Roth: A ‘rigged’ election?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 24, 2016. A ‘rigged’ election? I know, I know, we are all growing tired of the 24/7 news around our election for a new U.S. president and in just two weeks […]

Roth: FedEx, CNG and leadership

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 17, 2016. FedEx, CNG and leadership Leadership matters. And FedEx is the perfect example. In fact, read this quote from its founder, Fred Smith, and I think you will agree: “Leadership […]

Roth: Our own efforts to reduce carbon

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 10, 2016. Our own efforts to reduce carbon Last week we discussed the historic nature of recent carbon levels and the Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Roth: 400 ppm tipping point?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 3, 2016. 400 ppm tipping point? Safe carbon levels in Earth’s atmosphere are now a thing of the past, as many scientists conclude we may have just passed the tipping point […]

Roth: Time to garden?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 26, 2016. Time to garden? Now that the autumnal equinox has begun and the heat of summer is subsiding, it might surprise you to know this is an excellent time to […]

Valuation discounts under threat

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Jan. 15, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Director Robert O. O’Bannon The current economic downturn in the oil and gas industry, combined with the low-interest-rate environment and the availability of valuation discounting techniques, creates a number of unique opportunities for […]

Roth: Sunny opportunity for Oklahoma schools?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 12, 2016. Sunny opportunity for Oklahoma schools? According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute and other reputable observers, “Oklahoma had the dubious honor of having made the deepest cuts to school funding […]

Roth: Happy birthday for all of us Americans

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 29, 2016. Happy birthday for all of us Americans If this heading makes you think you’ve picked up a copy of The Journal Record’s July 4th issue, I apologize for the […]

Roth: The built environment and coming trends

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 22, 2016. The built environment and coming trends I once read “A house is made of bricks and beams, a home is made of hopes and dreams,” which is a great […]

Roth: Rhetoric and regulation

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 15, 2016. Rhetoric and regulation I’m about to share an opinion that seems highly unpopular today: I believe there is a role for government and responsible regulation to keep people safe. […]

Roth: Summer driving is not helping oil, gas

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 8, 2016. Summer driving is not helping oil, gas The American Automobile Association, better known as AAA, has a motto: “Always take the scenic route.” And America surely affords many options […]

Hasenfratz: Commercial real estate development is a team effort

This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 4, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Director Sally A. Hasenfratz Commercial real estate development is a complex undertaking and must be managed with precision. Taking a project from land acquisition to a sale or lease requires time, money and expertise. To ensure the project runs smoothly, […]

Roth: Do you know what the parties stand for?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 1, 2016. Do you know what the parties stand for? Summers in America are renowned for great movies and many entertainment choices. This year, and every four years in America, we […]

Roth: PSO, AMI and ROI

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 25, 2016. PSO, AMI and ROI Wow, it’s hot. And it looks like it’s gonna be hot for a while still, as is not a surprise to us Oklahomans. And once […]

NewsOK Q&A: Data on your personal phone may be available to your employer

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: July 19, 2016 Click to see full story – Data on your personal phone may be available to your employer Click to see Kathy Terry’s attorney profile Q: What are personal electronic devices and why do they matter? A: The use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) in the workplace is […]