Clara Padilla-Silver, Esquire

Clara Padilla-Silver, Senior Associate at Atencio Law Office PC

Clara Padilla-Silver is the Senior Associate at Atencio Law Office PC. Clara practices in all aspects of real estate, both commercial and residential, including development, leasing, financing and liability protection with the formation of business entities. She has been corporate counsel for commercial and mixed-use developments in New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. During her 13-year residence in Nevada she was in-house counsel for a mixed-use developer, a few of her projects can be viewed at:

With the real estate and economic collapse of 2008, she began a new and passionate practice: advocating for homeowners in foreclosure. With her extensive experience in real estate financing she was able to identify lender’s mishandling of loan documents, predatory lending and wrongful foreclosure. She helped many Nevada homeowners keep their homes in a system of non-judicial foreclosures (lenders did not need a court order to foreclose). She became one of the state’s initial foreclosure mediators.

Now back in her beloved home, Albuquerque, she is one of the few experienced foreclosure defense attorneys in the State of New Mexico, and often conducts seminars for seniors on the dangers and advantages of reverse mortgages.

Ms. Padilla-Silver graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BUS and obtained her law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1996. Clara remains actively involved at the University of New Mexico where she chairs the Greater Albuquerque Area Alumni Chapter. She also sits on the Lobos for Legislation Committee and is a dedicated advocate for the University. She has been active in her community and co-chaired the Citizens Policing Counsel for the Southeast Area Commend.

Clara is admitted to the Bar to practice law in New Mexico and Nevada. Her license is inactive in Texas but can be re-activated if needed.

Let Clara help you with all your real estate needs, whether you are a developer or just trying to navigate your way through the complicated foreclosure process.