Dennis E. Jontz

Dennis E. Jontz

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505.764.5469 fax
201 Third Street NW
Suite 500
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Dennis Jontz is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Business Transactions Practice Groups.

From large corporations to enterprising individuals, Dennis represents clients in business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, capital acquisitions, real estate deals, real estate contracts and land development. He has been involved in some of the largest real estate transactions in New Mexico. In addition, he provides business formation planning for all types of businesses, including government contractors and new technology companies. He is experienced in name/trademark registration, business management agreements, and software licensing.

As a litigator, Dennis has broad-based experience in many different areas. He routinely serves as legal counsel for banks and credit unions, helping resolve issues involving foreclosures, breach of contract, bank sales disputes, negotiable instruments, and lender liability. His real estate litigation experience includes disputes over easements, construction defects, development loan defaults, and related issues. In addition, he has litigated patent infringement, trademark infringement, and director/officer liability cases.

In his government contract work, Dennis represents government contractors in disputes before the Board of Contract Appeals, the Federal Court of Claims, and the General Accountability Office. He is also experienced in Cost Accounting Standards compliance disputes and has worked on Qui Tam cases for relators, the U.S. Attorney and defendants.

From 1974 to 1998, Dennis was a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, both active and reserve. He was assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency from 1990 to 1998, performing duty on-site at various contractor locations including Boeing, Lockheed, General Dynamics and Hughes.

Mr. Jontz is listed in the 2005-2017 editions of Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, by Chambers and Partners Publishers, in the category of Corporate/Commercial.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Explora Science Center & Children's Museum, Founding Board Member
  • New Mexico Better Business Bureau, General Counsel and Former State Chairman
  • Kirtland Partnership Board, Board Member and General Counsel
  • Albuquerque Economic Development, Board Member
  • Oso Grande Technologies Inc., Chairman of the Board
  • Albuquerque Economic Forum, Board Member
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Commercial Mediators and Arbitrators, Member
  • National Contract Management Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Past President, 2007
  • New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners, Member, 2000-2009

Representative Matters

  • Prosecuted and defended professional liability cases in the intellectual property and accounting fields
  • Prepared planned unit development documentation for a large successful land development

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  • Quoted, "Former President of State Bar Association: Get Politics Out of the Courts Now," Capital Report New Mexico, June 2011
  • Author, "Partisanship Has No Place in Judiciary," Albuquerque Journal, 05/18/2011


  • The Best Lawyers in America - "Lawyer of the Year", Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation, and Commercial Litigation, 2007-2020
  • Chambers USA - Corporate/Commercial Law, 2012-2019
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, 2007-2011, 2015, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • Corporate Counsel - Business/Corporate, 2009
  • Best of the Bar - New Mexico Business Weekly, 2010

Other Info


J.D., Drake University Law School, 1973
M.B.A., Drake University, 1974
B.A., Drake University, 1970

Bar Admissions

New Mexico, 1977

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Iowa
New Mexico Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims