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Robert D. Gorman Named 2011 Business Lawyer of the Year

Robert D. Gorman

Albuquerque, N.M.—The board of directors of the State Bar Business Law Section named Robert D. Gorman its Business Lawyer of the Year award in recognition of his significant services to the citizens of New Mexico and the business law community. Gorman will be presented the award at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 4, during a reception at the State Bar Center following the 2011 Business Law Institute.

Gorman is a well-respected and highly regarded business lawyer known for his substantive knowledge and competence. He has had an AV Martindale rating for ten years and is listed in Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition to his legal background and education, he is a certified public accountant, which gives him additional business background and insight into the needs and requirements of his business clients. Gorman’s contributions to the practice of business law within the State Bar of New Mexico are extensive. He has presented CLE programs in business and tax law and has served as a board member of the Business Law Section of the State Bar for six years and chair and board member of the Tax Section for six years. He has mentored three lawyers as part of the State Bar Mentoring Program. His contributions outside the State Bar are equally remarkable. He has taught CPE courses for the New Mexico State Society of CPAs. He has also been a business law instructor at the University of Phoenix and an author and committee/task force member of various New Mexico PRC committees. He served on the Supervisory Committee of First Financial Credit Union (volunteer position) and has performed pro bono legal work and volunteer financial work for various Catholic organizations and entities. Gorman co-authored Limited Liability Companies: The Entity of Choice in New Mexico (NBI 1994).

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 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.