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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, Corporate Counsel On Demand 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.  

Meet our Attorneys

Thomas R. Briones

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Thomas R. Briones has been a business attorney for over 30 years. He started Briones Business Law Consulting, P.C., as a business-focused boutique law firm in Albuquerque, providing outside general counsel services to local business owners.

Mr. Briones’ practice focuses primarily in the area of Business law.  He is an experienced business and trial lawyer, having handled numerous complex and transactional litigation matters. 

Tom lives in Albuquerque New Mexico with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Briones.


  • University of Alabama (Master of Laws, LL.M., 2017)

    • Advanced Business Transactions

    • Magna Cum Laude

  • University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1993)

  • University of New Mexico (B.A., English, 1990)

    • Magna Cum Laude

Thomas Briones, Attorney
Taylor Duffney, Attorney

Taylor Duffney

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Taylor K. Duffney was born and raised here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is tremendously passionate about working with business owners and small businesses in New Mexico in order to help strengthen and improve the local community.


Taylor received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University but chose to return home to attend law school and practice law in New Mexico. While attending law school, Taylor recognized her love for business law early on and joined the student chapter of the Business Law Section of the New Mexico Bar. This opportunity allowed her to network with like-minded individuals and gain a more intimate understanding of business law.


Taylor joined Briones Business Law Consulting P.C. as a law clerk during her 3L year of law school and joined as an Associate Attorney after passing the New Mexico Bar in 2021. In her time outside of the office, Taylor enjoys spending time with her family, trying new local restaurants and breweries, playing fantasy football with her friends, and traveling to new places.


  • University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 2021)

    • Cum Laude

    • Corporate and Business Law Excellence Award (2021)

  • Arizona State University (B.A., Psychology, 2015)

Raquel Koch Vaz


Raquel is originally from Brazil, where she graduated from law school and practiced law in the areas of consumer rights and employment law. She grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, with her parents, grandparents, and uncles owning several businesses, from truck companies to bed & breakfast.


After moving to the United States in 2014, Raquel decided to explore her entrepreneurial side and start her own small business. In 2019, she decided to change directions and pursue her J.D. degree to become a licensed attorney in the United States. However, Raquel’s interest in business and entrepreneurship helped guide her path in the practice of law; her practice focuses on business law and related areas.


Raquel enjoys helping businesses navigate the legal
landscape and reach their full potential. In her free time, Raquel enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, exploring all the beauty of New Mexico, and traveling.


  • University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 2022)

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • Corporate and Business Law Excellence Award (2022)

  • Universidade Anhanguera, Brazil (Postgraduate studies in Brazilian Employment Law, 2010)

  • Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2009)



Consumer Welfare: Would Competitive Injury Claims under the New Mexico Unfair Practices
Act Actually Undermine Consumer Protection?, 51, N.M.L Rev. 500 (2021).

Raquel Koch Vaz, Attorney


To help clients 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. 


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



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.


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 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. 


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.


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.

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