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2000 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505 | Ph: 505.982.4676

Kenneth Bateman, Retired

Phone: 505-982-4676
Fax: 505-988-7029

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Formation and Administration of Private Foundations

With Sommer Udall Law Firm Since

  • 2016


  • Kenneth concentrates his practice in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Special Needs Trusts. In addition, advises clients in the formation and administration of Private Foundations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Lawyers (ACTEC) and a member of the Santa Fe Estate Planning Counsel He has been active in the Real Estate and Probate Division and the Taxation Division of the New Mexico State Bar Association.
  • Mr. Bateman has lectured on issues relating to estate planning to professional and lay audiences.


  • B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1961
  • Prior to graduating from Southern Methodist University, attended the University of Auckland School of Law in Auckland, New Zealand
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1965

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in 1966, New Mexico, Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Civic Activities

  • Served on the Boards of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the McCune Foundation and the Historic Santa Fe Foundation
  • Current Board Member of the Melville Hankins Family Foundation, the Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts, and the Patricia Arcott LaFarge Folk Art Foundation
  • Nationally, served two six year terms on the Board of the Presbyterian Church USA Foundation and eleven years as Chair of the Board of the New Covenant Funds, a family of mutual funds

Outside Interests

  • Amateur Radio (KF5QGD)
  • Fly fishing
  • Reading
  • Sailing
  • Grandkids