Dennis Manzanares is a sole practitioner providing legal services to the families and businesses of Taos County and Northern New Mexico. He is son of Ercilia Martinez of Questa and Fermin Manzanares of Tierra Amarilla.
As a sole practitioner, I provide my clients with personal service, attention, and empathy for their situation. If necessary, I can meet with clients outside of normal business hours and, where necessary, outside of my office. For many legal matters, flexible billing can be arranged.
As a former Town Attorney for the Town of Taos, as well as Taos County Attorney and contract counsel to various Northern NM towns and villages, my knowledge of northern New Mexico and its unique qualities is reflected in the quality of work provided to clients.
An attorney helps people. Ideally, it helps when clients come to the attorney before a problem happens. That way, it’s like preventative medicine; stop the ailment before it takes hold.
By allowing me to help you see your situation, your Taos Attorney can find options for how you can achieve your goal(s).
Pre-printed will forms are generic in terms of what they cover and they really can’t be used if it is your specific intent to leave your property as you wish it to be distributed. This is especially true if there are significant events in your life, such as; military service, divorce or legal separation, business ownership(s), unanticipated inheritances, etc.
A transfer-on-death deed conveys the described real property to the named grantee upon the death of the grantor. To be effective in New Mexico, a TOD Deed must be filed of record before the death of the grantor; if it is held in a safety deposit box, for instance, and attempted to be filed upon the death of the grantor, it would fail as not being timely filed.
Dennis currently serves on the NM Supreme Court’s MCLE Board, the Board of the NM State Bar’s Solo & Small Practice Section, and the Bar’s Senior Lawyer Division.Read More
The Manzanares Law Office is YOUR Taos Attorney for all your family and business needs including, wills & probates, real estate law, & small business consulting.Read More
My Frequently Asked Questions section may provide answers to common questions. You are cordially invited to make an appointment.Read More
Town of Taos 1990-1994
Taos County 1995-1998
NM Supreme Court’s MCLE Board
NM Bar’s Solo & Small Practice