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Bringing a new approach to legal services.

How We Work

Briones Business Law Consulting, P.C, is a new kind of law firm. We are driven to be the best business law firm in New Mexico by providing outside, “in-house” counsel services to businesses at a reasonable, reliable fixed rate in order to allow the client to better use and access our services.  We work directly with the owners of companies and their senior staff, meeting regularly and getting to know your business from top to bottom to become part of your team.  

Vision

To be a Change Agent for prosperity in our community by making it easier for our clients to achieve success.

Mission

To help client achieve their goals by helping them find solutions to their legal issues and business needs. We accomplish this by consistently producing high quality legal and business solutions in a timely manner. 

Core Values

The following Core Values reflect our firm's commitment to our community and our clients. We believe that a thriving community is built on the success of local businesses. 

  • Relationships:

    • We are our client's trusted legal partner. Our competence, credibility and integrity are the foundation of our business ethos. We build long term professional relationships. 

  • Responsiveness:

    • We are responsive to our client's needs. We, too, are a local business and we understand the importance of timeliness as we bring solutions to our clients. 

  • Quality:

    • Quality is of paramount importance to us. We strive to use our expertise and skills to consistently deliver the best outcomes to our clients in a timely manner. 

  • Value:

    • We want our clients to feel comfortable as they seek legal services without having to worry about cost. We provide flexible pricing options for our clients based on their needs. 

  • Community:

    • We care deeply about our community. We're proud of the fact that we are local. We understand the impact successful local businesses have on our economy. We give back. We care about our community, our clients, and each other. 

  • Fun & Healthy Environment:

    • We value fun and humor; we pride ourselves in the people who make up our team. We have a strong sense of family as we celebrate each other's company and accomplishments. 

Our History

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After 18 years of practicing law Thomas R. Briones formed Briones Business Law Consulting, P.C. in 2011 to provide local businesses the opportunity to outsource their legal needs through his innovative, “in house” counsel service model.  When creating Briones Business Law Consulting, P.C., the attorney-client relationship was examined closely, keeping in mind the question: how to provide quality legal services to clients without having the billable hour be a barrier to our legal services?  Our solution was to do away with the billable hour. In talking with our clients we learned that they do not like being charged for talking to their attorney or having letters cost what seems an extraordinary fee.

 

We also learned that clients often refrain from seeking legal advice because of the price uncertainty of the legal fees under the billable hour model. Like other small businesses, we understand businesses need to budget for their needs, including legal fees.  We propose to change the fee model and, consequently, the attorney-client relationship dynamic, by aligning our interests with yours and making the legal services your business needs accessible, affordable and certain.  We do so through our “in house” counsel model which provides most of the services that your own in-house counsel would provide, but at a fraction of the cost through a monthly fee.

Newspaper clip from 1993 showing Tom Briones joining his Father Felix at the Briones law firm.