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About me

I am a third generation attorney with experience in working at my family's law firm and then branching out to own a commercial enterprise in New York, then expanding on my business and legal experience to become a founding member of three law firms and several holding companies. I have been a board of directors' member as well as officer of several profit and not for profit corporations, LLC's and LP's involving real estate, grandparents rights, family law and commercial/residential entities.  As a practicing attorney, my professional emphasis has been family law, civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, and probate law. The current primary focus of my personal practice is proper entitiy formation and next level business and personal asset protection. If you require assistance on how to protect your  personal and/or business life as related to family, real estate, estate planning, business/personal succession, and asset protection, please feel welcome to call me. The information you will recieve is completely confidential and you will have the confidence of knowing the lawyer you have sought is experienced in the realities noted above. Prevention is worth at ton of cure.  


For more information about the unique vision and mission of Jay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, PC, watch our video, visit us at or call us at (505) 989-8117


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
    30 years
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    30 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    30 years
  4. Family: 10%
    30 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Steven Rundle Bone

    Jay is a consummate, professional estate planner with years of practical experience. He has also been a terrific mentor to me.


    Steven Bone Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Betsy Rose Salcedo

    I endorse this lawyer. Jay's firm has lawyers with various skills and knowledge areas. He is witty and able to discern cases to optimize the client's goals and needs. I endorse him because he is passionate about the law, as I am, and teaches other lawyers how to view issues they have not considered. With his years of experience, he offers a legal basis from which a cleint can benefit.


    Betsy Salcedo Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Jay Goodman and Associates,Law Firm, P.C

2019 Galisteo St. #c-3
Santa Fe, NM, 87505

Lightning Legal

4801 Lang Ave. NE #110
Albuquerque, NM, 87505

Life Leaf Legal

4801 Lang Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87109

Lightning Legal & Life Leaf Legal

3949 Corrales rd.
Corrales, NM, 87048



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commitment to Self-Determination For Persons with DisabilitiesThe New Mexico Protection & Advocacy System2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General PartnerWhelk, LP2014 - Present
Managing MemberManatee, LLC2014 - Present
CEOLightning Legal Group2012 - Present
CEOLife Leaf Legal Group2012 - Present
CEOJay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, Professional Corporation2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association Law Practice DivisionMember2016 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionState Liaison to Committee on Corporate Laws2010 - Present
Santa Fe Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Galisteo Center Condominium AssociationVice President2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
JGA, PCAdvanced Estate and Expert Asset Protection Planning2015
AARPLegal Checkup2000
National Business Institute SeminarFaculty Estate PlanningN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/ABGS1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advisors luncheonEntity Structures in the Service of Creditor Protection, Succession Planning and Estate Planning2015
Trust Planning and Drafting TechniquesEthical Considerations in Trust Planning2013
Fundemental Principas of Will DraftingFundemental Principas of Will Drafting2008
Fundemental Principals of Will DraftingFundemental Principals of Will Drafting2008
The IACP 8th Annual Networking and Educational ForumConference Summary2007
New Mexico Collaborative Family LawCollaborative Family Law2006