Ms. Ramirez is a Director in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque offices and a member of the firm’s Business Department. She represents and advises clients in real estate acquisition, development, construction and financing transactions; real estate leasing; entity structuring and organization; and other business transactions. In addition to representing New Mexico-based clients throughout the state, Ms. Ramirez often serves as local counsel to out-of-state companies doing business in New Mexico. Her experience ranges from representing individuals in start-up ventures to representing multinational companies in complex financing, real estate and other transactions.
Ms. Ramirez is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas. Prior to attending law school, she was a finance manager at a public energy company in Houston, Texas, where she handled equity and debt offerings, financial risk management, and asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures.
Ms. Ramirez is recognized in Chambers USA Directories of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for her expertise in real estate and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. She is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for her expertise and experience in Business Law and Corporate Law and in The Best Lawyers in America for her experience and expertise in real estate law.
- American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
- American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow, New Mexico State Chair
- NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association – New Mexico Chapter, Board of Directors
- Commercial Real Estate Women of New Mexico, UCREW and CREW Careers Committee Co-Chair
- State Bar of New Mexico, member of Business Law Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
- State Bar of Texas, member of Business Law Section and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Santa Fe Business Incubator, Board of Directors and Council of Business Advisors
- University of Houston Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
- University of Houston (M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance, 1995)
- University of Texas (B.B.A. in Accounting and Management Information Systems, with honors, 1987)
Represent lenders in commercial real estate acquisition, development and construction loans involving multifamily, single-family, hospitality, office and industrial properties.
Represent a Texas-based real estate investment fund in the development and sale of lots in a luxury residential development in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.
Represent the developer of approximately 244 acres of land in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, to be developed into a residential community of approximately 600 single-family residences with open space, trails and other community amenities, including land acquisition, assistance with entitlement matters, preparation and negotiation of investor agreements and preparation and negotiation of purchase agreements for sales of lots to homebuilders.
Served as local counsel to the purchaser in the acquisition of a $1.9 billion portfolio of apartment properties, two of which are located in New Mexico. The transaction involved several financing sources and required delivery of real estate financing opinions.
Serve on the Rodey team acting as lead New Mexico counsel in the development and related financing of electric wind farm and transmission projects, which constitute some of the largest wind energy farm developments in New Mexico to-date.
Served as purchaser’s New Mexico counsel in the acquisition and financing of a produced water gathering and distribution system, including review of financing documents and delivery of a real estate financing opinion.
Represented a regional bank in a loan for the acquisition and renovation of a world class hotel and spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The transaction included a loan participation and interest rate swap transaction.
Represented a regional bank in financing accounts receivable generated by rental of temporary oilfield living quarters located in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The collateral also included real estate and equipment located in the three states.