Max graduated from New Mexico State University in 1978 and 1982 with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Agricultural Economics. In 1985 he received a Law Degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Texas Tech University School of Law.
R. Max Best is the sole shareholder and attorney with the firm. He has an active and busy estate planning and probate practice including tax planning, elder law, and trust work. He also has an active practice in commercial and agriculture real property matters, as well as the creation of and management of business entities.
He also has a very active business practice that includes work in the areas of agriculture law, real estate entity formation and planning (including work in the wind energy area). Prior to establishing the firm in 1990, Mr. Best served as General Counsel to New Mexico Governor Garrey Carruthers from 1989 through 1990.
Mr. Best is a member of the State Bars of New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Best has previously served as a director and chair of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section as well as the Business Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico. He has also served as president of the Curry-Roosevelt County Bar Association in New Mexico. Further, he has also served as a member of the Steering Committee which adopted and drafted the New Mexico Limited Liability Company Act. Mr. Best has previously lectured to professional, business and client groups on the subject matters of business entity planning, estate planning, elder law issues and wind and renewable energy law issues from wind energy law.
Mr Best has previously served as the President and as a Member of the Board of Education for the Clovis Municipal School District. He has also served as President of the High Plains Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and was a former State President of the New Mexico FFA Association. Previously, he has served as Vice President of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Clovis Rotary Club and on the Board of Directors for the Curry County United Way. He continues to be active in the Ag 50 Committee for the Chamber of Commerce and his local church Central Baptist Church , where he has served on the finance committee, Board of Trustees and in the Bread of Life ministry. He has also served as Community Lay Director for the High Plains Emmaus Community.