Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Firm selects Employee of the Month for August 2018

Deena Baker, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for August 2018. “It is once again an honor to be recognized as employee of the month,” she said. “My co-workers and bosses are the best a person could ask for! “It’s a great privilege to be part of such a wonderful firm and […]

Avoid a clawback

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 13, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter A business owner learns that one of her customers has filed for bankruptcy. She rushes to check her books and breathes a sigh of relief after seeing that the customer […]

Phillips Murrah’s legal team welcomes tax attorney

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to welcome Jessica N. Cory to our downtown Oklahoma City office. Phillips Murrah welcomed Jessica to the Firm’s Tax Law Practice Group as an associate attorney. In her practice, Jessica represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of matters, including general tax planning, business succession planning, and the […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two new attorneys to legal roster

Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Martin J. Lopez III and Travis E. Harrison to our Firm. Phillips Murrah welcomed Martin to the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group as an associate attorney where he represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. Martin attended the Oklahoma City University […]

Cooper, Ybarra elected to OCBA Board of Directors

Phillips Murrah attorneys Cody J. Cooper and Monica Y. Ybarra were elected as two of six members of Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Board of Directors for 2018 through 2021. OCBA members were tasked with electing Cooper and Ybarra, as well as Attorneys Chris Deason, Rachel Stoddard Morris, Kelli Stump and Judge Trevor Pemberton, as Directors. […]

Phillips Murrah announces 44 attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers list

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that 44 of our attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 list in Oklahoma City. 2019 Best Lawyers – Lawyers of the Year Douglas A. Branch – Venture Capital Law Susan E. Bryant – Securities Regulation Terry L. Hawkins – Public Finance Law Michael R. Perri – […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for July 2018

Nanette Morris, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for July 2018. “I’ve worked for Phillips Murrah for almost 19 years, and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d want to work,” Morris said. “The work is challenging and fun, and – even better – I get to work with so many smart and […]

Phillips Murrah partners with Cristo Rey OKC

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to sponsor the inaugural freshman class of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School. Students in the school’s Corporate Work Study Program will begin working with the Firm in a variety of capacities on Aug. 13. Four students will alternate working with the Firm each day in general clerical […]

Phillips Murrah’s legal team welcomes title attorney

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to welcome Lauren A. Campbell to our downtown Oklahoma City office. Phillips Murrah welcomed Lauren to the Firm’s Oil and Gas Title Examination Practice Group as an associate attorney. Lauren represents both privately-owned and public companies in a wide variety of oil and gas matters, with a strong emphasis […]

An alternative to federal funding

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 2, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton Efforts made this year to move forward with a federal infrastructure bill have stalled. Now, with the state budget strained and federal dollars unlikely, the legislature, counties, and municipalities will […]

Q&A: Medical Marijuana and the Construction Industry

In this article, attorney Samuel D. Newton discusses procedures Oklahoma construction industry employers need to develop with the legalization of medical marijuana. With the passage of State Question 788 and the decision by the Governor not to call a special session, many of the ancillary questions regarding the impact of medical marijuana will remain unanswered […]

NewsOK Q&A: Oklahoma Medicaid plans offer solution for costly prescription drugs

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses steps Oklahoma has taken to lower prescription drug costs for consumers. Q: Oklahoma recently has been recognized by Secretary Alex Azar, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for innovations in its Medicaid prescription drug program designed to lower drug costs to the […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for June 2018

Tess Bromme, Billing Coordinator, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for June 2018. “I am beyond thankful to call Phillips Murrah my place of work and to be recognized in this way is a fantastic honor,” Bromme said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of teamwork […]

NewsOK Q&A: SQ 788 also opens path for new medical marijuana businesses

In this article, Director Jason M. Kreth discusses requirements and allowances for medical marijuana distributors since Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788. Q: What type of new business opportunities exist now that SQ 788 has passed? A: The approval of SQ 788 enacted a series of new statutes that take effect July 26. Aside from provisions related to […]

Monkey’s business?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 21, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper In 2011, a nature photographer in an Indonesian nature reserve left his camera unattended in the forest. A 7-year-old crested macaque monkey named Naruto, perhaps in an effort to increase […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for May 2018

Tyler Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for May 2018. “I have the privilege of working with an incredible group of people, and I feel so honored that they chose to recognize me as Employee of the Month,” Sullivan said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah […]

Director Nikki Jones Edwards helps break ground on new Positive Tomorrows facility

Director Nikki Jones Edwards and Phillips Murrah law firm are proud supporters of Positive Tomorrows and happily announce work is underway for the school’s newest facility. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children and their families. The school broke ground on a new facility on June 12 and announced […]

Roth: An open letter of thanks

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 4, 2018. Roth: An open letter of thanks Occasionally in life our journeys come full circle in a way that allows for reflection and gratitude, such as this, my last recurring column in this […]

Roth: Reasons to stay ‘air aware’ in Oklahoma

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 21, 2018. Roth: Reasons to stay ‘air aware’ in Oklahoma Often Missouri is referred to as the Show Me State, yet we Oklahomans also typically like to see things ourselves to believe them. Yet, […]

Roth: Time for a long-overdue legislative break

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 14, 2018. Roth: Time for a long-overdue legislative break Oklahoma’s Senate, and later, state House, adjourned sine die May 4, earlier than planned, and not without objection up to the bitter end. This legislative […]

Business websites under legal pressure

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 10, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Kathryn D. Terry The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to government programs and services. The third section […]

NewsOK Q&A: For health care providers, safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is also an employment matter

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses how safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is an employment matter with the Oklahoman newspaper. Q: In preparation for an employee or other members of a health care company’s workforce quitting, what preventive steps can be taken to ensure that patients’ health information is protected? A: […]

Roth: Intuitive energy trend?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 7, 2018. Roth: Intuitive energy trend? A good strategic partnership is even better when it can help the environment and a company’s bottom line. Intuit, known best for software programs TurboTax and QuickBooks, has […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors OU Law’s Best Brief Award

First-year law students in the University of Oklahoma’s College of Law put their studies to the test to compete for the Best Brief Award, sponsored by Phillips Murrah law firm. “All 1L students at OU Law are required to write an appellate brief in their Legal Writing and Research class, and this brief is later […]