Margaret Lewis Meister - Modrall Sperling

Margaret Lewis Meister

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Meg Meister has served clients for over twenty years in the areas of real estate, business, commercial transactions and lending.  She guides businesses through siting and re-locating facilities, completes sales and tax free exchanges, represents developers in land use issues, assists with liquor license transfers, and negotiates and drafts leases and other real estate and business documents.  Meg advises companies doing business on Indian lands and negotiates and structures business transactions involving Indian tribes and Indian lands.  In lending, Meg represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of lending transactions, including asset-based and real property secured transactions.   

Entity selection and formation, governance issues, and mergers and acquisitions make up Meg's business practice.  Additionally, Meg performs duties as general counsel to several non-profit and for-profit entities, providing counsel and perspective on an array of issues.   

Trinity UniversityBA 1987University of Texas Law School J.D. 1990
American College of Real Estate LawyersAnglo American Real Property InstituteAmerican Bar AssociationGreater Albuquerque Chamber of CommerceGolden Apple Foundation of New Mexico

Case History

Multi-Step Exchange
  • Multi-step exchange of real estate among Bureau of Land Management, Commissioner of Public Lands and two private entities.  The transaction included negotiation of various exchange agreements, coordinating exchange procedures and negotiating necessary private agreements.
Mixed-Use Downtown Development
  • Representation of mixed-use downtown development, including development, covenants and condominium documentation, leasing, and sales, and financing for the project.  
Renewable Energy
  • Provide real estate and financing support for numerous wind, solar and gas-fired electric generation developers, including private and public land acquisition, title issues, land use, financing and required opinion letters.  Work has included leases and rights of way with the New Mexico state land office.  

Client Comments

"Margaret Lewis Meister is very competent and easy to work with."

"Meg is expert, thorough, and clear. She responds quickly to questions and has a wide range of knowledge in the area of real estate. She's a skilled negotiator and an excellent advisor."

"Meg is conscientious and committed to clarity and thoroughness. She is highly thought of among her peers and in the community. We have relied on her judgment and knowledge in many real estate matters with regard to negotiating and drafting contracts, agreements, and other transactional or land use documents. We deal with municipal government and other regulatory agencies, and she makes sure they play by the rules. When we buy, sell, lease, or option property, she makes sure all the bases are covered."

Office Location

500 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 1000
P.O. Box 2168
Albuquerque, NM 87103
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Corporate Law (Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance, General Corporate, Limited Liability Companies, Project Finance, Real Estate)
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Finance, Natural Resources, Secured Transactions, Subdivision, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code)