Entries by Nathan Hatcher

NewsOK Q&A: Advance directives provide care guidance for end of life

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: April 28, 2016 Click to see full story – Advance directives provide care guidance for end of life Click to see Mary Holloway Richard’s attorney profile Q: What should we know about decision-making in the future to care for ourselves? A: The mechanism for providing guidance to your health care professionals […]

Roth: Can you feel the heat?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 25, 2016. Can you feel the heat? Although the spring season officially began one month ago, the temperature of spring was far ahead of the calendar this year. Did you feel […]

Phillips Murrah attorney named to Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Advisory Council

A new opportunity for Phillips Murrah Attorney Mary Holloway Richard will help her continue her work of increasing visibility of mental health issues in Oklahoma. Richard has joined Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Advisory Council based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Partnered with the Homeless Alliance, Mental Health Association Oklahoma has a variety of programs including youth wellness screenings, […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling event

After months of fundraising, five teams of Phillips Murrah employees, families and friends celebrated the Firm’s community efforts at Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake annual event. Dust Bowl welcomed Phillips Murrah for the Firm’s Bowling Night on April 7, organized by Phillips Murrah and Big Brothers Big Sisters staff. Phillips Murrah Director Byrona Maule spearheaded […]

Firm names March Employee of the Month

Legal Secretary Deena Baker is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2016. “It is an honor to be recognized by my co-workers as employee of the month,” Baker said. “I love it here at Phillips Murrah for many, many reasons, but the best is having great people to work for and with!” The Employee […]

What effect does bankruptcy have on oil and gas leases?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Mar. 31, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Director Melissa R. Gardner It is an understatement to say these are trying times in the oil and gas industry. There are multiple reports in the news that predict we have not hit bottom […]

Roth: An all-time-low rig count

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 28, 2016. An all-time-low rig count The current national rig count hit an all-time low this month, totaling 476 rigs engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas in […]

Roth: There are no words

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 7, 2016. There are no words There are no words to appropriately and fully describe the life and loss of my friend Aubrey McClendon. And there certainly isn’t a way, when […]

Roth: 2016 candidates and their energy views

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 29, 2016. 2016 candidates and their energy views Once every four years something extraordinary happens this time of year and I don’t mean Leap Year’s Feb. 29. I’m referring to Oklahoma’s […]

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 […]