Mark E. Chaiken
t: (505) 983-6101 f: (505) 983-8304 email: mchaiken@vnlklaw.com
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Mark E. Chaiken


Administrative and Regulatory, Public Finance, State and Local Government, Taxation

Mark Chaiken has lived in New Mexico since 1995 when, upon graduating from Rutgers School of Law (Newark) with Honors, he moved to Albuquerque to clerk for the Hon. Harris L Hartz of the New Mexico Court of Appeals.  He received his B.A., also with honors, from Haverford College in Haverford, PA, in 1988, and also holds an Executive LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Mr. Chaiken specializes in the areas of public finance, taxation, and local government law.  He has represented numerous state agencies and local governments of every kind throughout New Mexico with respect to matters of public finance, tax, and administrative law.  He has worked on some of the biggest public projects undertaken throughout New Mexico, including the RailRunner Commuter Rail project, and Spaceport America.  He has also represented government clients in litigation relating to taxation, administrative law, and election disputes.  He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law in civil rights law and corporate law.

Mr. Chaiken was raised in New York City, New York and London, England.  In addition to his legal degrees, he holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and his hobbies include writing (particularly science fiction), reading, and travel.