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Resources for SBNM Business Law Section Members

I. New Mexico Business Organization and Choice of Entity:

• On the NM Public Regulation Commission website

See: Corporations Bureau – Starting a Business in New Mexico, by Robert D. Gorman, Esq. C.P.A.; and Charter Document FAQs.

• Note: to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit New Mexico corporation, the Articles of Incorporation must include the necessary language to be recognized as "tax exempt" by the IRS.
See IRS Publication 557 and Instruction to Form 1023

Triple LP Comes to New Mexico CLE presentation by Jack Burton on November 14, 2007.

Rider A:


Keatinge and Conaway on Choice of Business Entity: Selecting Form and Structure for a Closely-Held Business (2009) Thomson West publishers 


Model Real Estate Development Operating Agreement with Commentary, by Joint Task Force of ABA Section of Business Law, The Business Lawyer, Vol. 63, p.385 (Feb. 2008)


Tax Considerations in Forming an S Corporation or Limited Liability Company, by Dean B. Cross, Esq. (from 2009 Business Law Institute CLE)

II. Securities Law

What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Small Offerings of Securities
, by Robert S. Simon, Esq. and Michael J. Vargon, Esq. (from 2009 Business Law Institute CLE) [see tax info above

III. UCC Issues:


IV. Opinions

Lawyers' Opinion Letters in Mortgage Loan Transactions New Mexico, 2003, Opinion Letters Task Forces, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of New Mexico
(copies and information on status of pending revision available from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section).

ABA Legal Opinion Resource Center


V. Relevant Intellectual Property Issues

What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property, by Gina Constant, Esq., New Mexico Lawyer Vol. 3, No. 4 October 6, 2008 and 2009 Business Law Institute CLE materials

VI. Employment Law Matters

The Seven Deadly Sins of Employment Law (January 21, 2006)

VII. Miscellaneous

Domain Names May Need Protection From XXX Designation by Flavia Campbell and Jeffrey H. Albright

Perfection of Vendor Interests in New Mexico Real Estate Contracts Under Revised Article 9 of the UCC by Bradley P. Tepper, Esq.

Top Ten List of Drafting Dos and Don'ts by Robert D. Gorman, Esq., C.P.A.

Drafting Documents that Even Clients Might Appreciate (May 10, 2007)

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