Keleher & McLeod Attorneys: Kurt Wihl
Kurt Wihl practices in the areas of litigation and real estate.
He has been a lawyer with Keleher & McLeod, P.A. since he was admitted to the New Mexico bar in 1984.
has appeared in all district courts in the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Court of Appeals
and the New Mexico Supreme Court
as well as New Mexico and Southern California federal courts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
In addition, he
has appeared before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
, the New Mexico Public Utility Commission
, the New Mexico Corporation
Commission, the Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission
, the New Mexico Livestock Board
, the United States Department of the Interior
of Land Appeals, and the United States Forest Service.
Tort Claims: Mr. Wihl
has prepared and tried numerous common law and statutory tort cases in state and federal court.
has experience in the areas of premises liability, motor vehicle (including over-the-road trucking) accidents, products liability defense, personal injury, construction defects, defense of civil rights claims, commercial torts such as claims for lender liability, breach of trust, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, tortuous interference with existing and prospective contractual relations, and ERISA.
Condemnation, Right-of-Way and Real Estate Litigation: Mr. Wihl
has significant experience in eminent domain actions both for the condemning authority and for landowners.
In addition, he
has handled lawsuits involving claims for quiet title, mortgage foreclosure, breach of lease, trespass, boundary determinations, nuisance, easements and right-of-ways of all kinds, restrictive covenants, real estate taxation and zoning through trial and on appeal in both state and federal court.
Commercial Litigation, Complex and Otherwise: Much of Mr. Wihl's
practice is complex commercial litigation.
For nearly thirty years, he
has handled complex suits in state and federal court involving multiple parties, multiple claims, and class actions with amounts in controversy ranging from hundreds of thousands to well over a billion dollars.
has successfully defended shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits filed both in New Mexico federal court and in federal court in Southern California.
tried a shareholder derivative case on behalf of five separately held New Mexico corporations and litigated a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a United States corporation against individual and corporate defendants from the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and North America.
has brought and defended lawsuits in state and federal court on behalf of corporations headquartered in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and the Netherlands.
has tried complex commercial cases involving contract disputes, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, loan participation agreements, general and limited partnership and joint venture disputes.
In addition, he
has arbitrated disputes involving employment and shareholder agreements and electric right-of-way agreements.