Christopher L. Graeser

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Experience: 19 years
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About Christopher L. Graeser

Chris Graeser, a graduate of Southampton College and the University of New Mexico Law School, has over ten years of experience in local government, land use and real estate law. He counsels and represents local governments, state agencies, individuals and neighborhood groups, development applicants and small businesses. Mr. Graeser has extensive administrative law experience, having practiced in front of all local land use boards and numerous state agencies and serving as counsel to county property tax valuation protests boards throughout New Mexico. Mr. Graeser’s work for builders and developers focuses on clients engaging in sustainable, responsible development and green building. His work in this area has included drafting covenants and design standards for the first community in the state to require all new homes to meet Build Green New Mexico® gold level certification. He is a member of the First Judicial District, New Mexico, Federal District Court of New Mexico and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals bars, and holds a BV® Distinguished™ rating. Chris takes seriously the commitment to cost-effective representation that he makes to all his clients, private and public sector alike.

Practice Areas

  • General Civil
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law


  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New MexicoSince 1998
  • 10th CircuitSince 2001
  • Federal CircuitSince 1999

Professional Experience

  • Partner Graeser & McQueen, LLC 2014 - Current
  • Principal The Graeser Law Firm 2006 - 2014
  • Sommer, Udall, Hardwick, Ahern & Hyatt 2002 - 2005
  • Santa Fe County Attorney's Office 1998 - 2002


  • University of New Mexico J.D. 1995 - 1998

Professional Association

  • New Mexico State Bar #546529 Member 1998 - Current


316 East Marcy Street
PO Box 220 Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA

Telephone: (505) 982-9074

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