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Ian Bezpalko has a general practice with interests in the areas of business transactions, copyright, trademark, and internet law.  In addition to services provided to authors, artists, composers, and others who seek to secure copyright or trademark in their works, or defend the same, he advises in matters such as internet/computer law including internet liability, software regulation, and other topics involving technology. 


Practice offers legal research and writing services to other law firms throughout the U.S. in any area of the law.  Has researched and drafted documents for cases involving employment disputes, attorney-client privilege, work product doctrine, half-blood inheritance, family law, trusts, the Hague Convention, and various other subjects.  


Member of New Mexico and Washington, D.C., Bars, Intellectual Property section of the ABA, Albuquerque Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association.  Active in the New Mexico State Bar as member of the Law Practice Management Committee, chair of the Technology Working Group, board member of the Solo Section and of the Intellectual Property Section. 


Past Citations Editor for the Natural Resources Journal, clerk for the University Counsel's Office at UNM, and assistant to UNM School of Law faculty. 


Author of The Deep Seabed:  Customary Law Codified; received ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law/Bureau of National Affairs award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.


Phi Beta Kappa with B.A. degrees in History and Philosophy, and Master's degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.  Received J.D. degree from the UNM School of Law. 


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
    9 years, 8 cases
  2. Contracts: 40%
    9 years, 15 cases
  3. General Practice: 20%
    10 years, 40 cases



Hourly ($80-250/hour)

Payment types:

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Contact info

The Bezpalko Law Firm

P.O. Box 7635
Albuquerque, NM, 87194-7635


DCActive 200607/10/2016
NMAuthorized to practice law200502/13/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Bar Service AwardState Bar of New Mexico2013
CLE Crest AwardState Bar of New Mexico: Young Lawyers and Center for Legal Education2009
Outstanding ContributionState Bar of New Mexico2008
Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property LawAmerican Bar Association and The Bureau of National Affairs Inc.2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Bezpalko Law Firm2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of New Mexico Law Practice Management CommitteeChair2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of New Mexico, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of New Mexico, Solo and Small Firm SectionBoard Member2007 - Present
Albuquerque Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of New Mexico, Intellectual Property SectionBoard Member2008 - 2013
State Bar of New Mexico, Technology CommitteeChair2007 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)Privacy and Social Media2013
Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)Online Software Considerations: May a law firm use Saas?2010
Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)Some Thoughts on Controlling Paper2010
Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)Protecting the Contents of your Computer2010
The Complete LawyerBilling and Bookeeping2009
Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)Alternative Arrangements for the Solo Attorney2008
State Bar of New Mexico Bar BulletinOBSTACLES IN WEB 2.0: A NEW CHALLENGE TO BUSINESS2008
The Complete LawyerKeeping Up With Legal Technology2008
The Complete LawyerKeep Your Client In Mind When Choosing Technological Tools2008
Natural Resources JournalThe Deep Seabed: Customary Law Codified2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Annual Meeting—Bench and Bar ConferenceThe Changing Law Practice: Work Smarter Not Harder2013
Attorney's Guide to Managing ClientsEffective Communication and Case Updates2012
Small Office Management for the Legal ProfessionalThe Balancing Act: Time and Financial Management2010
Lawyer Survival Kit for Transitioning into Private PracticeTechnology: Don't Leave Home Without It2008
Annual MeetingWork for Hire / Trade Secrets2008
3rd Annual National Solo and Small Firm ConferenceTech for Tightwads: Our Favorite Cheap and Free Utilities2008