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

M. Ryan Hoover

Attorney / Shareholder / Director
Chair – Business Section

Contact Info

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Areas of Concentration

Estate Planning, Probate & Asset Protection
Real Estate
Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities
Labor and Employment


California Western School of Law
Juris Doctor

University of Colorado – Leeds
School of Business
Bachelor of Science – Business / Emphasis in Accounting

Admissions & Qualifications

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of New Mexico


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– Spanish

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Ryan Hoover is a Shareholder, Director, and Chair of ScottHulse’s Business section. Mr. Hoover has experience in a broad range of transactions with an emphasis on healthcare transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate sales and leasing, estate planning, and commercial lending.

Mr. Hoover represents physicians, physician groups, home health agencies, medical device distributors, health information exchanges, and various healthcare facilities, vendors and business entities on transactional and corporate and regulatory healthcare issues, including compliance matters relating to HIPAA, the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and state fraud and abuse laws.

Ryan Hoover assists clients with entity formation and capitalization, financing and re-financings, and acquisitions, dispositions and other entity transactions. Additionally, he assists clients in a wide range of real estate transactions, including development, acquisition, financing and disposition of real estate in Texas and New Mexico.

Ryan Hoover, along with the Firm’s labor and employment attorneys, advises the Firm’s healthcare and corporate clients on all aspects of employee-employer relationships, including employment agreements, non-compete agreements, recruitment and relocation agreements.

Mr. Hoover represents institutional and private lenders and borrowers in documenting and negotiating loans. Ryan also represents lenders in healthcare loans involving complex capital structures and inter-creditor issues.

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.

Mr. Hoover is member of the Board of Directors of the Firm, a member of the Governing Board of the El Paso Country Club, former General Counsel / Board of Governors / Board of Directors of the Great El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and Former Allocations Committee member for the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation.

Representative Matters
  • Negotiated and documented several 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 non-profit and for-profit 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