Kendrick W. Dane

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Kendrick W. Dane Attorney

  • Albuquerque
  • 505.483.1856
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Since 2009, Kendrick Dane has represented private and public entities in a wide range of administrative and judicial litigation arising from regulatory compliance, contract disputes, corporate governance, real estate, and transportation liability. He frequently counsels clients in the negotiation of complex corporate and real estate transactions. He has represented airports, avionics manufacturers, airmen, defense contractors, municipalities, insurers, real estate developers, general contractors, cloud computing companies, and cannabis companies in general commercial matters, reorganizations, M&A, and a variety of commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Kendrick served for several years as General Counsel for the Albuquerque International Sunport and its general aviation reliever airport, where he negotiated intergovernmental agreements, public private partnerships, real estate developments, and crafted the City of Albuquerque’s Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) ordinance.

Kendrick comes from an airline and charter pilot family and grew up throughout the United States. He graduated with Honours from Middlesex University in Byron Bay, Australia with a bachelor’s degree in audio engineering and received his Juris Doctor from the Appalachian School of Law. In his free time, Kendrick enjoys spending time with his wife and children, instructing student skydivers, flying, BASE jumping, and mountaineering. 


  • Corporate & Securities
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate


  • Appalachian School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Middlesex University, Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Engineering, 2005


  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2009
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2010

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Aviation Law 2015-2020
  • Airport Security Coordinator Certification – American Association of Airport Executives, 2020

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a defense verdict in a multimillion-dollar Unfair Practices Act proceeding against a national bank client;
  • Obtained judgment against restaurant chain on behalf of municipality and state agency in wage and hour litigation;
  • Obtained dismissal of publicly traded utility company’s multimillion-dollar SLAPP proceeding for IT security firm client;
  • Obtained dismissal of MRO’s Part 13 Complaint against international airport sponsor;
  • Obtained favorable settlement of multiple administrative and judicial litigations against international airport sponsors alleging security regulation violations which did not require clients to pay charging regulatory agency;

Publications & Speeches

  • Speaker: “FAA Part 16 Airport Litigation Update,” New Mexico State Aviation Conference, MCM Elegante Resort, Ruidoso, New Mexico (May 17, 2023).
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter: “Litigating and Drafting Pre-injury Exculpatory Agreements,” New Mexico State Bar Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico (December 22, 2016).
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter: “Attacking and Defending the Waiver in Injury Litigation: A Mountain-West Survey of Waiver Law Developments,” New Mexico Bench & Bar Conference, Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico (August 19, 2016).
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter: “N.A. = N/A: Federal Preemption of State Law Consumer Claims in Mortgage Foreclosure,” Red Rock Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 10, 2010).

Community Involvement

  • Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council – Volunteer rescuer
  • Skydive New Mexico – Director (2016-2017)