Blog & Legal Updates


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Mar 2019

Socios de PEMEX invertirán $250 millones de dólares en el desarrollo de dos bloques terrestres en México

Reuters publica que dos socios privados de la empresa productiva estado mexicano, PEMEX, invertirán durante los próximos cuatro años hasta $250 millones de dólares en dos proyectos con el fin de aumentar la producción de crudo nacional, conforme a los planes aprobados por la Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos. Estas inversiones seguramente generarán oportunidades de negocio para las empresas de servicios petroleros. Puedes encontrar el...

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Mar 2019

Labor & Employment Seminar 2019 Recap

Thank you to all who attended last week’s 11th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar. We enjoyed seeing new faces among the ones we have come to know over the years, as well as the opportunity to speak-one on-one with many of you. It is our distinct pleasure to share this information every spring, and we hope it serves you and your company well in...

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Mar 2019

DOL Issues Its New Proposed Rule for Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited replacement of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemptions to $35,308 per year ($679 per week), from the previous $23,660 per year ($455 per week), which had been in effect since 2004. The new Proposed...

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Feb 2019

Estímulos Fiscales en la Región Fronteriza Norte de México y los Estados Unidos

By Javier Lopez de Obeso, Associate Attorney El 1 de enero de 2019 entró en vigor el Decreto de Estímulos Fiscales de la Región Fronteriza Norte (el “Decreto”) y el 30 de enero de 2019 el Servicio de Administración Tributaria (“SAT”) publicó las reglas generales “las “Reglas”) para la aplicación decreto, que da varios beneficios a los contribuyentes materia impuesto sobre la renta...

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Feb 2019

Tax Incentives for the Northern Border Region of Mexico and the United States

By Javier Lopez de Obeso, Associate Attorney On January 1, 2019, Mexico’s Decree of Fiscal Incentives of the Northern Border Region (the “Decree”) became effective, and on January 30, 2019 the Mexican Tax Administration Service (“SAT”) published the general rules (“the Rules”) for the application of the Decree, establishing tax benefits to the taxpayers of Mexico’s income tax (“ISR”) and its value-added tax (“VAT”). The...

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21

Feb 2019

Private Groundwater Transactions in Texas

Matthew T. Armendariz, Attorney & Shareholder Zach Daw, Associate Attorney I. Introduction An increasing number of landowners in Texas have begun to recognize the importance groundwater plays in the value of their real property. As such, there has been a steady increase over the past several years in the size and volume of private groundwater transactions in Texas, and especially in West Texas. Whether you...

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Feb 2019

The Statute of Frauds in Business Disputes

By Henry J. Paoli, Attorney & Shareholder; Chair, Litigation; Chair, Appellate Law On some occasions, business disputes are based on disagreements as to the terms of the written agreement or contract between the parties. But what happens when the dispute arises from a verbal agreement that is not corroborated by any written document that is signed by the parties?


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Jan 2019

11th Annual ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar Set for March 7th

The 11th annual ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar is set for Thursday, March 7th at the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Administrative Services Center. The theme for this year’s seminar is “Back to School: Making Complex Human Resources Issues as Easy as 1-2-3”. The seminar, which is designed for human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, executives, business owners, and in-house legal counsel, will cover a...

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Jan 2019

Lapse in Federal Funding Does Not Impact Most USCIS Operations

THIS NOTICE APPLIES ONLY TO EMPLOYERS THAT CURRENTLY USE E-VERIFY The federal government is currently shut down. This has resulted in the suspension of operation of many government offices and programs. The E-Verify program is one of the federal programs that is currently unavailable due to the lapse in government appropriations. While the federal government remains shut down, employers will not be able to access...

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Dec 2018

Notice of Key Issues for End of 2018 Legal Tax Planning

As many of you are aware, there have been many changes to U.S. tax law this year with numerous opportunities and pitfalls. To help you avoid the pitfalls and take advantage of the opportunities, we wanted to provide a list of tax issues you should be considering before the end of the year.



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