Blog & Legal Updates


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Aug 2017

Stuart R. Schwartz Named Senior Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

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...

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Aug 2017

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,...

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Jul 2017

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...

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Jun 2017

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....

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Jun 2017

ScottHulse Attorney Glenn Davis Speaks at State Bar Event in Houston

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...

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May 2017

ScottHulse Attorney Stuart Schwartz Honored by El Paso’s Young Lawyers

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...

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Jan 2017

ScottHulse to Host 9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar March 2

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,...

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Nov 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Overtime Pay Rule Set to Go into Effect December 1, 2016

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...

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Nov 2016

USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9. Compliance Deadline is January 22, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (“USCIS”) has published its long-awaited revised version of the Form I-9. Beginning on January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use only the new version of the Form I-9 (dated 11/14/2016 N). Until then, employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 (dated 03/08/2013 N) or the new version of the Form...

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Oct 2016

ScottHulse Attorneys and Staff to Demonstrate the Importance of Voting by Walking to the County Courthouse on October 24, the First Day of Early Voting

As they have done for the past four presidential elections, on October 24, the first day of early voting, attorneys and staff of the ScottHulse law firm will walk together to the El Paso County Courthouse from their offices in the Chase Tower in downtown El Paso to exercise their right to vote. “The most important right granted to us as citizens of our democratic...

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