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Attorney Profiles - Comeau & Maldegen

Michael R. Comeau

A partner in the firm since 1978, Michael R. Comeau practices in the areas of commercial litigation, business transactions, banking and finance law, real estate, natural resources, environmental law, and appellate law throughout New Mexico and nationwide.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Comeau served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Donnan Stephenson of the New Mexico Supreme Court from 1973-74.  He then became General Counsel to the New Mexico Public Service Commission, serving the state from 1974-75.  Mr. Comeau joined the firm in 1975 and became a partner in 1978.

He has extensive experience representing banks and other lenders in financing transactions, and he routinely advises corporations, other business entities, and individuals in the acquisition and sale of both businesses and real estate.  Mr. Comeau also advises corporate boards, LLCs, and partnerships on governance and regulatory matters.  He has been retained by the Governor of New Mexico and the U.S. Government on investigative and litigation matters.

Mr. Comeau has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 1991, reflective of the highest degree of legal ability, ethics, and professionalism.  He has also been listed in the 2013-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers In America in the categories of Appellate Practice and Banking and Finance Law. He has served on the State Bar's Judicial Selection Committee and is a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation, a distinction reserved for one-third of one percent of lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication in their public and private careers to the welfare of their communities.

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Larry D. Maldegen

Attorney Larry D. Maldegen has practiced with the firm since 1975, focusing primarily on the areas of commercial law and litigation, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, and real estate.

Mr. Maldegen began his commercial litigation experience by participating in the Firm's representation of the plaintiff in the seminal New Mexico case of United Nuclear v. General AtomicSince then he has represented individual and corporate clients in litigation involving contracts, employment, real estate, antitrust, will contracts, unfair practices, fraud, construction, and franchise termination. He is listed in the 2012-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Commercial Litigation and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

For more than fifteen years, Mr. Maldegen has been extensively involved with alternative dispute resolution as the party or court-appointed arbitrator or mediator.  He has mediated scores of cases involving contract, construction, employment, estate, fraud, unfair practice, and real estate development.  He has also been appointed by courts and parties as an arbitrator in numerous similar cases.

For many years, Mr. Maldegen has devoted a significant portion of his practice to healthcare law.  His representation of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and one of its members, SVH SupportCo, has involved a number of matters including regulatory compliance, governance, employment, contracting, and environmental issues.

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