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About Joe

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. Joe 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. Joe's additional areas of practice are real estate development and finance, transactions, syndications and Real Estate Investment Trusts (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.

Joe joined Bracewell as a partner in 1998, after 28 years of practice in Los Angeles.



The University of Texas School of Law,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Section of Taxation, Chair Committee on State and Local Taxes, 1995 - 1997; Section of Taxation, Vice Chair Committee on State and Local Taxes, 1993 - 1995
California Taxpayers' Association
Board of Directors
1992 - 1998
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Section of Taxation, State and Local Tax Committee, Chair; Section of Taxation, State and Local Tax Committee, Executive Committee
State of California Trade and Commerce Agency
Capital Formation Panel, Former Member
Jean Perkins Foundation
Board Member






Chambers USA
Business, Tax, 2004 - 2010
US Legal 500
Tax, 2007 - 2009
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Tax Law, 2008 - 2023; Austin Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law, 2021
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2006 - 2010
Thomson Reuters
Journal of Multistate Taxation
Editor and contributor
University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review


Past Events

Houston September 20, 2012