Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a term for processes that can be used to settle or resolve a claim, lawsuit or other dispute. The primary forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration.
We assist business clients in sophisticated purchase and sale transactions, ownership transfer matters, corporate and partnership reorganizations, corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, and private equity transactions.
We have a diversified and national energy practice, representing clients in virtually every aspect of the energy industry.
The firm has a large estate-planning practice group that assists high net-worth individuals and families in connection with matters of estate and wealth transfer planning, family business and financial issues, and succession planning.
The firm regularly represents individuals with substantial income and/or net worth in domestic litigation, including matters involving property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
The firm’s labor and employment law practice group represents and assists management in all aspects of matters and issues touching the workplace and relationships with employees. The Firm also helps clients create and implement deferred compensation strategies, such as synthetic and phantom stock plans, restricted equity plans, and stock bonus plans.
We represent lenders and borrowers in all areas of commercial lending transactions, including traditional finance, mezzanine lending, and other blended finance arrangements in loan transactions across industries and collateral types.
- Commercial Lending
- Mezzanine debt/equity lending
- Bank Merger, Acquisition, and Divestitures
Our litigation group’s reputation for experience, expertise and success extends beyond the borders of our state and has allowed the firm to earn the repeat business of loyal firm clients, as well as attract new clients seeking excellent results.
The firm has significant expertise in oil and gas regulatory matters, and it represents numerous state and national oil and gas companies before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
The firm strives to not only provide substantive real estate expertise and timely consultation, but also to implement practical and efficient strategies to achieve the goals of the client.
- Commercial and Residential Development
- Commercial Transactions
- Leasing & Management
- Like-kind and deferred like-kind real estate exchanges
- Private Finance
- Surface & Mineral Title
- Real Estate Transactions and Real Estate Finance Attorneys
The Firm has a broad and sophisticated tax controversy practice. The Firm’s tax group routinely represents clients in audits with the Internal Revenue Service and before the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The Firm’s tax lawyers and litigators also have substantial experience in litigating tax cases in the United States Tax Court, in federal district court, and before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Our tax credit finance and business incentives group has extensive experience in the development and finance of projects utilizing federal historic tax credits, federal new markets tax credits, federal energy tax credits and federal low-income housing tax credits.
The Firm recognizes that numerous of its practice areas are impacted by state and federal income tax considerations. Therefore, our tax lawyers work closely with lawyers in these other practice areas to make sure that the tax results in those practice areas are optimized. Our tax lawyers advise our clients about the most tax-efficient way to structure mergers and acquisitions, the purchase and sale of assets, and the ownership of assets to achieve the best tax result.
- Estate Planning
- Private Foundation
- Business Succession
- Private Company Tax Planning