Jose Luis Carbonell
Chair – Business Section
Chair – International Practice Group
Javier López de Obeso
Licensed in Mexico
“We have relied on ScottHulse for all of our legal needs since relocating to the Borderplex more than a decade ago. They have been key legal and strategic advisors on everything from contracts and leases, banking and finance, and labor and employment, to succession and transition planning and transactions. ScottHulse has been a trusted partner in our growth – a contributor to our success.”
ScottHulse Law Firm is strategically headquartered in El Paso, Texas, the heart of the West Texas, Northern Mexico and Southern New Mexico Borderplex, which is one of the largest and most dynamic manufacturing centers in North America. Our capabilities in the U.S./Mexico trade corridor are strengthened by additional offices in San Antonio, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Our in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing sector and our experience in working with manufacturers across diverse industries enable us to provide responsive service and support to manufacturer clients. ScottHulse is one of the region’s most established full-service law firms, which enables our manufacturing attorneys to leverage the multi-disciplinary knowledge, experience and expertise of our various core practice groups, which include Corporate & Securities, Labor & Employment, International Trade & Cross-Border Business, Transportation & Logistics, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Tax, Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, and Creditor’s Rights.
Working collaboratively both internally and with our clients, we help manufacturers build, strengthen and protect their businesses. From business formation, plant construction, equipment leasing, and distribution agreements, to customs, labor and employment, and multi-jurisdictional tax matters, we offer clients the efficiency and effectiveness of one-source service.
While we have broad experience in a wide array of manufacturing sectors, we have developed particular expertise related to manufacturing in Mexico, including both maquiladoras and shelter manufacturing. We also have experience related to contract manufacturing, packaging, industrial equipment, plastics and injection molding, chemicals, concrete products, food and food handling products, Tier I and Tier II automotive, and aerospace and defense, among other product categories.
Our strategic locations in the U.S./Mexico trade corridor and our extensive work on behalf of clients engaged in cross-border business have enabled us to develop strong institutional knowledge of Mexico laws and regulations, including and not limited to those related to maquiladoras, customs, and imports/exports. Our Mexico Law practice, which includes a licensed Mexico attorney, uniquely positions ScottHulse as a truly international business law firm, offering cross-border manufacturing clients the convenience, efficiency and effectiveness of single-source, dual representation in both the U.S. and Mexico. This enables clients to consolidate and streamline oversight, coordination and implementation of their U.S./Mexico legal activities, thus easing the challenges of conducting cross-border business.
Our Manufacturing practice group is led by experienced international business attorneys, which enables us to provide manufacturers with counsel and support, not only in matters involving the U.S. and Mexico, but also opportunities or issues involving other countries in Canada, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Services we provide to manufacturers include, but are not limited to assistance with: