Entries by Nathan Hatcher

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 […]

Taxes and new businesses

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Aug. 26, 2015. By Phillips Murrah Director Dawn Rahme Starting a new business can be exciting. However, it can also be overwhelming, especially when it comes to determining tax obligations. While income tax obligations are the most obvious, other […]

Surviving an Energy Industry Down-Cycle

This article was published in OIPA Wellhead, a publication produced by Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and distributed to its membership. Resulting financial stress on your business can be survived By Elizabeth K. Brown As we all know all too well, the profitability of the energy industry is dependent on oil and gas prices, which are often […]

Attorney Cody Cooper accepted to OBA Leadership Academy

The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) selected Attorney Cody Cooper as one of 22 emerging leaders in Oklahoma’s legal community to be members of the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy Class of 2016. Participants have been selected from a pool of applicants spanning the state and will receive training in leadership, motivation and communication. “I thought this would […]

Congratulations: PM Director Ray Zschiesche elected to OCBA Board of Directors

The Oklahoma County Bar Association Nominations & Election Committee have announced members for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Phillips Murrah Director Ray Zschiesche has been elected to the Board of Directors and will take office Sept. 1, 2015. “I am honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and look […]

Attorney Mary Holloway Richard sourced in CARE Act article

Phillips Murrah Attorney Mary Holloway Richard was featured as a source in a Journal Record article by Sarah Terry-Cobo. The article, titled “Complex prognosis: Hospital group, AARP disagree on CARE Act,” focuses on the 2014 Oklahoma Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act and the protections it adds. From the article: Mary Holloway Richard, a health care […]

Bankruptcy issues from the creditor perspective

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 16, 2015. By Phillips Murrah attorney, Gretchen Latham During a bankruptcy case, we often hear about the debtor perspective. Whether due to unfavorable market conditions or poor planning, the result is financial hardship that inhibits a borrower from completing […]

Director wins Committee of the Year award from OCBA

Director Ray Zschiesche received an award for Committee of the Year by the Oklahoma County Bar Association for his work as chairman of the Community Service Committee. “Phillips Murrah is proud to have Ray as a representation of the firm,” President Tom Wolfe said. “He is rightly deserving of praise in accepting the Committee of […]

Tort reform shows how Oklahoma product liability law evolves

This Gavel to Gavel guest column, originally published in The Journal Record on June 4, 2015, contains insights by Phillips Murrah attorney Cody Cooper concerning Oklahoma Product Liability Law. Cody Cooper contributed to “An Overview of Oklahoma Product Liability Law,” co-authored by Phillips Murrah Directors Tom Wolfe and Lyndon Whitmire for the April 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Bar […]

NewsOK Q&A: Health care providers can use Oklahoma’s unclaimed property fund to collect on unpaid bills

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: June 3, 2015 Click to see full story – Health care providers can use Oklahoma’s unclaimed property fund to collect on unpaid bills Click to see Gretchen M. Latham’s attorney profile Gretchen Latham, a litigator at Phillips Murrah law firm, talks about how physicians can recoup payment by […]

Director Jim Roth featured in energy-related article in Politico

Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth was featured as a source in an article by Politico writer Michael Grunwald. The article, titled “Inside the war on coal: How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think,” focuses on the country’s coal usage and implications it has on the […]

Attorneys provide cheer for less fortunate through Oklahoma County Bar Association Community Service Committee

Originally published in the May 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Bar Journal Since the last update, the Community Service Committee continued its annual holiday tradition of providing some holiday cheer to the less fortunate. For many years, members of the Committee have provided Christmas gifts to juvenile residents of Family Junction, a youth shelter that […]