Tim Van Valen is a member of Sutin, Thayer & Browne's commercial group practice. He focuses primarily on New Mexico's state and local tax matters for large international, national and regional businesses.
Mr. Van Valen is the former Chair of the Tax Section of the State Bar of New Mexico (2013-14). Tim serves on the Executive Committee of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute. Tim is Deputy Editor in Chief of the American Bar Association's annually updated Property Tax Deskbook, and is author of its New Mexico Chapter. Tim also authors the New Mexico chapter of the American Bar Association Sales and Use Tax Deskbook. Tim is Chair of the Tax Committee of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association.
Mr. Van Valen represents clients with regard to state tax planning and incentives, audits, claims for refund, administrative matters such as revenue rulings and regulations, as well as administrative and judicial litigation arising out of audits and other matters. He is also active with regard to tax legislative matters in New Mexico, drafting legislation for clients as well as testifying before legislative committees. His practice spans all New Mexico taxes, including income tax, gross receipts and compensating tax, severance taxes and property tax. He is licensed by the New Mexico Supreme Court to practice in all state courts in New Mexico. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He writes and speaks frequently on New Mexico tax issues to professional and civic organizations and seminars.
Mr. Van Valen has a Bachelor of Science from Kalamazoo College and a Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Van Valen may be reached by e-mail at TRV@sutinfirm.com or by telephone at (505) 883-3330.