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 […]

Roth: OKC in top 10 U.S. cities for solar potential

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 27, 2017. OKC in top 10 U.S. cities for solar potential Google’s “Project Sunroof” program just expanded into every state in America to ascertain which areas are most suitable for solar […]

Roth: Pushing American ingenuity forward

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 20, 2017. Pushing American ingenuity forward Two cars leave Detroit at the exact same time, traveling 60 miles per hour, headed to drive through every state in the continental United States […]

Roth: Storm clouds and a silver lining?

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 13, 2017. Storm clouds and a silver lining? As Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry looks ahead, cautiously optimistic into 2017 and beyond, it seems there are reasons to be hopeful and […]

Mary Holloway Richard sourced in article investigating hospital merger

Mary Holloway Richard, Phillips Murrah Of Counsel Attorney and leader of the Firm’s Health Care Practice, was quoted in a Journal Record article by Sarah Terry-Cobo regarding an attempted merger by OU Medical System and how best to financially achieve that mission. Read Richard’s comments from the article below: OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes […]

Doing business in multiple states

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 9, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman One of the first considerations in forming a business entity is where to organize or incorporate. However, there is another important and frequently overlooked inquiry, which is where else […]

Oklahoma Bankers Association marks increase in check, wire fraud attempts

Oklahoma Bankers Association recently issued a Fraud Alert, a notice seldom sent to its members. The notice brings to light increases in two types of fraud at banks: Check fraud and wire fraud. Regarding check fraud attempts, banks have reported receiving “account funds availability” verification calls on existing accounts, followed by a call from the “customer” who claims to […]

Roth: Right-wing social engineering?

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 27, 2017. Right-wing social engineering? Not long ago American conservatives professed free-market solutions and an economy without job-killing regulations that pick winners and losers, yet those principles seem to be a […]

Roth: Florida taxes oranges?

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 13, 2017. Florida taxes oranges? If you were to read a headline that the state of Florida was looking to add a 25-percent tax to the price of oranges, you might […]

Roth: Make American streams dirty again?

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 6, 2017. Make American streams dirty again? If you were asked whether you favored clean streams and waterways for America, you would probably agree. But if the question were framed more […]

Roth: We need more energy markets, not fewer

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 30, 2017. We need more energy markets, not fewer Oklahoma’s energy blessings far exceed our own state’s needs and demand, which is why we have long sought markets beyond our borders. […]

Medical bankruptcies likely to rise

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Jan. 26, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter One of the central promises of Donald Trump’s candidacy was that, once elected, the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) would be repealed. Now, with President Trump in office, […]

Office Visit: Therapists need liability protection

By Mary Holloway Richard, Of Counsel for Phillips Murrah. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 18, 2017. Office Visit: Therapists need liability protection Behavioral health is a unique subset of health care law. I long have been privileged to see firsthand the challenges in working as a therapist while successfully […]

Roth: The energy baseline

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 16, 2017. The energy baseline The following information is proven by independent, empirical data provided from the nonpartisan Energy Information Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy and is not “fake […]