Gallagher & Kennedy Adds Two Lawyers to its New Mexico Office

For Immediate Release


PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 28, 2017) – The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that Frank Crociata and Katelyn Hart have joined the firm’s New Mexico office.  Frank, of counsel, will practice is the areas of tax law, government affairs, and Native American law, while Katelyn, associate, will work with the Natural Resources, Environmental, Public Utilities and Litigation groups.

Frank’s practice focuses primarily on state and local tax law, including the constitutional limitations on state taxation, corporate income and business activity taxes, sales taxes, property taxes and other excise taxes, such as state and federal motor fuel taxes.  His experience includes litigating tax protests and appeals before administrative agencies and courts in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as before the Internal Revenue Service, and advising clients on the state and local implications of business activities, structures, and transactions.  Frank also serves as a lobbyist for clients on state and local issues, including drafting legislation, testifying before legislative committees and developing advocacy strategies for clients and industry groups.  Before joining Gallagher & Kennedy, Frank served as the Tax Policy Director for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, coordinating with both the New Mexico Legislature and the Governor’s office on issues of revenue forecasting, tax policy and tax reform.

Katelyn is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law where she received a certification in Mediation and the Natural Resources/Environmental Law.  While there, Katelyn worked in the Natural Resources/Environmental Law Clinic where she helped write an Amicus Brief for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S Army of Corps of Engineers and was the lead counsel for writing a report on “Energy Development Impacts on Indigenous Peoples” for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In addition, Katelyn also interned for New Mexico’s Fire Marshal office and New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission General Counsel’s office.