The wrong approach

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 1, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Attorney C. Eric Davis Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain – and if some lawmakers have their way, it will be further taxed as it blows through. For the wind […]

Roth: The next generation utility here 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 22, 2017. The next generation utility here in Oklahoma If you have ever played the board game Monopoly, you know that utility spaces are supposed to be safer landing places than […]

Oklahoma Department of Labor offers free, confidential safety consultations

Are you concerned about your company’s OSHA compliance? Do you have concerns for the safety of your employees? Safety consultants can be expensive, and during a time of tight financial resources, safety can take a back seat to other company priorities. However, in Oklahoma we have a cost-free option – the ODOL Safety Consultation program offered […]

Roth: Supply and demand for the Oklahoma energy future

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 15, 2017. Supply and demand for the Oklahoma energy future We Oklahomans are proud producers of products our country and the world needs. We help supply many of the demands of […]

Roth: Oil flash crash?

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 8, 2017. Oil flash crash? We just had what some energy analysts called a flash crash in oil prices these past few days. For those of us Oklahomans who are hoping […]

Roth: Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues

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 1, 2017. Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues America’s largest consumer of electricity is actually the Department of Defense with thousands of facilities and millions of employees. […]

Roth: Energy cybersecurity

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 24, 2017. Energy cybersecurity This past week was the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing on April 19 and as is the solemn custom each year Oklahomans gathered and […]

Commercial lease covers it all – right?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 20, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Of Counsel Attorney Jennifer Ivester Berry For those involved in leasing commercial real estate – whether new to leasing or a seasoned industry pro – signing a lease can be a daunting […]

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Director Jim Roth sourced in article on Oklahoma’s solar energy potential

Jim Roth, Phillips Murrah Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice, was quoted in an Oklahoma Gazette article by Laura Eastes regarding solar energy technology and Oklahoma’s potential as a leader in the solar industry. Read Roth’s comments from the article below: Row after row of solar panels, which rest perfectly aligned and angled to […]

NewsOK Q&A: Laws allow for various contingencies in dealing with bankrupt companies

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: April 18, 2017 Click to see full story – Laws allow for various contingencies in dealing with bankrupt companies Click to see Gretchen Latham’s attorney profile Q: Can a lender still do business with a bankrupt company? A: Most generally, yes. When a business files for bankruptcy, the type of case […]

Roth: Earth Day in action

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 17, 2017. Earth Day in action April is a busy time with significant holidays like Passover and Easter. It’s also a time to celebrate the reawakening of the natural world around […]

NewsOK Q&A: FBI warns against doctors, dentists using ‘anonymous mode’ computer servers

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: April 12, 2017 Click to see full story – FBI warns against doctors, dentists using ‘anonymous mode’ computer servers Click to see Mary Holloway Richard’s attorney profile Q: What attention has the FBI recently given to protect Protected Health Information (“PHI”) from cyber criminals? A: Under a “Private Industry Notification” dated March […]

Roth: Leading or following China on climate?

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 10, 2017. Leading or following China on climate? Over the years, much has been made in American politics about whether America should do more to lead the world on solutions for […]

Roth: Oklahoma, Caveat Emptor?

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 3, 2017. Oklahoma, Caveat Emptor? As travelers enter into Oklahoma on one of 11 major highways from other states, they are greeted by a beautiful red granite monument featuring the Oklahoma […]

SCOTUS overturns structured bankruptcy dismissal in favor of payment priority rules

“Chapter 11 permits some flexibility, but a court still cannot confirm a plan that contains priority-violating distributions over the objection of an impaired creditor class.” – U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. A landmark decision handed down last Wednesday from the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a bankruptcy court ruling that approved […]