Practice Areas

JHKM Legal Services

Our attorneys provide a wide range of litigation and transactional legal services for a diverse clientele of businesses and individuals in Arizona, New Mexico, and throughout the United States.

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod’s litigators offer clients the benefit of extensive trial, litigation management, complex litigation, and dispute resolution experience. Our transactional lawyers and litigators deliver capable legal advice and superior personal service in the following areas of law:

Antitrust Law & Litigation

View Services
  • Antitrust law & regulation compliance
  • Civil antitrust class action litigation
  • Monopolization and unfair competition
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Antitrust investigations and criminal prosecutions

Learn More

Appellate
Practice

View Services
  • Post-trial motion work
  • Appeals evaluation
  • Full service appellate work
  • Special actions

Learn More

Attorney Regulation & Ethics

View Services
  • Disciplinary processes
  • State bar defense, admissions and reinstatement proceedings
  • Ethics counsel to law firms and attorneys
  • Admission to the Bar as well as moral character proceedings
  • Representation during investigations and formal proceedings

Learn More

Banking
Law

View Services
  • Financial transactions, including real estate lending
  • Loan documents and opinion letters
  • Litigation for lenders, including collections, creditor’s rights matters, foreclosures, receivership, and lender liability defense

Learn More

Business Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

View Services
  • Pre-bankruptcy analysis & financial restructuring
  • Workouts, recoveries & receivership actions
  • Foreclosure actions, asset sales & liquidations
  • All aspects of bankruptcy litigation
  • Negotiate and draft chapter 11 plans, chapter 7, chapter 12, chapter 13 and section 363 sale
  • Seeking prejudgment remedies to recover collateral and preserve assets
  • Obtaining appointment of receivers and administration of receivership
  • Initiating post-judgment collections
  • Investigating and attacking fraudulent transfers by debtors
  • Protecting rights to collateral
  • Preference and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Formulating creditors’ plan of reorganization

Learn More

Business
Law

View Services
  • New business formation
  • Existing business operations
  • Sale or transfer of a business
  • Banking, finance & leasing
  • Dispute resolution

Learn More

Civil Rights & Constitutional Law

View Services
  • Discrimination claims based on age, sex, race, religion and disability
  • Harassment claims
  • Allegations of constitutional violations

Learn More

Commercial
Real Estate

View Services
  • Purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts, commercial lease agreements & lending agreements
  • Commercial financing for acquisition & construction
  • Evaluating documents & titles
  • Closings
  • Litigation, mediation & arbitration

Learn More

Construction
Law

View Services
  • Navigating the bid process
  • Managing bid protest actions
  • Assisting with lien & bond rights
  • Claims for additional compensation, additional time and unresolved matters in the construction process
  • Asserting or defending mechanics’ lien and bond claims for payment bonds, performance bonds, fidelity bonds, and lien foreclosure
  • Representing clients before the Registrar of Contractors, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies
  • Litigation services for breach of contract
  • Recovery delay damages
  • Construction defect litigation

Learn More

Corporate
Law

View Services
  • Corporate structure and filing
  • Federal and state law and regulatory compliance
  • Advising on structuring of joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnering agreements
  • Licenses, distribution & supply agreements
  • Government investigations and audits

Learn More

Employment
Law

View Services
  • Drafting employee handbooks
  • Employment contracts & non-compete agreements
  • Development of substance abuse programs
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements and compliance
  • Litigation defense on claims of OSHA safety violations, discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Defense on claims of unfair labor practices
  • Defense on claims of wrongful termination

Learn More

Environmental
Law

View Services
  • State and Federal Superfund Law
  • Hazardous Wastes, Solid Wastes & Special Wastes
  • Brownfields
  • Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • NEPA Compliance
  • Environmental Issues in Indian Country

Learn More

Estate Planning
& Administration

View Services
  • Basic & Advanced estate planning tools
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Business succession planning
  • Special needs trusts
  • Formal and informal probate of decedents’ estates
  • Contested estate and trust litigation
  • Guardianship and conservatorship of adults
  • Vulnerable adult litigation

