He has also represented both sellers and purchasers in sales and purchases of utility systems including sale of a statewide natural gas transmission and distribution utility, purchases of gas distribution utility systems serving several communities in southern New Mexico, and sales or purchases of water utility systems serving Santa Fe, Clovis, and Edgewood, New Mexico.
For many years, Mr. Olson was primarily responsible for the Firm’s engagement as counsel to Santa Fe’s nonprofit, acute care general hospital, and he continues to advise other hospitals and health care providers. He has also represented clients, including financial institutions, in complex commercial, real estate and financial transactions and has rendered numerous closing opinions on behalf of sellers, purchasers, and lenders. He has advised hospitals in regard to the issuance of more than $50,000,000 of tax exempt revenue bonds issued by the City of Santa Fe, the New Mexico Hospital Equipment Loan Council and the New Mexico Finance Authority to finance hospital construction and additions and to advance refund existing indebtedness.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Continuous 20-year listing in The Best Lawyers in America (a listing derived from a lawyer survey), currently listed in practice areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Health Care Law and Mining Law
Order of the Coif
Editor, New Mexico Law Review (Vol. 3)
EPCOR Water New Mexico, Inc.
Professional Memberships and Activities
Commissioner, New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice
Commissioner, New Mexico Municipal Boundary Commission
Director, La Familia Medical Center (December 2015 to current)
State Bar of New Mexico (Sections on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law; Health Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust)
American Bar Association (Sections on Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries; Health Law)
American Health Lawyers Association
Director, Equal Access to Justice
Director and President, Foundation for the Santa Fe Community College
Founding Director, Santa Fe Community Foundation
Director, President, and Campaign Chair, United Way of Santa Fe County
Founding Director, Santa Fe Partners in Education
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