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 and Las Cruces, New Mexico, ScottHulse is generally organized along the following primary areas of practice.

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

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

Mortgage and Commercial, Structured Finance, Financial Institution and Regulatory matters, Factoring

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

Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits, ERISA Matters, Compliance

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

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

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

Commercial Collections, Consumer Collections, Domestications, Judgments, Secured Transactions, Garnishments, Turnovers

Administration, Governance, Immigration, Litigation, Personnel, Procurement

Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour, Discrimination, Retaliation, EPLI, D&O

Permitting, Compliance, Regulatory Matters, Risk Counseling

Trusts, Probate, Asset Protection, and Foreign National Cross-Border Planning

Formation, Federal Tax Exemption, 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

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

Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names, Trade Dress

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

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

Dispute Resolution

Domestic, International, Cross-Border

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


Planning, Compliance, Administration, Litigation, Tax Controversies

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