- Administrative Law and Government Relations
- Business Formation and Transactions
- Entertainment Law
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Estate Planning and Probate
- Healthcare Transactions and Regulation
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- New Ventures
- Renewable Energy
- Taxation: Federal, State, and Local
- University and Education
Prior to obtaining his Master of Laws degree in Taxation in 1993, Mr. Sprouls had a litigation practice in Roswell, New Mexico for eleven years. From 1993 to 2000, he practiced primarily in tax and estate planning in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. In 2000, he moved to Albuquerque to join the Rodey Firm, where he continues his practice in entity formation, corporate law, state and federal tax planning, state and federal tax controversies and estate planning.
Mr. Sprouls has advised a wide range of clients — corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and individuals, for-profit and tax exempt – on a wide range of state and federal tax issues. In addition to business and personal tax planning, he has extensive experience dealing with state and federal taxing authorities in the administrative setting, including negotiation with the IRS of installment agreements and offers in compromise with the IRS and issues of income tax, gross receipts tax, gasoline tax, severance tax, jeopardy assessments, and managed audits with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
In April of 2014 Mr. Sprouls received the Client Choice Award from Client Choice in association with Lexology, for excellence in client service in the area of Corporate Tax.
Mr. Sprouls is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in corporate law, litigation and controversy-tax, mergers and acquisitions law, tax law, and trusts and estates law.
Mr. Sprouls was named Albuquerque Tax Law Lawyer of the Year for 2022 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Sprouls was named Albuquerque Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year for 2018 and 2020 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Sprouls was named Albuquerque Litigation-Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year-2016 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Sprouls was named Albuquerque Litigation & Controversy-Tax Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Sprouls is listed in Chambers USA-America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his expertise and experience in corporate/commercial: tax law.
Mr. Sprouls was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico’s “Best of the Bar” for 2011.
- President, Board of Directors, Albuquerque Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
- Board of Directors, New Mexico Tax Research Institute
- State Bar of New Mexico:
Board of Directors, Taxation Section Commissioner, 1996-2000
- American Bar Association
- Albuquerque Bar Association
- University of Florida College of Law, Graduate Tax Program (LL.M., 1993)
- University of New Mexico College of Law (J.D., 1981)
- University of New Mexico (B.A., 1978)