Welcome To Manzanares Law Office

Dennis Manzanares, decades of experience and deep New Mexico roots, is a sole practitioner proudly providing legal services to families and businesses throughout New Mexico. As a sole practitioner, I provide my clients with personal service, attention, and empathy for their situation. Including meetings outside of normal business hours when necessary. As a former Town and County Attorney as well as Contract Attorney to various Northern New Mexico towns and villages, my knowledge is reflected in the quality of my work.


A Will of Testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage their estate and provides for the distribution of their property after death. A Trust simply creates a separate legal entity which controls and/or transfers your assets.


We represent buyers, sellers, investors, developers and qualified Realtors with property owners who have chosen not to have a Realtor assist them to achieve a buy-sell agreement for property in Northern New Mexico, with contracts, negotiations and more.


A good contract makes all the difference. We assist with the sale of goods or real property, partnership agreements, construction agreements and Arbitrations.

Town Attorney
Town of Taos 1990-1994
County Attorney
Taos County 1995-1998
Board Member
NM Supreme Court’s MCLE Board:
1992 – 1997, 2001 – 2005, 2010 – 2017
Board Member
NM Municipal Attorney Association:
President: 1993 - 1994