utility law: The firm provides legal counsel for public utilities, energy companies and cooperatives in a broad range of regulatory and litigation matters.
  • Business law and litigation: We represent business and government entities in litigation and transactional matters, including tort defense, civil rights defense, medical malpractice defense and real estate transactions.
  • Estate planning: We provide strategic estate planning services for business owners and individuals.
  • Taxation: We provide tax counsel for businesses and individuals, and we represent clients in taxation disputes.
  • Labor and employment law

Our clients include businesses, government entities, health care organizations, developers, property owners and individuals throughout New Mexico. We also partner with in-house attorneys and other firms to serve as local counsel for regional matters.

Contact The Firm

To learn more about our areas of practice, please contact the firm online or by phone. Our offices are located in Santa Fe, Roswell and in New Mexico.