ScottHulse is the preeminent construction law firm in U.S./Mexico Borderplex region, serving El Paso, Las Cruces, San Antonio, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo, as well as Juarez, Mexico.

''In business litigation, especially construction law, it’s about our investment in our clients’ causes. You want attorneys who will take on your cause as their own; who will be as interested in the outcome as you are. That’s the ScottHulse way. That’s how we have built long-standing relationships with many of our clients.''

Robert Feuille
Attorney & Shareholder


Attorneys in our Construction Law practice group represent owners, developers, construction managers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, lenders, sureties, and insurance companies in all phases of public and private construction.

The construction industry is dynamic, challenging, and competitive, and it demands a special kind of lawyer. Because of our experience and comprehensive knowledge of the industry and our understanding of the entire construction process, our construction attorneys have deep insight into the various complex issues that might be encountered on a wide array of construction projects. This enables ScottHulse construction attorneys to work proactively with clients to help them avoid certain costly problems and limit risk should uncontrollable problems arise.

ScottHulse is well positioned to assist clients with unique aspects of building and construction in the Borderplex region, including projects on military installations and in Mexico. Our strategic location in the U.S./Mexico Borderplex and our extensive work on behalf of clients engaged in cross-border business have enabled us to develop strong institutional knowledge of Mexico laws. This knowledge, combined with our ability to provide licensed legal representation in Mexico, enables us to provide convenient, efficient and effective single-point oversight and coordination of the legal aspects of our clients’ construction activities in both the U.S. and Mexico.

The expertise of our construction lawyers extends to all stages of the construction process, including:

  • Identifying and defining appropriate project delivery systems;
  • Negotiating and drafting financing, design, and contract documents;
  • Developing and implementing contract administration and claims avoidance procedures;
  • Developing and/or consulting on risk management programs;
  • Advising clients during the construction process; and
  • Preparing and resolving claims through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

ScottHulse’s knowledge and experience in these areas allows us to consistently provide favorable solutions to client problems and assist clients in achieving their goals. For additional information regarding services provided during these stages, click on one of the following links:

— Document Preparation
— Project Planning
— Project Administration
— Claims

Representative Matters

The following is a partial list of representative transactional and litigation matters in which attorneys of the ScottHulse Construction Law practice group have been involved:

  • Drafted and negotiated construction documents for the Plaza Theatre Project, which involved the renovation of one of El Paso’s great historic landmarks.
  • Prosecuted lien claims of specialty contractor against owner and successfully defended counterclaims of owner for breach of contract and deceptive trade practices.
  • Advised Section 8(a) contractors in organizational, compliance, and contracting issues.
  • Represented successful bidder in obtaining dismissal of lawsuit contesting award by the City of El Paso of bid exceeding $6 million.
  • Advised contractor in developing strategy to successfully defend potential lawsuit by telecommunications company for damage to underground fiber-optic cable.
  • Prosecuted lawsuit to recover payment in connection with the construction of the Wyler Aerial Tramway in El Paso, Texas.
  • Recovered judgment against subcontractor for defective performance of work for major national non-profit corporation.
  • Successfully defended architect against malpractice claims prosecuted by public entity.
  • Successfully defended homebuilder in multiple week trial arising out of alleged construction defect.
  • Successfully defended contractor and surety against subcontractor’s claims for wrongful ejection from multi-million dollar public works project.
  • Represented major client in all aspects of multi-million dollar construction program, including the bid process and the development, drafting, and negotiation of architect and general contractor agreements and other construction documents for design-bid-build, construction manager at-risk and design-build delivery systems.
  • Successfully prosecuted electrical subcontractor’s claims against state transportation department and state highway contractor.
  • Successfully represented regional retailer in prosecution of claims for delay and defective construction and in the removal of mechanic’s liens filed by the general contractor and various subcontractors.
  • Successfully defended client in multiple week trial arising from an electrocution incident on a construction site that resulted in wrongful death and personal injury claims.
  • Represented the United Services Organization (“USO”) on construction projects at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, Texas.

Robert R. Feuille
Construction Attorney

Henry J. Paoli
Construction Attorney

James M.H. Feuille
Construction Attorney

''Local, state and federal laws and regulations affecting the construction industry are always changing. Our knowledge and experience enables us to quickly assess how those changes affect our clients’ businesses and projects. We are also able to efficiently identify nuances and exceptions of those changes, which can oftentimes benefit our clients.''
Henry J. Paoli
Attorney & Shareholder