Practice Areas

For twenty five years, Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. has been providing effective and efficient legal services in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and throughout New Mexico. Established in 1989, Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.’s innovative approach and dedication to its clients remain unsurpassed in the legal community. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. clientele range from New Mexico’s largest builders and developers to individuals seeking assistance in basic probate matters. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. has a strong community presence and long standing working relationship with local government. The practice areas we have legal expertise in are listed below. When you need legal help in any of these areas in Albuquerque or throughout New Mexico give Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. a call and put our vast experience to work for you.
Real Estate Law
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. has the experience and knowledge to serve its clients in all aspects of commercial and retail real estate law, including construction loans, commercial financing mortgage lending, acquisitions and sales of commercial real estate, leasing, and landlord-tenant matters. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. represents developers, property managers, insurance companies, and property owner associations. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. has worked with its clients on hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, mixed-use developments, condominium developments, residential and commercial subdivisions, and undeveloped land. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. works with its clients to form general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations for the acquisition and operation of real estate.
Land Use Law
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. represents clients in all phases of land development, from pre-acquisition to disposition, and each stage in between. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.’s long standing presence in the community and strong working relationship with local government serves Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. clients well. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.has worked with its clients on subdivision approvals for residential housing developments, land development approvals for new office, industrial and commercial developments, land development approvals for renovations and expansions, re-zonings, special use zonings, conditional use approvals, and variances and certificates.
Construction Law
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. routinely represents clients in negotiating and drafting residential and commercial construction contracts, including providing analysis and advice on relevant issues such as indemnity provisions and insurance requirements and negotiating and drafting language relating to progress and final payments, project closeout and warranty provisions. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. represents contractors, subcontractors and material providers.
Business & Corporate Law
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. recognizes the importance of business owners in protecting their assets. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. guides its clients through the process of entity formation. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. works with its clients to choose the entity that is the best fit, whether it is a corporation, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, partnership, or nonprofit corporation. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. drafts, reviews, and files all necessary documentation. In addition to the formation of entities, Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. works with its clients to ensure entities are properly maintained and remain in good standing. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. also advises clients in a variety of corporate related transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint venture transactions. In addition, Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. provides tax analysis and works with accountants and other advisors to provide complete business planning.
Water Law
We will help our clients with all aspects of water rights. Whether it’s acquiring water rights or protecting them, we’ve got you covered. Water is one of the most important resources in New Mexico and we understand how important it is for you. We will use our experience and knowledge to get our clients what they need.
Contract Law
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. represents its clients in all aspects of contract law. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. works to negotiate a contract that is both beneficial to its client, while remaining reasonable to ensure a strong working relationship with the other parties to the contract. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. represents its clients through each juncture of the contracting process, from the initial negotiations, drafting and finalization of the contract, to the implementation and enforcement of the rights and obligations outlined within the final contract.
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.’s experience and expertise in a wide array of practice areas enables the firm to provide its clients with effective, efficient representation in New Mexico courtrooms. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. attorneys have strong working knowledge of each step in the litigation process, including dispute resolution and settlement outside of the courtroom.
Wills, Probate & Estate Planning
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. offers its clients expertise and guidance in drafting wills, living wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. works to create an effective instrument which ensures that its clients’ assets are distributed in accordance with their wishes and in the most efficient and problem-free manner possible. Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. also works with its clients on the probate process and non-probate transfers.
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