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