We are a boutique business services law firm focused on corporate and business representation in all facets, from beginning to end. We work hard to contribute to you and your company's success by aggressively representing your interests and advising you through every step of your legal needs.
We represent our clients in a broad spectrum of litigated matters ranging from complex commercial disputes to small business disputes in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums and administrative actions. We regularly litigate matters involving construction (commercial and large residential), property development (including developer and HOA issues), energy and oilfield services, employment law (both administrative and litigated matters), product liability defense, media ownership and licensing disputes, securities, banking, family trust and probate litigation, closely held partnership disputes, real estate, medical, aerospace, pulp and paper, contractual disputes and franchisor/franchisee disputes. We work closely with our clients in every phase of litigation, including pre-litigation counseling and negotiation, development of litigation strategy, case preparation and trial execution. We also frequently act as local counsel for out-of-state firms in Oklahoma state and federal district court matters.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We understand the importance of your exit strategy or taking advantage of unique opportunity through acquisition. In many instances, the short-lived process of buying or selling can impact a company and its investors' future for years to come. With an eye on the psychology of the deal and the business objectives driving the decisions, we are able to bring a wealth of experience to the negotiating table to mitigate risks and to contribute to your success. We have represented buyers and sellers in industries such as energy services, automotive, health care, technology, manufacturing, financial and professional services.
Regulatory / Administrative Law
We have attorneys that are regulatory and administrative law experts; who can negotiate through government agencies and commissions to obtain necessary approvals and realize business-friendly decisions. Our expertise extends from both federal agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), to state agencies like the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and other public utility commissions across the country in rate cases and other contested matters.
We work to contribute to your company's success by assisting our clients every step of the way. Whether it's creating a new business, negotiating license agreements, preparing contracts, terms and conditions, supply agreements, release agreements for a partner or employee, changing organizational structure, negotiating joint venture agreements or other strategic agreements, we bring experience from extensive transactions over the years to help contribute to your success.
& Business Representation
We have extensive experience representing companies before the Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and understand how to negotiate through increasingly complex environmental regulations. We also have deep environmental litigation experience and success on both the plaintiff and defense sides. We also understand how to advise clients on environmental matters so they may avoid potential compliance problems and instead be proactive in pursuing environmentally friendly solutions.
We pride ourselves on the "deal-oriented" nature of our real estate practice. We bring extensive, real-world transactional experience to the table. That experience allows us to view our clients' issues from their perspective, thus providing innovative solutions to their most challenging needs. Our experience includes acquisitions and divestitures, landlord/tenant issues, development partnership agreements, financing and neighborhood and office restrictive covenants.
Our lawyers regularly handle cases in state and federal courts involving almost all aspects of the energy industry, including but not limited to exploration and production entities, midstream transmission providers and refiners, and frequently provide transactional services to energy industry clients.
Our lawyers have extensive experience and have been recognized by Martindale and other respected lawyer-rating services as being industry leaders in mediation and arbitration matters in a wide variety of industries including the retail securities industry, the construction industry and the medical industry, having extensive experience representing both individuals and industry-side clients in each area.
Mediation & Arbitration
We have broad experience representing individual brokers, financial consultants, financial planners, broker dealers, officers and directors in a wide variety of matters in state court, federal court, industry arbitrations and in front of regulatory bodies, as well as selected individual customers.
We assist our clients in planning the transfer of their assets at death to their chosen beneficiaries. We use estate planning strategies designed to maximize the value of our clients’ estates by minimizing the impact of taxes and the cost of administering the estate. The comprehensive estate plan we design for our clients also includes planning for how their affairs will be handled in the event they become incapacitated before their death. In addition, we record a client’s desires for end-of-life health care treatments in the proper legal form so that loved ones do not have to make these difficult decisions.