Ruth Schifani is an experienced practitioner in Banking and Real Estate law. She brings more than thirty years experience to numerous financial institutions in public finance, real estate and asset based secured transactions throughout the State of New Mexico and has represented both bank and retail establishments in regulatory and consumer compliance matters. In real estate matters, Ruth assists clients to negotiate, structure and document transactions involving the purchase, sale, exchange, development, leasing and financing of commercial real estate. She also handles general business and contract matters.
Chambers USA reports, "Schifani is particularly adept at financing deals with bond transactions in tax exempt matters. Sources note she is excellent at handling complex development loans, and she is ‘a cut above the rest.'" Ruth has been recognized by her peers as "Business Lawyer of the Year in 2008," by the Business Law Section of the New Mexico Bar; "Best of the Bar 2009 in Business and Real Estate," by the New Mexico Business Weekly; and as "New Mexico Banking Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America® in 2009. She has been selected by Best Lawyers of America® continuously since 2003, Chambers USA since 2004, Southwest Super Lawyers® since 2007. Ruth is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.