Business Law

New Mexico business lawyer David Baake helps businesses with a variety of transactional matters, such as drafting operating agreements and other contracts and developing strategies to raise capital. When drafting contracts, it is highly advisable to have someone with litigation experience review the terms of the agreement. Business attorneys practicing in New Mexico know that a poorly drafted contract can result in expensive, time-consuming litigation, and can help clients avoid these pitfalls by drafting clear, comprehensive contracts. David is quick to identify ambiguities that could result in litigation. David also has experience helping companies raise capital through exempt offerings by drafting private placement memorandums and securing “no action” assurances from the New Mexico Securities Division. He has helped New Mexico businesses with other transactional issues, for example, by provide enforceability opinions for commercial real estate transactions, providing analysis of relevant tax provision, and assisting in negotiations with government agencies with respect to permitting issues.

David’s business law practice also includes a substantial litigation component. Partnership disputes are a staple of this practice. If you have a dispute with a business partner, you need an experienced business litigator to help you develop your claims, obtain the evidence you need, and guide your case towards a favorable resolution. David has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in these actions. He works closely with financial experts who can analyze company records to determine what each partner’s interest in the company is worth, to ensure a fair settlement is reached. If you find yourself in a dispute with a business partner in New Mexico, you should retain an experienced business lawyer like David as soon as possible.

Contract disputes are another staple of business litigation. Businesses use contracts to govern their relationships with suppliers, buyers, employees, contractors, and others. You can do a lot to minimize litigation risk by hiring a business lawyer at the front-end. But it is impossible to eliminate all ambiguity or to address every eventuality in a contract, and if a dispute arises, you need a commercial litigator to explain why your interpretation of the contract makes the most sense, considering the language and the surrounding context, including industry practice and the parties’ the course of dealings. In other cases, it may be possible to argue that a contract is void and unenforceable. If you find yourself in a contract dispute, you should retain a New Mexico business lawyer to assist you in resolving the dispute on favorable terms.

Real estate issues are another perennial source of litigation. Commercial landlords and tenants may dispute whether the tenant is complying with the terms of the lease agreement. Disputes with neighbors may also arise—for example, about the boundary that separates the properties or about activities that may constitute a nuisance. Developers and contractors often find themselves in litigation about whether their performance was adequate under the contract or whether they are being paid their fair share under a profit-sharing agreement. Clients may also find themselves with tort claims against a neighboring property owner whose activities damaged the client’s property. Whatever your issue, if you require a New Mexico attorney to assist with a business law issue, contact us today.

Client Reviews

Very knowledgeable! We hired Mr. Baake after our previous lawyer was suspended just one month before our trial date. We are so glad we found him! We were being sued for $250,000, and were going to lose our case. Mr. Baake was much more knowledgeable. He brought up several issues that our other...

B. Crane

We run a small business in AZ and had a customer in New Mexico who hadn’t paid us for product and services rendered. The customer was in the process of trying to sell their business so we had to intervene in their sale to get our proceeds. It was an out of the box kind of situation and David took it...

M. B.

David is our go-to attorney for resolving contract and real estate disputes. He isn't afraid to go up against big corporations to fight for what is right, but always keeps an eye on how to resolve matters in a way where the out-of-pocket cost for us is minimized. We trust David's opinion both on...

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