EXIT Realty Horizons - Las Cruces
3519 Foothills Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Having practiced law for the past 40 years, I bring a unique set of qualifications to your next real estate transaction. I have represented developers (and have been one myself), investors, brokers, buyers and sellers. For two years before the Great Recession began I reviewed all the closing files for a local title company I represented, and in two cases where the trial judge ruled against my client at trial I appealed, and won in the Court of Appeals by having the judgment reversed.
I am an investor myself in tree farming in Latin America, and have profitably bought and sold real estate in Honduras and Costa Rica as well as numerous properties in the U.S.. All of which is to say I enjoy putting the pieces together for a successful outcome, using the diligence and eye for detail that the law required.
I grew up in the Chicago-land suburbs, and throughout high school ran track, cross-country and played basketball. I caddied at a local country club in the summers. I attended the University of Colorado on a track scholarship, but transferred closer to home after one year, graduating from Know College with a B.A. in Political Science. I attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland on a grant where I studied International Law, and golfed at all the great, old Scottish courses. My career in law spans 6 ½ years as a prosecutor in Chicago and SW Colorado, then private practice in Colorado where my practice emphasized criminal defense (mostly DUI’s and drug cases), and plaintiff’s personal injury work. I successfully sued a major ski area for knowingly allowing giardia into the water system during Spring Break week, and the largest law firm in Colorado (out of Denver) for legal malpractice in Aspen.
During this time I golfed and/or snorkeled in Australia, the Caribbean, Roatan, Cozumel, Mexico, and all over the United States. I was active in Rotary in Pagosa Springs, CO for 16 years and headed up two International Projects: to an orphanage in Moscow right after Communism fell, and an orphanage in Honduras not long after Hurricane Mitch. My wife Belinda is a disabled veteran (Air Force and Army totaling 7 years) who is an outstanding quilter.