Mergers & Acquisitions

ScottHulse is the most experienced Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) law firm in the U.S./Mexico border region. The experience of our M&A attorneys runs the gamut from sale and/or acquisition of assets, stock sales and purchases, mergers, split-offs and spin-offs, and includes negotiated transactions, auction processes, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Our experience also extends to international and cross-border transactions.

''Over the years, ScottHulse has played a key advisory role in the geographic expansion and diversification of our domestic and international moving, freight forwarding, and warehouse businesses.''

Bill Appleton
Founder & Chairman Spectrum Relocation Group


Our team of merger and acquisition attorneys is committed to delivering the highest quality legal services to all of our clients, which include all of the participants in the M&A process, from start-up companies to large public corporations, senior and subordinated lenders, equity participants, financial advisors and investment banks. Because of our strategic locations in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, which are in the heart of the dynamic U.S./Mexico trade corridor, we have particular experience advising clients on cross-border transactions, as well as other international transactions. Our international and cross-border M&A capabilities are enhanced by our Mexico Law practice group, which enables us to provide licensed legal representation in Mexico.

A critical element to the success of most M&A transactions is expert and coordinated responsiveness. In addition to having attorneys with knowledge and experience in the strategies, tactics and “players” in M&A transactions, ScottHulse draws upon expertise from a number of practice areas as the need arises. ScottHulse M&A attorneys work closely with attorneys throughout the firm to provide expert advice on all facets of a transaction, including real estate, finance, tax, antitrust, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property, ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation, and other related areas. Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys have developed a range of industry-specific expertise in transactions involving a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, real estate, retail and restaurants, technology, telecommunications, and transportation and logistics.

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to seller of multinational electronics manufacturing company with operations in the U.S. and in Mexico (maquiladora) in a multi-million dollar cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction.
  • Represented privately held, regional transportation company in the acquisition of one of the largest and most diversified household goods moving companies in the State of Texas. This transaction was structured as a taxable reverse subsidiary merger because of the diversified (though private) share ownership of the seller, and involved operations and facilities in every major city in Texas and many states of the union.
  • Represented major Borderplex-based and mid-western based manufacturing companies in the acquisition of other businesses representing expansion opportunities. These transactions have been structured as asset purchases, stock purchases, and mergers, and have involved companies based in California, Minnesota, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Oklahoma, and other states, the operations of which were often consolidated to the Borderplex region following the acquisition. One particular transaction, involving the acquisition of the stock of a Connecticut Subchapter S corporation, was structured as a §338 (h)(10) election under the Internal Revenue Code to allow the buyer to account for the transaction as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase, thus giving the seller and the buyer the desired favorable tax treatment.
  • Represented the seller of a large regional retail furniture business to a major, nationwide furniture chain.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a large, regional insurance brokerage firm.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a large, regional and multi-state real estate brokerage firm.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of two (2) large FM radio stations in the Borderplex.
  • Represented the owner with respect to ongoing operations and the simultaneous sale of a television station, AM radio station, and FM radio station.
  • Represented the owner with respect to ongoing operations and the simultaneous sale of a television station and two (2) FM radio stations.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a New Mexico radio station in the Borderplex.
  • Represented the seller in the sale of the largest multi-state beer distributorship in the Borderplex.
  • Representation of the seller of the largest waste management company in the Borderplex to a publicly traded company.
  • Representation of sellers and purchasers of automobile dealerships, in both acquisition and disposition transactions, including issues related to floor plan financing and interim operating agreements.
  • Representation of the seller of a heavy duty truck dealership.
  • Counsel to the buyer in the acquisition of several multimillion manufacturing, packaging and logistics businesses with operations in the U.S. and Mexico (maquiladora operations).
  • Counsel to the seller in a $71.1 million sale of its business, involving operations in the U.S. and maquiladora operations in Mexico, to a large, private equity group.
  • Counsel to the seller in a $16 million dollar sale of its packaging business, involving operations in the U.S. and maquiladora operations in Mexico, to a large, publicly held global corporation.
  • Represented sellers and purchasers with respect to medical practice acquisitions and practice sales.
  • Represented the purchasers in simultaneous purchases of three (3) acute care hospitals in a large metropolitan area in Texas.
  • Represented the seller of an acute care hospital in a large metropolitan area in Texas.

G. Russell Hill
M&A Attorney

W. David Bernard
M&A Attorney

Bernard D. Felsen
M&A Attorney

''We work smart and hard and know how to get M&A deals done. Rather than simply identify and manage legal issues, we take a strategic, business-focused approach to transactions and offer solutions. Our multi-disciplinary approach and capabilities help to assure that the structure and terms of a transaction are consistent with the client’s financial, operational, and tax goals.''

David Bernard
Attorney & Shareholder