Keith Burn has practiced law for 41 years as an advocate for clients in trials, administrative hearings and in arbitration, and regularly serves as a neutral in an ADR practice. Virtually all of Keith's practice has been in the areas of construction, real estate and complex commercial matters. He is rated as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer and has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the Top Lawyers in New Mexico. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutral Arbitrators for Complex Commercial and Complex Construction cases, and he is a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Commercial Mediators. He is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators and the Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution Committee of the New Mexico Bar Association.
During his 41 years in the practice of law, Keith has arbitrated, mediated, and litigated hundreds and hundreds of construction and commercial cases
involving a variety of issues such as concrete, asphalt, steel, soils,
foundations, structures, roofing, utilities, materials
testing, design issues,
plumbing, HVAC, telecommunications, computer systems,
real estate, and development.
He has substantial experience in litigation, arbitration, and appeals in such areas as corporate, partnership, and limited liability company derivative actions; business
entity accounting and dissolution actions; contract reformation actions; real estate
litigation; and litigation of uniform commercial code matters.
Keith is now devoting most of his time on an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice. Keith is located in Las Cruces, New
Mexico, and he arbitrates and mediates complex construction and commercial
cases throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona.
Keith enjoys golf, beaches, travel, playing the piano, and singing.
Keith is pleased to be involved in the following community organizations:
- Keith and Luan Burn Endowment within the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico
- Past member, Board of Directors President's Association of New Mexico State University
- Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico
- Donor, Humane Society
- Donor, United Way
- Donor, Salvation Army
- Fellow, New Mexico Bar Foundation