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310 Old Santa Fe Trail,
Santa Fe NM 87501


Office of the General Counsel Overview

The Office of the General Counsel provides a full range of legal services to the Commissioner and State Land Office staff to help optimize trust revenues and enhance, manage and preserve the assets of the trust and the health of the land. The office works closely with each division to draft and review contractual agreements and advise and assist as necessary when legal issues arise. The legal staff also oversees land dispute resolution, assists in royalty revenue collection efforts, and participates in business negotiations for commercial, surface, oil, gas, and mineral leases. The office also represents the Commissioner in administrative contest proceedings and lawsuits as well as drafts and promulgates any revisions or updates to the State Land Office rules.

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