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

John P. Salazar

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989
Phone: 505-768-7220

John P. Salazar 505.768.7220
Education Stanford University (J.D., 1968) University of New Mexico (B.A., 1965)

Professional Experience
Mr. Salazar’s professional experience and current practice are in real estate, land use and development law, as well as municipal and administrative law.  He has substantial litigation experience, particularly in eminent domain, in which his litigation practice is currently focused. His real estate experience includes transactional work (sale, purchase, and lease of vacant and developed properties) as well as real estate development work, including comprehensive plan, area plan and sector plan amendments, annexation, zoning, site plan approval, utility extension, storm drainage and access considerations, and traffic, air quality, and environmental studies.  He chaired the firm’s Business Department from 2000 to 2008 and served as the first Chairman of its Environment and Natural Resources Department.

Professional Ratings and Recognition 
Mr. Salazar has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating and he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation law, land use and zoning law, litigation-land use and zoning, and real estate law.  Mr. Salazar was named Albuquerque Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Salazar was selected for and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Mr. Salazar is listed in Chambers & Partners-America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, described as having an “effective instinct” in land use matters. Mr. Salazar is listed in Southwest Super Lawyers-2007-2012 for his expertise and experience in real estate law.  In addition, the 2011 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers lists Mr. Salazar as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico. Mr. Salazar was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico’s “Best of the Bar” for 2010.

University of New MexicoBA 1965Stanford University School of LawJ.D. 1968
Federal Home Loan Bank / DallasInter-American Foundation

Office Location

201 Third Street, NW, Suite 2200
P.O. Box 1888
Albuquerque, NM 87103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning of the Albuquerque Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Albuquerque Metro Area
John P. Salazar has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!John P. Salazar has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Land Use and Zoning Law (Government Relations)
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Real Estate Law (Administrative, Commercial, Condemnation, Development, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association Law, Land Use, Real Property Law, Subdivision, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions, Zoning)

Other Information

Race: Hispanic-American
Gender: Male