M. Ryan Hoover
Attorney / Shareholder / Director
Chair – Business Section

M. Ryan Hoover

Attorney / Shareholder / Director
Chair – Business Section

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Areas of Concentration


Estate Planning, Probate & Asset Protection

Real Estate
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities


California Western School of Law
Juris Doctor

University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science – Business

Admissions & Qualifications

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of New Mexico


– English
– Spanish

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Ryan Hoover, shareholder at ScottHulse and Chair of the Firm’s Business section, represents physicians, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, and non-profit health organizations in regulatory healthcare matters and corporate and administrative matters. He also represents and advises individuals and businesses on matters related to commercial transactions.

Mr. Hoover is licensed in both Texas and New Mexico. He assists clients in estate planning, asset protection, and closely held and family business matters. Regarding his real estate practice, Mr. Hoover has represented buyers and sellers in the acquisition and sale of residential and commercial property and advised tenants and landlords in all types of leases. In corporate and securities, Mr. Hoover has assisted clients with the formation of entities such as corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as advising owners with regard to asset purchases and sales, equity sales and acquisitions, and mergers.

Mr. Hoover is a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas Health Law Section, American Health Lawyers Association, El Paso Bar Association, State Bar of New Mexico, and American Bar Association.

Representative Matters
  • Negotiated and documented transactions for the purchase of assets from physician groups and subsequent employment of physicians by qualified non-profit health organization (501a).
  • Assisted clients with the formation of independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF).
  • Regularly advise physician clients in healthcare regulatory and compliance issues including Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, and HIPAA/HITECH.
  • Assist physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and podiatrists with the formation and termination of professional entities.
  • Assist physician groups and departing physicians through termination of physician practice including Texas Medical Board notice requirements.
  • Formed numerous entities, including corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies, professional associations and professional limited liability companies.
  • Negotiated and documented various real estate transactions including purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, residential leases, condominium association documents, covenants and restrictions, association governing documents, and easements.
  • Regularly advise clients regarding estate planning matters including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers, directives to physicians, “do not resuscitate” orders (DNR), and guardian designations.
  • Assisted clients through the probate and administration process including dependent and independent administrations, muniment of title, affidavits of heirship, small estate affidavits, and filing of estate tax returns (IRS Form 706).

2014, April 4. The Affordable Care Act vs. The Big Bang Theory: It’s Not Astrophysics (because that would be easier to understand). Lecture presented at the ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar in El Paso, Texas.


American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

El Paso Bar Association

State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section

State Bar of Texas

Probate Bar Association

State Bar of New Mexico