Nadine E. Shea

Direct: 505.848.1893
Main: 505.848.1800
Fax: 505.848.9710
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Nadine Shea's practice focuses on estate planning, probate administration, state and federal taxation and taxpayer advocacy, and business, film, and entertainment law.  In her estate planning practice, Nadine listens to her clients' wishes and concerns to gain an understanding of the family dynamics. After helping her clients identify their objectives and evaluate alternatives, she prepares wills, trusts, and powers of attorney tailored to meet her clients' specific needs, address estate and gift tax issues, and account for future contingencies.  She advises and represents clients in both formal and informal probate proceedings involving estates ranging from a single asset to those with significant wealth, interests in ongoing businesses, and assets located in multiple states. Nadine also assists individuals in preserving their rights as heirs or beneficiaries, and she works with family members seeking appointment as guardian and conservator of a loved one.

Nadine's business practice assists clients with "choice of entity" decisions, the formation of business and nonprofit entities, asset acquisitions and sales, and other commercial transactions.  As a member of the firm's Film Industry Service Group, she provides advice and counsel to producers, actors, composers and other entertainment professionals in the production of feature films and documentaries in New Mexico.


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2005, with honors
  • St. John's College, B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • New Mexico Estate Planning Council, Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Pro Bono services through the Law Access New Mexico Volunteer Attorney Pool