Emerging Technologies

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In addition to boasting two world-class national laboratories, New Mexico is home to high-tech, green-tech and other new-tech private companies and scientist-entrepreneurs that collectively have impacted and will continue to impact the economic and social fabric of our state, the nation, and the world. The legal challenges facing these public and private enterprises include business entity formation, public and private financing, public and private contracting, taxation, employment, immigration, real estate, environmental issues and water resources needs. Modrall Sperling's interdisciplinary team of lawyers serving emerging technology enterprises have the ability to provide full-service or specialized representation depending on the needs of our clients.



Our lawyers have represented the full range of entities involved with emerging technologies, including "start-up" and "tech transfer" entrepreneurs, established companies of all kinds and sizes, and national laboratories. The enterprises we have represented include local manufacturers and suppliers of products internationally, and national and multinational concerns doing business in New Mexico or supplying high-tech products to entities based here. Our services to these emerging technologies industries have included the full range of commercial, contracting and litigation needs, as well as such matters as compliance with environmental permitting regimes addressing water, air and other resources, employment and workers compensation laws, governmental contracting requirements, water rights acquisition, and the requirements of such international regimes as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and others. The depth of our experience and practice area expertise makes us well-suited to assist with meeting the myriad issues and challenges of the industries.