Steven J. Goetzinger
Steven J. Goetzinger is an attorney who represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a variety of transactional matters.
Steven’s law practice centers on oil, gas and real estate law. He currently serves as general counsel to an independent oil and gas company in which he is also a member.
A fourth-generation Oklahoman, Steven went to the University of Oklahoma, earning a degree in business administration in 1980. He then attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he received a juris doctorate in 1983.
In 1990, he authored “Oklahoma Refining Company and its Progeny,” 61 OKLA. B.J. 241 (1990). In 1994, Governor David Walters appointed Steve to Oklahoma’s Commission of Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells. He was re-appointed to that commission in 1995 by Governor Frank Keating and served as chairman in 2000.
From 1994 to 2001,Steven served on the Oklahoma Commission of Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells, now the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. He served as Mayor of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, in 2013.
Steven was born and raised in Woodward, Oklahoma, and now resides in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, where he now serves his second term as Mayor. He is currently a member of the Oklahoma City University School of Law Executive Board.
- University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1980)
- Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1983)
- 1983, Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Frequent lead work in multi-state oil and gas transactions as counsel to borrowers, purchasers and sellers
- Diverse experience in a wide range of commercial matters with a heavy concentration in oil and gas development, acquisition, disposition and default resolution
- Experienced real estate and oil and gas title examiner
- Oil, gas and real estate litigation
- General Counsel to privately held oil and gas company
- Representation of clients in oil and gas development contracts, financing, acquisition, and divestitures
- Complex Litigation involving oil and gas matters
- Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
- Oklahoma Law 2013 Top Rated Lawyers
- Author, “Oklahoma Refining Company and its Progeny”, 61 OKLA B. J. 241 (1990)