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October 30, 2013

D.D. Wolohan, Communications and Member Services Program Manager, (505) 797-6039

Dylan O’Reilly Named 2013 Business Lawyer of the Year


Albuquerque, N.M.— The board of directors of the State Bar Business Law Section named Dylan O’Reilly as the Business Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding services to the citizens of New Mexico and the business law community.  O’Reilly will be presented with the award on Nov. 1, during a reception at the State Bar Center following the 2013 Business Law Institute.


O’Reilly practices in Farmington with Miller Stratvert PA, where he represents of business clients. His diverse business practice mirrors the variety of work that business clients in a small town demand—with transactions ranging from entity formation to complex contracts and opinions, and litigation matters spanning from collections to trade secret litigation.


O’Reilly has developed a monthly free business law program for San Juan County businesses called “The Strong Business Hour” which teaches participants good business practices on a variety of topics including the handling of employment issues, the importance of keeping good corporate books and records, and improving collections on invoices. He also lectures on legal topics at the twice-yearly Non-Profit Board Basics program hosted by San Juan College and Leadership San Juan, a free program that assists area non-profits become more robust and dynamic, by teaching board members best practices for managing those companies. Dylan currently serves on the board of directors of Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico (the rape crisis center and SANE examination provider for San Juan County), the UNM School of Law Alumni Board, and the Leadership San Juan Alumni Association. He has served on the Business Law Section Board of Directors since 2009 and was chair in 2012.


O’Reilly was born and raised in Ruidoso. He attended Oberlin College (B.A.) and the University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D.).


The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 9,000 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.