ScottHulse Attorney Javier Lopez de Obeso Receives Certificate of Registration as a Foreign Legal Consultant
Javier Lopez de Obeso On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas issued Javier Lopez de Obeso, the Certificate of Registration as a Foreign Legal Consultant, after fulfilling the requirements of law and having been recommended for approval by the Texas Board of Law Examiners. This certification authorizes Mr. Lopez de Obeso to render legal services and give professional legal advice on the laws...
Melissa Baeza Melissa Baeza, a construction and commercial litigation attorney and shareholder with the ScottHulse law firm, was awarded the President’s Award from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) of the El Paso Chapter 248. Ms. Baeza was presented the award in recognition of her contributions to the success of Chapter 248 and for demonstrating exemplary professionalism in construction law.
Stuart R. Schwartz, a shareholder of the law firm ScottHulse, P.C., has been named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Mr. Schwartz is a litigator in the Firm’s commercial litigation and creditor’s rights sections and holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating of AV Preeminent. He currently serves as lead editor of the three-volume “Texas Collections Manual,” published by the State Bar...
ScottHulse Attorney Blake Downey Elected as At-Large Member of Downtown Management District Grant Program Review Committee
Blake Downey, an associate attorney at the ScottHulse Law Firm, was appointed to serve as an at-large member of the El Paso Downtown Management District Grant Program Review Committee. The Downtown Management District has established a variety of grant programs that will match private investment dollars for certain improvements. The committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the board concerning downtown grant programs. Downey,...
New Version of USCIS Form I-9 is Now Available. Deadline for Implementation of the New Form I-9 is September 18, 2017
On Monday, July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (“USCIS”) released another revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The latest version of the Form I-9 contains minor changes to the Instructions section and the List of Acceptable Documents. Specifically, the Instructions section contains the following revisions: In addition to the revisions to the Instructions section, the List of...
ScottHulse Attorney Jacob J. Barde Receives the Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso
Jacob J. Barde, an associate attorney with the ScottHulse Law Firm, received the Bernard and Florence Schoichet Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso, June 14. The honor, which is presented annually to a rising leader in the El Paso Jewish community, was awarded at the Federation’s annual meeting that also celebrated the Federation’s 80 years of service to the community....
ScottHulse attorney and shareholder Glenn Davis was a featured speaker at the Intermediate Estate Planning & Probate Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, June 7, in Houston. Mr. Davis, who is licensed in both Texas and New Mexico and is certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, presented a paper entitled “Dissecting LLC Company Agreements” to approximately...
ScottHulse shareholder Stuart R. Schwartz was recognized as “Outstanding Senior Lawyer” by the El Paso Young Lawyers Association for his community service and dedication to professionalism and justice, May 13, at the El Paso Bar Association Law Day Dinner and Awards Banquet. Mr. Schwartz has served on the board of numerous nonprofit and governmental organizations. He is the current chairman of the Ethics Review Commission...
January 9, 2017 The ninth annual ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar is set for Thursday, March 2, at the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Administrative Service Center. The theme for this year’s seminar is “Taking Care of Business: A Rock & Roll Guide to Employment Law.” The seminar, which is designed for business owners, executives, in-house legal counsel, human resource professionals, managers, and supervisors,...
By M. Blake Downey, Associate Attorney U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas imposed a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s hotly contested Final Overtime Rule which was set to go into effect December 1, 2016. The rule changes would have, among other things, doubled the mandatory threshold for exempt salaried employees from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. This...