John P. Burton - Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, PA

John P. Burton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 505-954-3906

John P. Burton 505.954.3906

Education Harvard Law School (L.L.B., 1968) Louisiana Tech University (B.S., magna cum laude,  accounting major, 1965)

Professional Experience Jack Burton is a director in the Santa Fe office.  He has a state-wide, multi-disciplined, commercial practice involving transactions, alternative dispute resolution and litigation in federal and state courts, and legislative representation. He handles complex, commercial disputes of most kinds, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement facilitation.   Mr. Burton also handles complex transactions involving business and property matters including mergers, acquisitions, leasing and financing. He works with industrial, office, commercial, hotel, residential, gaming and ranch properties and businesses.  He deals with all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code and has participated in its revision. Mr. Burton handles an active legislative practice and has helped to obtain the enactment of more than 40 uniform law bills as a public service to the people of New Mexico. Mr. Burton represents international, national and local clients, and works with and against lawyers located all over the country.  He resides in Santa Fe, the state capital, which is 60 miles from Albuquerque. Professional Memberships and Activities Selected as Santa Fe Mediation Lawyer of the Year -2013 by Best Lawyers in America Selected as Santa Fe Real Estate Lawyer of the Year-2011 by Best Lawyers in America Selected to the Lawdragon Top 3000, an elite list of the nation’s top 3000 attorneys, in 2010 by Lawdragon Magazine.   Selected as Business Lawyer of the Year in 2004, by the New Mexico State Bar Association Business Law Section Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in eleven categories:       Administrative/Regulatory Law, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice, Mediation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Native American Law, and Real Estate Law, all based on peer review            Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, based on peer review Fellow, American Bar Foundation Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Listed in Who’s Who in America New Mexico State Bar Association – Board of Bar Commissioners Former Chair, New Mexico State Bar Association Commercial Litigation Section Vice Chair and Principal Drafter, Ad Hoc Committee, New Mexico State Bar         Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, Committee to Amend       Deed of Trust Act Member, New Mexico State Bar Association Commission on Professionalism Member of these National Panels of American Arbitration Association:   Large & Complex Case Panel of Arbitrators   Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, both based on peer review Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (international), based on peer review Member, First Judicial District Court Settlement Facilitation Program, and   Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Facilitation Panel, both based on    peer review Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, based on peer review Member, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, based on peer review Commissioner, Uniform Law Commission    Member, Observer, Former Chair or Former Member of These Committees             of Uniform Law Commission:        Executive Committee        Legislative Council     To Revise Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2, 2A, 5 and 9     To Review Uniform Commercial Code Article 9       To Draft Uniform Prudent Management of [Charitable] Institutional                      Funds Act       To Draft Uniform Power of Attorney Act       To Draft Uniform Act on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Process and                       Procedure       To Draft Uniform Act on Appointment and Powers of Real Estate Receivers       Liaison with American Indian Tribes and Nations Member, American Law Institute, based on peer review    Member Consultative Groups of These American law Institute Projects:       Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations       Restatement, Third, U.S. Law of U.S. Intn’l Commercial Arbitration Author: Guaranties in New Mexico, in Guaranties: A State-by-State Guide                               (American Bar Association forthcoming) New Mexico Commercial Lending Law, in Commercial Lending Law: A                       State-by-State Guide (American Bar Association 2008);             Certificate of Title Law: State Certificate of Title Laws – New Mexico                                 (American Bar Association 2009). Co-author: Effective Boundary Dispute Resolution in New Mexico (National            Business Institute 2004 Seminar speaker on Easements, Boundaries, Real Estate Finance, Nonprofits,   Title Insurance, Civil Litigation, Civil RICO, Article 9 of the UCC and Ethics  

Louisiana Tech UniversityBSBA 1965Harvard University Law SchoolLL.B 1968

Office Location

119 East Marcy Street, Suite 200
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration of the Santa Fe Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mediation of the Santa Fe Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Santa Fe Metro Area
John P. Burton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!John P. Burton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!John P. Burton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Banking and Finance Law (Commercial Finance, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code)
Corporate Law (Finance, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Partnership and Limited Liability)
Financial Services Regulation Law
Gaming Law
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Native American Law (Gaming)
Real Estate Law (Bond Finance, Commercial, Development, Finance, Foreclosures, Hospitality, Industrial, Leasing, Litigation, Natural Resources, Residential, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Workouts and Restructurings)