John has been representing individuals, governments and businesses in Southern New Mexico for the last 25 years. John has been able to assemble an outstanding group of attorneys, paralegals and support staff, together with whom he has been able to accomplish many important and exciting things for his clients over the years.
John has been involved in commercial and tribal finance for many years and has been able to negotiate work-outs with lenders for distressed clients on a number of occasions. In recognition for his work on one of New Mexico’s largest Chapter 11 cases, John was nominated by the M&A Advisor, a preeminent trade publication, for the 2013 Turnaround Award. John has also negotiated workouts for healthcare debt and for tribal gaming debt. Over the course of his career, John has participated in the reorganization of almost $500,000,000 in debt.
Together with his colleagues at the firm, John has represented clients in many federal and state courts and has a number of published cases including: Meyers v. Armstrong, 324 P.3d 388 (N.M. Ct. App. 2014); Doe v. Santa Clara Pueblo, 154 P.3d 644 (N.M. 2007); Hamaasta, Inc. v. Pueblo of San Felipe, 388 P.3d 977 (N.M. 2016); Antonio v. Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, 242 P.3d 425 (N.M. Ct. App. 2010); and Mescalero Apache Tribe v. State of New Mexico, 131 F.3d 1379 (10th Cir. 1997).
John has represented healthcare entities for two decades, including serving as general counsel for a regional medical center. He has represented physicians, hospitals and midlevel practitioners in many healthcare related contexts. He has put together complex joint ventures and has helped to structure complex financing arrangements for these entities.
John is a native of Alamogordo and has lived here his entire life. He is a fan of Alamogordo Tiger sports and actively participates in many community organizations.