Estate Planning



  • Wills
  • Trusts:
    • Revocable Grantor Trusts
    • Irrevocable Creditor Protection Trusts
    • Stand Alone Retirement Trusts
    • Special/Supplemental Needs Trusts
    • Common Pooled Child/Grandchild Trusts
    • Pet Trusts
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Protection Planning for Children and Family Members with Special Needs
  • Powers of Attorney
  • HIPAA Authorization Forms

Business and Corporate Law



  • Commercial Transactions
  • Sale or Purchase of Business
  • Sale or Purchase of Assets
  • Loan Transactions
  • UCC-1 Security Interests  
  • Corporation & LLC Formations
  • Corporate Maintenance
    • Annual Meeting Minutes
    • Corporate Report Filings
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Redemption Agreements
  • Contract Review
  • Business Succession Planning

Real Estate



  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Contract Defaults
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Deeds
  • Lease Agreements
  • Homeowners Associations

Probate and Trust Administration



  • District Court
  • Probate Court
  • Ancillary Probates
  • Affidavits Of Heirship
  • Domiciliary Foreign Personal Representatives

Areas of Practice

Business Law


 Trusted Business Allies 

If you are planning to start your own business in New Mexico, or if you have an existing business and seek assistance with governance, mergers, acquisitions, commercial transactions, succession planning, etc, the experienced and knowledgeable business attorneys at Briones Law Firm can assist. We assist individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:

  • Business entity selection, formation and advice
  • Annual maintenance of the business
  • Mergers, acquisitions and conversions
  • Commercial sale and purchase transactions
  • Due diligence
  • Redemption, Cross Purchase and Hybrid Agreements
  • Contract review, development and disputes
  • Owner disputes

Realizing Your Business Dreams

A focus of our firm is helping clients with their legal business needs. Briones Law Firm, P.A. can advise on issues involving business entity selection, formation and governance and will work with your tax advisor. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, and corporate compliance issues.

Helping Business Owners Move Forward

Felix Briones, Jr. and Paul Briones are seasoned negotiators and will bring their knowledge and experience to the table to work closely with business owners to negotiate and draft contracts, asset purchase agreements, shareholder and member purchase, redemption agreements and buy/sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance and represent businesses in shareholder disputes.

Real Estate Law



Experienced Real Estate Lawyers

Our attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With more than 75 years of combined experience in real estate law, Felix and Paul can help you with:

  • Commercial lease transactions
  • Commercial property sales transactions
  • Homeowners associations
  • Condominium law
  • Foreclosures
  • Real estate contracts
  • Eminent domain
  • Zoning, land-use and building permits
  • Title disputes

Real Estate Transaction Attorneys

From offer to sale, the attorneys at Briones Law Firm, P.A. handle all legal aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. Our attorneys can:

  • Draft or review your sales contract
  • Negotiate real estate agreements
  • Review your lending documents
  • Search and clear title
  • Due diligence
  • Analyze your deal and identify potential problems
  • Handle land use, zoning and permitting
  • Conduct your real estate closing

Real Estate Negotiators

Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. Our attorneys will provide guidance and advice to help you negotiate to a successful resolution. By retaining an experienced ally to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction. This can save time, costs and frustrations.

Probate Process



The Process of Probate

Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. The lawyers at Briones Law Firm, P.A. can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the Will with the New Mexico District or Probate Court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and Managing the Estate

Felix Briones, Jr. and Paul Briones assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. Briones Law Firm, P.A. can assist in every aspect of estate probate or trust administration. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor or trustee duties.

Trust Administration

One of the primary purposes for establishment of a Living Trust is the avoidance of probate. Successor Trustees are called upon to administer the trust estate in accordance with the trust document and state law. The attorneys at Briones Law Firm, P.A. can provide the needed advice and guidance to assist in this process.


Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. We are knowledgeable estate planning, trust administration and, probate attorneys. We have more than 75 years of combined experience in probate and will strive to help ease the stress of probate trust administration by guiding executors, trustees and beneficiaries through the complex process.

Probate Disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our attorneys’ professional presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will, or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our attorneys are experienced at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the New Mexico courts.