John P. Salazar

Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Professional Experience

Mr. Salazar's professional experience and current practice are in real estate, land use and development law, as well as municipal and administrative law. He has substantial litigation experience, particularly in eminent domain, in which his litigation practice is currently focused.

His real estate experience includes transactional work (sale, purchase, and lease of vacant and developed properties) as well as real estate development work, including comprehensive plan, area plan and sector plan amendments, annexation, zoning, site plan approval, utility extension, storm drainage and access considerations, and traffic, air quality, and environmental studies.

He is the practice group leader of the firm's Land Use and Real Estate Development Practice Group. He chaired the firm's Business Department from 2000 to 2008 and served as the first Chairman of its Environment and Natural Resources Department.

Professional Ratings and Recognition

Mr. Salazar was named Business Lawyer of the Year-2014 by the State Bar of New Mexico Business Law Section.

Mr. Salazar has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating and he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation law, land use and zoning law, litigation-land use and zoning, and real estate law.

Mr. Salazar was named Albuquerque Litigation-Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year-2014 by Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Salazar was named Albuquerque Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Salazar was selected for and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Mr. Salazar is listed in Chambers & Partners-America's Leading Lawyers for Business, described as having an “effective instinct” in land use matters.

Mr. Salazar is listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for his expertise and experience in real estate law. In addition, the 2011 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers lists Mr. Salazar as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico.
Mr. Salazar was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico's “Best of the Bar” for 2010.
In July of 2009, Mr. Salazar received the Justice Pamela B. Minzner Professionalism Award from the State Bar of New Mexico. The award, named for the late Pamela B. Minzner, New Mexico Supreme Court Justice, is the highest award given by the State Bar. Mr. Salazar received the award in recognition of his outstanding professional conduct over the last 40 years and for his involvement in the Albuquerque community through his extensive service on the boards of many significant community organizations.

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Areas of Law

  • Administrative Law and Government Relations
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • University and Education
  • Real EstateTransactions
  • Land Use and Real Estate Development
  • Renewable Energy


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1968, New Mexico

Law School Attended

Stanford University
Class of 1968

University Attended

University of New Mexico
Class of 1965

Birth Information

Born in 1943
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 6, 1943

Associations & Memberships

Professional Memberships & Activities• American Bar Association
• State Bar of New Mexico
• Albuquerque Bar Association
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Contact Information


(505) 768-7220


(505) 768-7395


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Office Information
John P. Salazar
 201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 2200,
Albuquerque, NM 87102


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