For over sixty years, the Santa Fe law office of Comeau, Maldegen, Templeman & Indall, L.L.P. and its predecessors have engaged in the general practice of law for the benefit of clients in New Mexico and beyond. Focusing primarily on serving the needs of business and commercial clients, the firm has significant practices in the areas of banking, utilities, antitrust, insurance, natural resources, transportation, and real estate.
Our attorneys are licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in New Mexico, and several are also admitted to, and have practiced before, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Claims Court, and the United States Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.
As part of our commercial practice, the firm handles litigation, transactions, and real estate matters. Included in these areas are the purchase and sale of commercial properties and businesses, financing related to commercial and real estate transactions, creditor bankruptcy, general corporate and partnership matters, employment law, and environmental law.
Our firm has traditionally had a heavy concentration in the mining industry, and our representation of mining clients has ranged from the patenting of mining claims to participating in regulatory rulemaking hearings to litigation on environmental, insurance, and antitrust issues. We have also represented mining clients on legislative matters in both the state legislature and before the United States Congress. The firm has also had a long-time practice in utility matters, and we have handled a broad variety of administrative, corporate, and litigation matters for our utility clients as well as represented them on legislative matters in the state legislature.
Banking and shareholder litigation are areas of considerable attention in the firm's practice. The firm is involved in all aspects of representation on banking matters for corporate clients and financial institutions. We have handled various fraud and misapplication of funds cases and have defended securities dealers in suits alleging violation of securities acts and regulations.
Over the course of our history, the firm has also had an active practice representing local companies and individuals on business and personal matters including real estate, estate planning, probate, and domestic cases. The firm has also represented various insurance companies on coverage matters and in defense of their insureds, and has, for some years, represented major trucking lines on claims arising out of interstate transportation of goods.
The firm is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys. This is the highest rating available to a firm, denoting an exceptional level of legal ability, ethics, and professionalism. The firm has also been awarded a 2011-2017 "Best Law Firm" Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law and Mining Law. Additionally, five of the firm's partners are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and six are listed in Best Lawyers in America in such fields as Administrative Law, Appellate Practice, Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Mining, Real Estate and Regulatory Law. We value our long-standing relationships with clients and look forward to continuing our tradition of providing top-quality legal representation. If you need assistance with a legal matter in Santa Fe or statewide, contact Comeau, Maldegen, Templeman & Indall, L.L.P. to find out how we can help.