Practice Areas

ScottHulse is a full-service commercial law firm with broad skills and experience, including international, cross-border capabilities that are enhanced by our ability to provide licensed legal representation in Mexico.

To leverage these strengths, the Firm is organized along areas of legal expertise and industry groups. This approach harnesses the collective knowledge of our attorneys, promotes creative solutions, and provides the industry-specific focus many clients seek in a law firm. Each practice group includes a combination of senior lawyers and younger attorneys, which enables us to handle matters efficiently and cost-effectively, while achieving excellence in both work product and service.

Our ability to provide legal representation in Mexico enables us to deliver convenient, efficient and effective oversight, coordination, and implementation of U.S./Mexico legal activities for clients, thus easing the challenges of doing cross-border business, including mergers and acquisitions.

A regional law firm with offices in El Paso, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, ScottHulse is generally organized along the following primary areas of practice.


Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

Contracting & Procurement; Bid Protests; Contract and Subcontract Disputes; Contract Claim and Termination Issues; Public/Private Ventures on Federal Enclaves and Military Bases; Ethics; Compliance; IG Investigations; Internal Investigations; JAG Interface

Appeals & Appellate Law

Federal and Texas Appeals; Arguments before Appellate Courts; Mandamus Proceedings; Interlocutory Appeals

Business Succession, Transition & Exit Planning

Succession and Exit Planning; Tax Planning; Estate Planning; Gifting or Transfer of Ownership; Sales to a Financial or Strategic Buyers; Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs); Drafting of Agreements: governance, operating, partnership, buy-sell; Dispute Mediation

Competition & Antitrust

Price-Fixing, Tying Arrangements, and Group Boycotts; Price Discrimination; Predatory Pricing; DOJ/FTC Investigations; Compliance Counseling

Construction Law

Document Preparation, Project Planning, Contract and Project Administration, Risk Counseling, Claims, Litigation

Corporate & Securities

Business Organization, Private Offerings, Governance, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances


Administration, Governance, Immigration, Litigation, Personnel, Procurement


Permitting, Compliance, Regulatory Matters, Risk Counseling

Government Regulation & Compliance

Consulting and Representation Regarding Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations: Labor and Employment; Healthcare; Banking, Lending, and Financial Institutions; Securities; Transportation; Aerospace and Defense; Government Contracting; Antitrust; Education; Tax. Also, International Trade and Cross-Border Compliance: Mexico Law; Mexico Energy; Import/Export; and Immigration.


Practice Transfers; Recruitment, Employment and Professional Services Agreements; Healthcare Organizational Structure and Governance Issues; Joint Ventures and Other Contracts; Fraud and Abuse; Stark, HIPPA and Other Regulatory Matters; Labor and Employment; Medical Malpractice Defense

Immigration & Nationality Law

Business Immigration, Family Immigration, Consular Processing, Employer Sanctions and Worksite Enforcements, Citizenship Issues and Naturalization, Waivers, Port-of-Entry issues

International Trade & Cross-Border Business

Cross-Border Manufacturing, Maquiladoras and Mexican Shelter Operations, Inbound and Outbound Transactions, Compliance, Exports, Immigration, Cross-Border Disputes, Work Permits

Labor & Employment

Preventive Advice/Training, Compliance, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Organized Labor Matters


Commercial, Creditor’s Rights, Collections, Appellate, Employment General Liability, Landlord/Tenant, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, and Workers Compensation


Cross-Border Manufacturing, including Maquiladoras and Mexican Shelter Operations; Contract Manufacturing; Facility Location, Construction and Expansion; Licensing, Permitting and Regulatory Matters; Construction Financing; Equipment Leasing and Financing; International Trade; Customs and Import/Export; Supply and Distribution Agreements; Cross-Border Disputes

Mexico Energy

Legal Advice, Representation, and Implementation Support Related to Energy Businesses and Projects: Oil and Natural Gas, Mining, Conventional and Renewable Sources, Petroleum Retailing. Opportunity Evaluation and Assessment, Planning, Organizational Structure; Permitting, Certification, and Regulatory Matters; Contracts & Agreements, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPA); Issuance and Renewal of Mining Concessions; Financing and Capitalization; Equipment Leasing and Financing; International Trade; Customs and Import/Export; Supply and Distribution Agreements; Legal & Regulatory Compliance, including Anti-Corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Mexico Law

Business Formation and Organization; Contracts and Commercial Agreements; Mexico Financing; Mexico Banking and Security Law; Maquiladora and Shelter Manufacturing; Franchising; Technology Transfers and Licensing, Sales and Distribution Agreements and Transactions; Customs and Import/Export; Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A); Cross-Border Transactions; Joint Ventures; Commercial and Residential Real Estate; Commercial Litigation; Mexico Tax and Administrative Law; Regulatory Compliance; Labor Law; Immigration; International Estate Planning.

Real Estate

Acquisitions, Sales, Financing, Development, Construction, Leasing (Landlord/Tenant), Management, Syndications, Joint Ventures, Partnerships, Eminent Domain


Planning, Compliance, Administration, Litigation, Tax Controversies

Transportation & Logistics

Documentation (Bills of Lading, Service Contracts, Owner/Operator Leases, Brokerage Contracts, Logistics Management and Distribution Agreements); Freight Loss and Damage Claims; International Trade and Customs Issues; and Regulatory and Licensing Issues