Daniel M. Alsup

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Main: 505.848.1800
Fax: 505.449.2054
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Email: daniel.alsup@modrall.com


Daniel Alsup is a shareholder and member of the firm's Public Finance group. He regularly advises clients regarding a wide variety of public finance transactions and matters, including general obligation and revenue bonds, industrial revenue bonds, special district formation and financing, tax exempt and taxable loans, permissible uses of bond proceeds, post-issuance disclosure compliance, and bond election procedures.

In 2016, Chambers USA named Daniel "An Associate to Watch," saying he "attracts praise from clients for his professionalism and strong presentation skills." He has also been selected as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers®.


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude, New Mexico Law Review, Managing Editor, 2008-2009; Order of the Coif; Dean's Award for Significant Contributions to the Law School Community
  • University of New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science, 2006, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 2009

Practice Areas



Daniel has extensive experience representing public bodies in New Mexico in a wide variety of public finance transactions.


  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Member, Public Law Section 
  • American Bar Association, Section on State and Local Government Law
  • Leadership Albuquerque, Class of 2014
  • St. Mark's in the Valley Day School, past Board Member



  • Co-authored with Margaret Meister "Confidentiality Agreements and Due Diligence," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Due Diligence in Mining and Oil and Gas Transactions, 2010. Updated and published in Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, 2013
  • "Easements & Rights-of-Way," and "Adverse Possession," at New Mexico Land & Water Boundaries & Access Rights, August 11, 2011, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • "Comment, New Mexico's Economic Loss Rule, Unconscionability Doctrine, and the Gap Between Them:  Concepts, Realities, and How to Mend the Gap," 38 N.M. L. Rev. 483, 2008


  • "Public Improvement District Disclosures," sponsored by Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, August 19, 2013
  • "Drafting Descriptions and Agreements to Avoid Disputes," Litigating Disputes Over Easements and Restrictive Covenants, sponsored by National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM, November 14, 2013 (with Spencer L. Edelman)


  • Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers for Business, recognized as an "Associate to Watch" in Corporate/Commercial law, 2016
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, selected as a Southwest Rising Star in Government Finance, 2014-present