Elliot F. Barela, CPA


Elliot represents clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, Business Planning, Real Estate Law, Tax Planning, and Asset Protection.

Elliot has a strong background in tax law and focuses his practice in assisting clients maximize their wealth preservation.

Before law school, Elliot worked with a large public accounting firm and earned his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) License. Elliot uses his CPA license to help his clients with their business needs.

After law school, Elliot clerked at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C., where he gained valuable experience in tax controversy issues.

After the United States Tax Court, Elliot worked for a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona where he assisted clients in tax planning, corporate structuring, and real estate ventures.

Elliot enjoys hiking with his two dogs (Badger and Rifka), spending time with family and friends, and exercising.


  • University of New Mexico Law School
    JD, 2016 - Magna Cum Laude
  • University of New Mexico - Anderson School of Management
    Masters of Accounting in Tax, 2011
  • University of New Mexico - Anderson School of Management
    BBA in Accounting, 2009

Admissions to Practice

  • New Mexico State Courts
  • Arizona State Courts

Memberships and Activities

  • New Mexico State Bar Association