John P. Salazar

John P. Salazar (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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

In May 2015 Mr. Salazar received the prestigious New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award for a legacy of contributing his time, talents and resources in all areas of life - personal, business and civic.

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.

(505) 768-7220 (505) 768-7220
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

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

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

Overall Peer Rating

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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

Albuquerque Lawyers Club

Member, Board of Directors, Inter-American Foundation

Member, Board of Directors, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Albuquerque Economic Forum

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

UNM Alumni Association

Albuquerque Armed Forces Advisory Association

New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Industrial & Office Parks

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 2200,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-7220
(505) 768-7395
Office Information
Office Information
John P. Salazar
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 2200,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. (Albuquerque, New Mexico)