Modrall Sperling has hired four new lawyers.
Margaret Hickey joined the firm as an associate attorney. Hickey’s practice will focus on federal and state taxation, tax controversies, estate planning, trust and estate law, business law, nonprofit law, and real estate law. Prior to practicing law, she was a Certified Land Titles Examiner and has experience with the complexity of real estate transactions. She received her master’s degree in tax law from New York University School of Law and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Brice Smith joined Modrall Sperling as a partner in the litigation department. Smith’s practice focuses on litigation and natural resources as well as personal injury claims and commercial disputes. At the Department of Natural Resources, his practice includes representing oil and gas clients before the New Mexico Division of Petroleum Conservation. Smith received his undergraduate degrees from New Mexico State University with honors and his JD from Baylor Law School, graduating magna cum laude.
Rachel Wisniewski joined Modrall Sperling as an associate lawyer in the firm’s transaction and litigation departments. Prior to practicing law, Wisniewski’s career focused on all aspects of government contracts in the aviation, marine and economic development sectors. She specializes in complex procurement management as well as contract drafting, administration and compliance. She earned her undergraduate degrees at Western Washington University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
Tessa Chrisman joined Modrall Sperling as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. Chrisman will focus on labor and employment law, education law, personal injury and commercial litigation. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of New Mexico, where she graduated with honors, and her Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, with magna cum laude. While in law school, she articled in the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney’s Office and extern to Judge James O. Browning in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.
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