Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Bankruptcy as a backdrop

Clay Ketter’s guest column, Gavel to Gavel, originally published in The Journal Record on February 18, 2016. View Clay Ketter’s attorney profile here. Chesapeake Energy’s stock price took a hit last week after news outlets reported that it retained Kirkland & Ellis, widely recognized as one of the nation’s top corporate bankruptcy law firms. Chesapeake […]

Roth: Oklahoma’s energy tax incentives

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 15, 2016. Oklahoma’s energy tax incentives Oklahoma’s state budget is in trouble. And the shrinking revenue picture keeps getting worse, which has led some legislators to call for an end, or […]

Director helps organization transport at-risk pets across country

Free time is sparse for attorneys, but Phillips Murrah Director Heather Hintz uses hers to help animals travel across the country. “I got involved in transports only recently, via my years-long involvement with animal welfare organizations, rescues, and spay/neuter campaigns,” Hintz said. “One of the animal welfare email lists I have subscribed to for a […]

Roth: China’s slowing economy and its impact on global energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 1, 2016. China’s slowing economy and its impact on global energy As China “rebalances” its economy, shifting away from manufacturing and exports to consumption and services, its energy demand continues to […]

Attorney teaches Behavioral Health Law course at OCU

Phillips Murrah Attorney Mary Holloway Richard is teaching Behavioral Health Law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law this Spring semester. The course will cover a broad spectrum of behavior health topics including: basic mental illness diagnoses, licensure laws related to behavioral health providers of all types, reimbursement and financing issues, liability concepts related […]

Attorney joins Vatterott College Program Advisory Board

Phillips Murrah Attorney Gretchen M. Latham will join the Vatterott College (OKC Campus) Program Advisory Board for Business and Paralegal Studies on Feb. 23. Latham’s duties will require her input on requirements for the Paralegal Studies Program so future graduates are assured success upon entering the legal field.

Attorney appointed adjunct professor of OCU School of Law

Phillips Murrah Attorney Rodney L. Cook has been appointed as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law where he will be teaching Pretrial Litigation this semester. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he has taught Civil Pretrial Litigation for ten years.  

Roth: White, male, (Christian?) American terrorists

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 18, 2016. White, male, (Christian?) American terrorists On Jan. 2, protestors stormed the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran, Iran, after the execution of 47 people in Saudi Arabia. This mass execution […]

Phillips Murrah names four new Directors and Shareholders

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that we have expanded our group of Directors from 31 to 35, promoting Attorneys Bobby Dolatabadi, Melissa R. Gardner, Patrick L. Hullum, and Clayton D. Ketter to Shareholders. Dolatabadi an experienced real estate attorney who represents his clients in a multitude of real estate transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, leasing, development […]

Phillips Murrah elects new member to Executive Committee

The Phillips Murrah Board of Directors has elected Director Dawn M. Rahme to the Firm’s Executive Committee. Rahme previously served as a Practice Group Leader for the Firm’s Transactional Practice Group. Rahme represents individuals and businesses in an array of transactional matters focusing on assisting corporations, partnerships and individuals in general tax planning.

Phillips Murrah appoints Director as new Practice Group Leader

Phillips Murrah Director Joshua L. Edwards has been named as the Practice Group Leader of the Firm’s Transactional Practice Group. Edwards is a corporate attorney who represents clients in a broad range of commercial transactions, including private securities offerings and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and commercial finance. Edwards joins Director […]

Roth: Congress extends tax incentives for clean energy development

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 11, 2016. Congress extends tax incentives for clean energy development Just before the holiday break, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act into law, which – among other […]

2015 tax extenders – a PATH forward

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Jan. 7, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Director Robert O. O’Bannon On Dec. 18, President Obama signed into law a package of tax extenders called “The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015,” or PATH. Tax extenders are nothing […]

Jim Roth: A breath of fresh air, finally

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Dec. 31, 2015. A breath of fresh air, finally The percentage of children in the U.S. with asthma is leveling off, and even finally declining in certain demographics, according to a government […]

ACA compliance deadline near

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Nov. 19, 2015. By Phillips Murrah Director Catherine Campbell The time is upon us when certain business employers must comply with the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Starting on Jan. 1, along with businesses with 100 or more employees, […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes attorney to litigation team

Kayce L. Gisinger has joined Phillips Murrah’s Litigation Practice Group as an of counsel attorney. In her role with the firm, Gisinger defends clients in cases involving product liability, auto and trucking negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, employment law and general negligence. Prior to joining the firm, Gisinger worked at Abowitz Timberlake & […]

Construction diverts traffic to Phillips Murrah offices

UPDATE: Due to the progress of Project 180, access to roads in the downtown OKC Central Business District changes very often. This may affect how to get to our parking garage, located on Harvey Ave, just south of Park Ave. For the latest information about how to access Phillips Murrah Client Parking, please click here.   […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys support i2E 2015 BrewFest

Hundreds of patrons filled the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Nov. 5 to support i2E’s (Innovation to Enterprise) annual OKBio BrewFest. “The intellectual activity surrounding the annual i2E BrewFest channels the exciting physical changes in downtown Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Health Center, Bricktown, Deep Deuce and the state,” Attorney Mary Holloway Richard said. “Where else can […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys judge Calvert Moot Court competition

Phillips Murrah attorneys Robert Campbell, Cody Cooper, and Kayce Gisinger are flipping the script by judging in the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Calvert Moot Court competition this week. During the annual competition, second and third year law students compete as teams against one another in a series of rounds and those with the best […]

Attorney Mary Holloway Richard moderates webcast for OBA

Phillips Murrah Health Care Attorney Mary Holloway Richard hosted a webcast October 28 for the Health Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. “The presentation is entitled ‘Representing Vulnerable Populations: Behavioral Health Patients and Families,’ Richard said. “The webcast covers psychiatric diagnoses, emergency detention and involuntary admissions, confidentiality of information and other topics which will […]

Director named to OSU Foundation Board of Governors

Phillips Murrah Director Terry Hawkins was appointed to the Board of Governors of Oklahoma State University Foundation in October for a six-year term. To be appointed to the Board of Governors of the OSU Foundation, candidates have to be nominated by someone currently serving on the board.  Typically, nominees have been involved in raising funds for the […]

Taxing behavior

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Oct. 8, 2015. By Phillips Murrah Director Dawn Rahme Generally, people think of taxes as money that governments charge citizens in order to facilitate infrastructure. However, in many cases, governments also use the tax system to modify behavior by […]

Softball tournament raises money for director’s charity

Phillips Murrah Director Kathy Terry hosted the third annual Matt Terry Memorial Softball Tournament on Sunday, September 27 in memory of her late husband, a much-loved figure at the Edmond Police Department who passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2013. Sixteen co-ed teams, including the police department, the fire department, News 9, Oklahoma Christian, Edmond Memorial High School, […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two new attorneys

Erica K. Halley has joined Phillips Murrah’s Transactional Practice Group as an associate attorney. Halley represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of transactional matters. Phillips Murrah also welcomed Ashley M. Schovanec to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group as an associate attorney. Schovanec represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide […]

Director Jim Roth quoted in Journal Record

Phillips Murrah Director and Chair of the firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group, Jim Roth, was used as a source in a Journal Record article by Sarah Terry-Cobo published on Sept. 8, 2015. Read the entire story here. The article addressed regulations on saltwater spills resulting from oil well work. Jim was quoted as follows: Jim Roth, a former member […]