Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

The ScottHulse Law Firm’s Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Restructuring attorneys represent a wide range of clients based throughout the United States and Mexico, including both secured and unsecured retailers, manufacturers, asset and judgment purchasers, lenders, factors, equipment lessors, and other financial institutions.

“A successful law practice is established by finding or creating a niche that is underserved and committing to the continuous study and hard work that is required to excel at it. I’m fortunate to have found a niche that I love: problem-solving and pursuit of righting wrongs in the commercial sector.”

Stuart Schwartz
Attorney & Shareholder

Testimonial Stuart Schwartz

They also have substantial experience in landlord-tenant matters and both personal and real property foreclosure actions.

Our creditor’s rights attorneys in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, have distinguished themselves in this area. Stuart R. Schwartz is Co-Editor of the premier compendium of debtor-creditor law in Texas, the Texas Collections Manual, published by the State Bar of Texas. He has also authored and lectured over 50 times in 20 years for both the State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas and the University of Houston Law Foundation on numerous topics pertaining to pre- and post-judgment debt collection remedies (including attachment, sequestration, execution, garnishment, receiverships, and turnover). Stuart is also one of only a handful of attorneys in the State of Texas board certified in Creditors’ Rights Law by the American Board of Certification.

Our bankruptcy lawyers represent both secured and unsecured creditors in the areas of cash collateral, assumption or rejections of leases and executory contracts, stay relief, property sales, preference actions, plan confirmation matters, and discharge issues. We have extensive experience in workouts and debt restructuring, and regularly draw on the expertise of our corporate, real estate, tax and commercial litigation attorneys to augment advice provided to our clients.


Representative Matters
  • Successfully prosecuted thousands of claims for money or property against both commercial and consumer debtors; collected millions of dollars on their behalf.
  • Domesticated numerous foreign judgments and pursued collection of those judgments against Texas debtors.
  • Obtained court orders requiring debtors to turn over non-exempt assets to be sold in aid of judgment.
  • Successfully appointed receivers to take control of the assets of both sole proprietorships and other business entities and obtained court approval to sell their assets to satisfy judgments.
  • Successfully sequestered pharmaceuticals on behalf of a national drug retailer from a defaulting drug store operator.
  • Garnished numerous bank accounts, both pre- and post-judgment, as part of the normal collection process.
  • Represented creditors and debtors in workouts both in and outside of bankruptcy.
  • Represented landlords in lock-out situations and post-possession collection efforts.
  • Pursued numerous forcible detainer actions against defaulting tenants.
  • Represented the primary creditor in the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of a primary care hospital.
  • Pursued hundreds of Relief from Stays in Bankruptcy court.
  • Represented creditors in negotiating plans of reorganization.
  • Litigated adversary proceeding in bankruptcy including objection to discharge.
  • Served as creditors’ committed counsel and trustee’s counsel.
Reported Cases

Padilla v. NCJ Dev., Inc., 218 S.W. 3d 811 (Tex. App – El Paso 2007, pet. denied)

Morgan v. Verlander, 225 S.W.3d 158 (Tex. App. – El Paso 2005, pet. denied)

Cordova v. Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Inc., 148 S.W. 3d 441 (Tex. App – El Paso 2004)

Girdley v. Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Inc., 869 S.W.2d 409 (Tex. App – El Paso 1993)