Learn More

Family Law &
Domestic Relations

View Services
  • Spousal Support Issues
  • Property Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Order of Protection
  • Restoration of Maiden Name
  • Relocation
  • Attorney’s Fees and Expenses

Learn More

Fidelity &
Surety Law

View Services
  • Interpreting the scope of bond coverage
  • Evaluating and defending fidelity claims
  • Evaluating construction surety claims and defaults
  • Defending performance and payment bond claims
  • Defending license and miscellaneous bond claims
  • Assisting with subrogation, indemnification and salvage matters
  • Defending bad faith claims

Learn More

Government Investigations & Enforcement

View Services
  • Investigations concerning violations of SEC, state securities statutes & regulations
  • Investigations of FINRA rules & FINRA initiated disciplinary proceedings
  • Securities, insurance, real estate, banking, mortgage banker and broker statutes and regulations & agency-initiated litigation and investigations
  • Defense of SEC investigations and SEC initiated district court litigation & administrative proceedings
  • Defense of agency investigations & proceedings to deny, suspend or revoke licenses & registrations
  • Defense of claw back actions by agencies and receivers

Learn More

Government
Relations
& Lobbying

View Services
  • Engagement in passage, defeat and amendment of major legislation in New Mexico
  • Representation before New Mexico’s regulatory agencies including the Public Regulation Commission, the Insurance Division and the Taxation and Revenue Department

Learn More

Insurance
Defense
& Coverage

View Services
  • Defense against claims of insurance bad faith, breach of contract, fraud
  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Defense of personal injury liability
  • Defense of professional malpractice liability
  • Director and officer’s liability, accountant breach of fiduciary duty
  • Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration

Learn More

Litigation

View Services
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Liability & insurance litigation defense
  • Employment litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal injury & wrongful death
  • Probate disputes
  • Appellate court representation

Learn More

Mediation & Arbitration

View Services
  • General business dispute resolution
  • Commercial real estate
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Construction
  • Utilities
  • Government
  • Personal injury
  • Employment
  • Estate and family law matters

Learn More

Medical Malpractice

View Services
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Improper or incorrect treatment
  • Failure to treat
  • Surgical error
  • Delayed diagnosis or treatment
  • Surgery or procedure performed without informed consent
  • Prescription error
  • Defense of medical professionals

Learn More

Municipal
Law

View Services
  • Representation of cities, towns and counties in complex litigation
  • Claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination & wrongful death
  • Environmental disputes
  • Real estate disputes

Learn More

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

View Services
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Building construction accidents
  • Highway construction accidents
  • Toxic mold
  • Deaths resulting from accidents
  • Death of children under care of Arizona Child Protective Services
  • Death resulting from professional malpractice

Learn More

Professional Malpractice & Liability

View Services
  • Dental malpractice
  • Design Engineer, Architect, and Engineer malpractice
  • Financial Advisor malpractice
  • Insurance Broker and Agent malpractice
  • Legal malpractice
  • Medical and Nursing malpractice
  • Pharmacist malpractice
  • Real estate Broker and Agent malpractice
  • Unethical business practices
  • Lawyer Disciplinary Complaints for Ethical Violations
  • Medical Disciplinary Complaints for Medial Mistakes

Learn More

Regulatory/
Utilities Law

View Services
  • Representation in commercial transactions, regulatory proceedings & litigation
  • Administrative and regulatory proceedings at state and federal levels
  • Mergers/acquisitions
  • Rate cases
  • Compliance filings
  • Rulemaking procedures
  • Energy efficiency filings
  • Applications for certificates of public convenience & necessity
  • Issuance of securities
  • Negotiating and documenting rights-of-way and business agreements with Native American tribes, nations, and pueblos throughout New Mexico.

Learn More

Tribal/Native
American Law

View Services
  • Administrative proceedings, transactions, litigation & financing matters
  • Title disputes
  • Water adjudications
  • Environmental issues in Tribal land
  • Loan transactions
  • Tribal employee benefit plans
  • Tax protests
  • Right-of-way acquisitions
  • Mineral lease negotiations
  • Construction in Tribal land

Learn More