G&K Adds Shareholder Timothy R. Van Valen to the Firm’s Santa Fe Office

For Immediate Release


PHOENIX (March 20, 2015) – The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that Timothy R. Van Valen has joined the firm as a shareholder whose practice is principally focused in state and local tax law representing large businesses with New Mexico operations.

“Tim’s extensive state tax law experience will be a valuable asset to the firm and our clients as we expand our services to include state and local tax law in New Mexico,” said Dalva Moellenberg, Gallagher & Kennedy’s senior attorney in the firm’s Santa Fe office.

Mr. Van Valen handles complex corporate income tax, sales and use tax, property tax and tax credit matters. He works with companies of all sizes in tax planning and administrative matters involving refunds, tax credits, administrative protests, as well as litigation. He frequently assists clients in the renewable energy and oil and gas industries with severance, processing, property and equipment sales tax matters. Beyond his tax practice, his experience includes federal constitutional issues affecting state taxation, Native American law, land use and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Van Valen is a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of New Mexico, serving in the Tax Section of both organizations. He is tax committee chair of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and serves as a director and executive committee member for the New Mexico Tax Research Institute. Among many honors and awards throughout his more than 25-year career, Mr. Van Valen was most recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the 2014 Tax Lawyer of the Year for Albuquerque Litigation and Controversy. He is the coeditor-in-chief of the American Bar Association’s annual Property Tax Deskbook and for many years has authored the New Mexico chapter of the Association’s Sales and Use Tax Deskbook.

Mr. Van Valen is an active supporter of the arts and served as president of Keep New Mexico Beautiful and The Albuquerque Arts Alliance. He earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law and his B.S. from Kalamazoo College.