Bobbie J.  Collins

Bobbie J. Collins

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505.764.5416 office
505.764.5480 fax
201 Third Street NW
Suite 1950
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Bobbie Collins is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group, focusing on complex civil litigation, real estate, and taxation law. Her practice includes representing national, regional and local business entities in a variety of commercial disputes, including director/officer liability, shareholder derivative actions, business management agreements, defamation, strict product liability, construction claims, patent and trademark infringement, and government contracting matters. 

Bobbie’s commercial real estate experience including representing lenders, landlords, tenants, retail/shopping centers, and loan servicing companies in loan document reviews, title matters, receiverships, foreclosures, evictions, lease negotiations and Section 1031 like-kind exchanges. She also maintains a New Mexico Real Estate Associate Broker’s license.

Bobbie’s commercial litigation and real estate practices are further strengthened by her tax background and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation. She provides general advice and litigation representation of individuals, business entities, and tax exempt organizations in local, state, and federal taxation matters, including audits and protests.

During law school Bobbie clerked for the Honorable (Ret.) Ronald Crowder of the Fourth Judicial District, Colorado, and for the Peterson Air Force Base Judge Advocate’s Office. Prior to private practice, Bobbie was a Deputy District Attorney in the El Paso County District Attorney’s office in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she tried misdemeanor and felony jury trials, including serving as first chair on an attempted premeditated murder case.  She has also worked for another national law firm in Colorado and a large local firm in Albuquerque. 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Association of Commerce & Industry, Director
  • United Way of Central New Mexico, Director
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association, Director
  • State Bar of New Mexico, chair and director of Taxation Section, Member of Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Section
  • American Bar Association, member of Taxation and Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Sections
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, member
  • Military Spouse JD Network, member
  • Pro Bono General Counsel, Kirtland Spouses' Club (a social and 501(c)(3) organization)
  • New Mexico Real Estate Associate Broker's License
  • Commercial Real Estate Women CREW, New Mexico

Representative Matters

  • Briefing for a slander of title case linked to multiple cases filed in Colorado and New Mexico, leading to the grant of a Motion for Summary Judgment and settlement
  • Advising a Qualifying Broker in a malpractice matter before the New Mexico Real Estate Commission
  • Obtaining dismissal of a negligence, erosion and trespass case involving a community ditch association
  • Representing a senior services nonprofit and its executive director in a defamation case, which led to a zero dollar settlement and the dismissal of a related wrongful death suit
  • Forming and providing general tax advice, and tax protest litigation representation, of business entities and nonprofit organizations
  • Advising small businesses in zoning variance applications, RESPA requests, real estate contract terminations, easements, and purchase and sale agreements
  • Reviewing more than $130 million in residential mortgage loans and title documents as local counsel

Related News

Kirtland Spouses' Club names scholarship after local attorney
Bobbie Collins Scholarship will benefit military spouses' educational aspirations
DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
Collins completes Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program
Attorney in firm's Albuquerque office builds tax, real estate and litigation practices
Collins joins Litigation practice group in Albuquerque
Associate will focus on complex civil litigation, real estate and taxation law


  • Presenter, “Incorporation Process,” National Business Institute CLE Seminar Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish, June 2017
  • Presenter, “Establishing Tax-Exempt Status with the IRS,” National Business Institute CLE Seminar Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish, June 2017
  • Presenter, “Advising on Operational Issues,” National Business Institute CLE Seminar Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish, June 2017
  • Presenter, “Employment Issues”, National Business Institute CLE Seminar Ultimate Guide to Tax Exempt Organizations in New Mexico, June 2016
  • Presenter, “Articles of Organization” and “Ethics for Representing LLCs”, National Business Institute CLE Seminar LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft and Maintain, December 2015

Other Publications

  • Author, "Free speech for mall owners: How public is private speech?," Colorado Real Estate Journal, December 2012
  • Author, "Real Estate Clause Du Jour: Force Majeure," COBizMagazine, September 2012
  • Author, "Why Does the U.S. Have Universal Social Insurance," University of Colorado Honors Thesis, May 2007


  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2016-17
  • Partial and full law school tuition recipient from the Stanton D. Rosenbaum Scholarship and Charles F. Brannon Memorial Fund Scholarship
  • Presidents Leadership Class Scholar - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Phi Beta Kappa Member

Other Info


LL.M., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2016, (Tax)
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2010
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007, Political Science

Bar Admissions

New Mexico, 2013
Colorado, 2010

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, New Mexico, 2013
U.S. Tax Court, 2013
Colorado State Courts
New Mexico State Courts