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Robert O. O’Bannon

Director

Biography

Robert O’Bannon is a Director and member of the Firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning, Energy and Natural Resources and Corporate Law Practice Groups. He represents high net worth individuals and privately held companies in a wide range of transactional matters.

Robert is a successful tax attorney with extensive experience in all areas of corporate and tax law, including complex mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and financing transactions for a variety of clients. His representation includes the structuring and federal and state tax implications of financing transactions through debt placement, and private placement offerings.

Robert was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honorary fraternity, while in law school. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Robert lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1976)
  • Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1979)
  • Boston University (LL.M., Taxation, 1980)

Admissions

  • 1979, Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Organizations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants

Experience

  • Huber $200 million financing transaction in southern Oklahoma
  • Multiple private placement transactions for privately held oil and gas companies
  • Represented privately-held companies in mergers and acquisitions of oil and gas properties and aggregate business
  • W.H. Braum, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Tax Court): Successfully represented Braum in a complex tax case
  • Davenport v. Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Federal District Court): Successfully represented Davenport in a real estate valuation case
  • Dolese v. Oklahoma Tax Commission: Successfully represented Dolese in a sales tax case involving quarries and sand plants
  • Complex mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax-free reorganizations
  • Financing transactions for a variety of privately held companies

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers®: Oil and Gas Law (2021)
  • Best Lawyers®: Private Funds/Hedge Fund Laws (2020-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2018-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Tax Law (2008-present)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Tax, Business/Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (2006, 2010)
  • 405 Magazine Top Attorney in Business Law, Tax Law (2020-2021)

Community

  • Board of Directors – Dolese Bros. Co. (2013-Present)

Publications

Robert O’Bannon is a Director and member of the Firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning, Energy and Natural Resources and Corporate Law Practice Groups. He represents high net worth individuals and privately held companies in a wide range of transactional matters.

Robert is a successful tax attorney with extensive experience in all areas of corporate and tax law, including complex mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and financing transactions for a variety of clients. His representation includes the structuring and federal and state tax implications of financing transactions through debt placement, and private placement offerings.

Robert was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honorary fraternity, while in law school. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Robert lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1976)
  • Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1979)
  • Boston University (LL.M., Taxation, 1980)
  • 1979, Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Huber $200 million financing transaction in southern Oklahoma
  • Multiple private placement transactions for privately held oil and gas companies
  • Represented privately-held companies in mergers and acquisitions of oil and gas properties and aggregate business
  • W.H. Braum, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Tax Court): Successfully represented Braum in a complex tax case
  • Davenport v. Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Federal District Court): Successfully represented Davenport in a real estate valuation case
  • Dolese v. Oklahoma Tax Commission: Successfully represented Dolese in a sales tax case involving quarries and sand plants
  • Complex mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax-free reorganizations
  • Financing transactions for a variety of privately held companies
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers®: Oil and Gas Law (2021)
  • Best Lawyers®: Private Funds/Hedge Fund Laws (2020-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2018-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Tax Law (2008-present)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Tax, Business/Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (2006, 2010)
  • 405 Magazine Top Attorney in Business Law, Tax Law (2020-2021)
  • Board of Directors – Dolese Bros. Co. (2013-Present)

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