James L. Rasmussen

James L. Rasmussen
Martindale-Hubbell Rating

Of Counsel

Albuquerque Plaza
201 Third Street NW, 12th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Mr. Rasmussen's experience includes real estate transactions, commercial leasing, commercial condominiums, time shares, and financing; business purchases, sales and mergers; contracts; bankruptcy and creditor's rights; commercial litigation, including real estate, zoning, financing, construction, manufactured housing, securities and contract disputes. He has practiced in courts at all levels. His breadth of experience in the law and prior experience in accounting, business systems, and management inform his approach to both his transactional practice and dispute resolution.

Mr. Rasmussen has served on the Board of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar. He has served on the New Mexico Supreme Court's Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board. He has produced and taught continuing legal education seminars including bankruptcy and commercial law issues.


Brigham Young University, B.A., magna cum laude, highest honors 1971; Brigham Young University, M.B.A. 1975; Brigham Young University, J.D. magna cum laude1982. Order of the Coif.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1982; U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996; U.S. Supreme Court, 1998.

Professional Affiliations

Albuquerque and American Bar Associates, State Bar of New Mexico, Real Property and Bankruptcy Sections.

Awards and Honors

AV Preeminent rated in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory. Mr. Rasmussen is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America in the category of corporate law.

Running Horses © 1989: Gray Mercer A sculpture provided for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection by Keleher & McLeod, PA. On display at the Albuquerque International Airport.