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Oscar Javier Ornelas

also known as The Ornelas Firm PLLC

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Oscar Javier Ornelas is a tax attorney licensed in Texas and New Mexico and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He is also fluent in Spanish. As a licensed CPA, Ornelas understands the economic and financial consequences of his clients’ tax concerns – not just the law that applies to a client’s tax issues. The Ornelas Firm advises clients with respect to tax audits and collections; excise taxes; US tax compliance for US expatriates; international tax (including tax treaty issues, FATCA and FBAR); state income/property/transfer taxes; charitable organization formation and governance; federal partnership/corporate tax planning; entity setup/restructuring/merger/dissolution; small business consulting and contracting; asset acquisitions/sales; and collections/debt recovery.  While the firm’s principal office is located in El Paso, Texas, the firm also maintains offices in Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX (by appointment only) to service clients throughout Mexico, Texas and New Mexico.

Oscar Javier Ornelas es abogado fiscal/corporativo con licencia para ejercer en los estados de Texas y Nuevo México, así como para presentar casos ante la corte federal de impuestos de los Estados Unidos (US Tax Court).  A su vez es contador público auditor (CPA) con licencia para ejercer en el estado de Texas.  The Ornelas Firm aconseja y representa a clientes con respecto a auditorías y recaudación de impuesto federal/estatal; impuestos indirectos/especiales; impuestos estadounidenses internacionales (incluyendo tratados de doble tributación, FATCA y FBAR); asistencia a estadounidenses viviendo en el extranjero con sus requisitos de impuestos estadounidenses; impuestos estatales; formación de organizaciones no-lucrativas y su administración; planeación fiscal para corporaciones/sociedades estadounidenses; organización de empresas y su restructuración, compra/venta y disolución; consultoría general de negocios para empresas medianas y pequeñas; elaboración y revisión de contratos; adquisición/venta de activos/inmuebles; y cobranza/recuperación de deudas.  Con su oficina principal localizada en El Paso, Texas, el despacho también cuenta con oficinas en Albuquerque, NM y San Antonio, TX (por cita) para prestar servicios a clientes a través de Texas, Nuevo México y la República Mexicana.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 90%
  2. Corporate: 10%



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Payment types:

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Contact info

The Ornelas Firm PLLC

2441 Nacogdoches Rd, Ste 101
San Antonio, TX 78217
San Antonio, TX, 78217

The Ornelas Firm PLLC

300 E Main, Ste 614
El Paso, TX, 79901



NMAuthorized to practice law200907/17/2013
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2009
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal and FounderThe Ornelas Firm PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyCaterpillar, Inc.2012 - 2013
AssociateScott, Hulse, Marshall, Feuille, Finger & Thurmond, PC2002 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of New Mexico, Tax Law SectionBoard of Directors2012 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Tech Journal of Texas Administrative LawJustified Reasoning for Reasonable Minds: The Reasoning Behind Standards of Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions in Texas2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Texas System, El PasoN/AB.B.A.1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
18th Annual Civil Trial Practice SeminarTax for Litigators2014
AFWA September 2013 CPE SeminarPPACA: Tax Issues Affecting Employers2013