- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
With more than four decades of experience, Joe Hull's legal practice concentrates on federal, state and local taxation, including both planning and controversy work. Mr. Hull has experience representing clients in tax matters in many industries, including real estate; oil, gas and petrochemical; financial; aerospace; equipment leasing; public finance; and high tech and telecommunications. Mr. Hull’s additional areas of practice are real estate development and finance, transactions, syndications and REITs; equipment leasing; partnerships and limited liability companies; general business planning and formation, acquisitions and reorganizations; nonprofit entities; and tax-exempt financing.
State and local matters have included corporate income and franchise taxes, including unitary, allocation and apportionment issues; property taxes; sales and use taxes; city business taxes; utility user taxes; environmental taxes; transfer taxes; unclaimed property and escheat laws; and other excise taxes.
Mr. Hull joined Bracewell LLP as a partner in 1998, after 28 years of practice in Los Angeles.
Publications and Speeches
Co-author, "Handling the IRS and Managing a Layoff," Executive Legal Adviser.
Co-author, "Representing Start-Up Companies," West.
"Texas Chapter," American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Sales and Use Tax Deskbook.
Contributor and editor, Journal of Multistate Taxation.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1969
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
State Bar of Texas
Chair 1995-1997, Vice Chair 1993-1995 of the Committee on State and Local Taxes, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Houston Tax Roundtable
California Taxpayers' Association, Board of Directors, 1992-1998
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Section of Taxation, State and Local Tax Committee, Chair; Executive Committee
State of California Trade and Commerce Agency, Capital Formation Panel, Former Member
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax , 2004-2010
US Legal 500, Tax, 2007-2009
Woodward White, Inc., Best Lawyers, Tax Law, 2008-2017
Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-2010
Texas Law Review