Hurley, Toevs, Styles, Hamblin & Panter, PA

Hurley, Toevs, Styles, Hamblin & Panter, PA

4155 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

505 888 1188

Gregory W. MacKenzie

Gregory W. MacKenzie

505 888 1188 phone | 505 888 9125 fax | greg AT hurleyfirm DOT com

WORK EXPERIENCE

Greg is a director and shareholder at Hurley, Toevs, Styles, Hamblin & Panter, P.A. and has worked as a litigation attorney since 1993.

PRACTICE AREAS

Fiduciary Litigation 

Contested Trusts

Contested Wills

Contested Probates

Guardianship and Conservatorship (Contested and Uncontested)

Pro Bono work on International Human Rights Issues

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Activities: President, Albuquerque Lawyer’s Club, 2002-2003; Lobbyist, New Mexico Guardianship Association, 2006-2008; Awarded Outstanding Affiliate Member by the National Guardianship

Association, 2008; Participant: House Joint Memorial 34 Task Force on Guardianship Reform, 2007; House Memorial 6 Task Force on Guardianship Reform (Chairman, Post-Adjudication Committee, 2008);

Elected President of New Mexico Guardianship Association, 2008, 2009; Planning Co-Chair New Mexico Probate Institute, 2010; Committee Member, International Services Committee, American Red Cross (

New Mexico Chapter), 2013-; Vice-Chair, International Human Rights Committee, International Law Section, American Bar Association, 2014.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

New Mexico State Courts

U.S. District Court for New Mexico 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Syracuse University, JD (1993)

Syracuse University, M.A. (1993)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, B.A., magna cum laude (1990)

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Outstanding Affiliate Member, New Mexico Guardianship Association (2008)

Best Attorneys In New Mexico, Best Lawyers (2015)

PRACTICE RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Presenter: “Fiduciary Litigation from a Litigator’s Perspective,” Annual Probate Institute, 2001;

“Top Ten Tips for Probate Litigators,” Annual Probate Institute, 2002;

“Highlights of Will Contests, Guardianships, and Conservatorships and Fiduciary Responsibility,” New Mexico JAG Conference, 2003;

“Discharging Trustee Liability,” Annual Probate Institute, 2007;

“Court Monitoring of Guardianships and Conservatorships,” Senior Citizen’s Law Office Seminar on Medicaid and Other Elder Law Essentials, 2009;

“Frequently Addressed Issues in Guardianships and Conservatorships,” Albuquerque Bar Association and NMGA Training Seminars, 2009;

“Addressing Questions of Self-Dealing with Powers of Attorney,” Annual Probate Institute, 2009;

“Tips on Avoiding Litigation,” Southern New Mexico Estate Planning Institute, 2009;

“Introduction to Basic Probate,” 2nd Judicial District Court Volunteer Lawyer Training Program, 2009;

“Guardianship of Adults,” Southwest Conference on Disability, 2009;

“Will Contests in NM In the Wake of Estate of C De Baca,” Albuquerque Estate Planning Council, 2010;

“Duties of and Liabilities Associated with Conservators and Guardians,” Albuquerque Guardianship and Conservatorships Group, 2010;

“Decisional Capacity and Undue Influence,” National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, 2010;

“Guardianship Webinar [on 2009 Revisions to Uniform Probate Code and Need for Effective Court Monitoring of Guardianships and Conservatorships],”

Judicial Conference Conducted by Administrative Office of the Courts, 2010;

“Decisional Capacity and Undue Influence,” American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, June 2010;

“Current State of the Law Regarding Undue Influence and Practice Pointers,” 2010 Elder Law Institute;

Presenter and Co-Author, “The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Guardianships and Conservatorships,” 2010 Probate Institute;

“The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Guardianships and Conservatorships,” New Mexico Office of Guardianship, 2011;

“Influence: Due and Undue,” ALI-ABA Conference on Representing Trust and Estate Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries, 2011;

“Inside the Mind of an Undue Influence Victim,” 2012 New Mexico Probate Institute;

“Addressing Elder Exploitation,” New Mexico Guardianship Symposium, 2013;

“Attorney-Client Privilege Issues in Trust & Estates Litigation,” ACTEC Regional Meeting Fall, 2013;

New Mexico Probate Institute, 2014, Murphy v. Gorman and the Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege.

SEMINARS PRESENTED

2010

“The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Guardianships and Conservatorships,” Probate Institute.

Presenter, “Will Contests in NM In the Wake of Estate of C De Baca,” Albuquerque Estate Planning Council.

“Duties of and Liabilities Associated with Conservators and Guardians,” Albuquerque Guardianship and Conservatorship Group.

“Decisional Capacity and Undue Influence,” National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

“Guardianship Webinar [on 2009 Revisions to Uniform Probate Code and Need for Effective Court Monitoring of Guardianships and Conservatorships],” Judicial Conference Conducted by Administrative Office of the Courts.

“Decisional Capacity and Undue Influence,” American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.

2009

“Court Monitoring of Guardianships and Conservatorships,” Senior Citizen’s Law Office Seminar on Medicaid and Other Elder Law Essentials.

“Frequently Addressed Issues in Guardianships and Conservatorships,” Albuquerque Bar Association and NMGA Training Seminars.

“Addressing Questions of Self-Dealing with Powers of Attorney,” Annual Probate Institute.

“Tips on Avoiding Litigation,” Southern New Mexico Estate Planning Institute.

“Introduction to Basic Probate,” 2nd Judicial District Court Volunteer Lawyer Training Program.

“Guardianship of Adults,” Southwest Conference on Disability.

2007

“Discharging Trustee Liability,” Annual Probate Institute.

2003

“Highlights of Will Contests, Guardianships, and Conservatorships and Fiduciary Responsibility,” New Mexico JAG Conference.

2002

“Top Ten Tips for Probate Litigators,” Annual Probate Institute.

2001

“Fiduciary Litigation from a Litigator’s Perspective,” Annual Probate Institute.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS DEALING WITH POLITICAL OR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ISSUES

“Voodoo as a Source of Political Control in Haiti,” 1959-1971, Michigan Journal of Political Science (Winter, 1989); “The Order of Protection: A Call for Reform in New York’s Domestic Relations Law,” The

Brooklyn Barrister, November 1992;  “ICSID Arbitration as a Strategy for Leveling the Playing Field between International Non-Governmental Organizations and Host States,” Syracuse Journal of International

Law and Commerce, November 1993; and “North Korea Must Account for Its Treatment of Political Prisoners,” Asia Law News, ABA Section of International Law, Asia/Pacific Committee, International Law

Section, American Bar Association, October 2012; Moderator, American Bar Association, ISIL London Meeting, North Korean Concentration Camps Exposed, the Response of the International Community,

October 2013; Conference Co-Organizer, Moderator and Presenter, American Bar Association, ISIL Buenos Aires Meeting, Freedom of Press and the Law, October 2014.