Entries by Dave Rhea

Phillips Murrah donates neckties for Tie Day

Attorneys at our Oklahoma law firm Phillips Murrah rallied overnight to help Journal Record reporter Molly Fleming collect neckties for Tie Day. Our attorneys donated just over 52 ties, which Molly will bring to a couple of local elementary schools, where they will be given away along with lessons on how to properly tie them. Molly […]

Director Juston Givens joins Board of American Banjo Museum

Phillips Murrah Director Juston R. Givens was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Banjo Museum. The American Banjo Museum is a $5 million, world-class 21,000 square foot facility honoring the rich history of the banjo. The museum’s collection contains more than 400 instruments, recordings, film, video, printed music, instructional materials, ephemera […]

Phillips Murrah named a Top Workplace for second year by The Oklahoman

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, our Firm is recognized as one of Oklahoma City’s Top Workplaces. The Oklahoman newspaper published their annual list of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces on Dec. 11. The Oklahoman partnered with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics, the employee research and consulting firm, to determine the region’s Top […]

Valuation discounts under threat

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Sept. 14, 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 […]

Phillips Murrah Director organizes Oklahoma commercial real estate group for women

(See the updated story here) The Oklahoma commercial real estate industry has a new organization for women practitioners called Commercial Real Estate Women, or CREW. It is a professional network that represents multiple disciplines within the industry, including lawyers, developers, bankers, architects and engineers. “We have an outstanding group of initial board members,” said Phillips Murrah […]

Phillips Murrah attorney Doug Branch featured in The Oklahoman

Phillips Murrah attorney, Douglas A. Branch, is featured in today’s Oklahoman newspaper regarding his career in biotechnology. Doug is one of the prime movers in the diversification of the Oklahoma City economy to include biotech. He recently accepted the position of CEO of Biolytx Pharmaceuticals, and he continues his legal practice at Phillips Murrah as an of counsel attorney. […]

‘Prequalifying’ Primes Pays Off for Subcontractors

By David A. Walls & A. Michelle Campney. From The Contractor’s Compass, an educational journal of the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association. Published Q2 2012 – originally posted Jun 18, 2012 IN THIS ARTICLE . . . Research primes’ reputations. Research project liens and litigation records. Investigate financial strength of prime and project financing. Imagine […]

Phillips Murrah launches AM@PM Breakfast Forum series

Bright and early Thursday morning, April 21, Oklahoma City law firm Phillips Murrah launched a new learning series called AM@PM Breakfast Forum. The hour-long presentation was held at Vast on the 50th floor of OKC’s iconic Devon Tower. Firm Directors Jason A. Dunn and Kathyrn D. Terry each talked to attendees for about 20 minutes. Jason […]

Low oil and gas prices create opportunity for estate tax planning

This article was published in OIPA Wellhead, a publication produced by Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and distributed to its membership. By Elizabeth K. Brown and Mike McDonald Act now to preserve your estate. Low oil and gas prices create opportunity for estate tax planning. The current economic downturn in the oil and gas industry combined with the […]

Jim Roth: Focusing on the meaning of the holidays

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Dec. 7, 2015. Focusing on the meaning of the holidays During this holiday season with parties, travel and the mad dash to purchase (and afford) […]

Phillips Murrah recognized as a Top Workplace by The Oklahoman

On Sunday, The Oklahoman Newspaper published their annual list of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces. Phillips Murrah takes pride in our healthy, positive workplace, and the Firm is honored to be on the 2015 list. “We are excited to be recognized as having one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces,” said Phillips Murrah President and Managing Partner, Tom Wolfe. “We […]

What’s a nation to do?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Nov. 23, 2015. Warning: The following column may contain offensive or disturbing ideas to your otherwise pre-conceived notions of safety. We Americans pride ourselves on […]

Phillips Murrah recognized as Best Law Firm in 32 practice areas

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that our law firm has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Law Firms” for professional excellence for the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area in the following practice areas: Tier 1 Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and […]

Phillips Murrah serves as local counsel for Google Fiber in OKC

Phillips Murrah is excited to serve as local counsel for Google Fiber and to help this great company explore bringing fiber to OKC. Local coverage: Oklahoman: Google Fiber takes a look at Oklahoma City Journal Record: Rapid expansion: Google Fiber looks at OKC KGOU Radio: Google Fiber Exploring Adding Service to Oklahoma City KFOR-NBC: City […]

Jim Roth speaks at Society of Environmental Journalists 25th annual conference

Congratulations to Director Jim Roth for his efforts at this year’s Society of Environmental Journalists 25th Annual Conference, titled Environmental Journalism 2015 – Weather, Water, Energy: News in Every Neighborhood. Jim spoke during Saturday’s lunch session on the topic of “Our Energy Future.” “Oklahoma is a microcosm of energy rights and energy fights across the nation. […]

Phillips Murrah rowing team, Law & Oarder, completes 2015 season

The Phillips Murrah rowing team, Law & Oarder, completed the 2015 season on Friday with a solid, 500-meter run of 1:52.818. “It has been amazing to see how wholeheartedly the firm supports our team,” said Phillips Murrah attorney and L&O team leader, Melissa Gardner. “I definitely think rowing is an outlet to build relationships outside […]

Director Sally A. Hasenfratz featured on “The Exit Plan Show”

Recently, Director Sally A. Hasenfratz was featured on The Exit Plan Show, and online interview series hosted by financial adviser, Norman A. Hood. From http://exitplanshow.tv/: The Exit Plan Show – We interview America’s top advisors to help business owners enjoy more freedom, grow companies faster and retire on their own terms. Sally is a member of the […]

Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth featured in EPA story on Oklahoma News Report

Phillips Murrah Director and Chair of the firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group, Jim Roth, was featured on OETA’s Oklahoma News Report as a part of a segment about recent federal Environmental Protection Agency rules. From ONR: “Utility companies are already headed toward the goals set out in the President’s clean power plan while the state files […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys and summer clerks visit nursing home

Friday afternoon, Aug 7, the Oklahoma County Bar Association Community Service Committee had a Luau-themed party for the residents of the Edwards Redeemer Nursing Home. Phillips Murrah attorneys Director Ray Zschiesche and Monica Ybarra were on hand to dance and visit with the Edwards Redeemer Nursing Home residents, along with our summer clerks, Hillary Hudson, Kendra Norman, […]

Timothy D. Kline to speak at Oil & Gas Conference

Phillips Murrah Director Tim Kline will be addressing the topic of restructuring at this year’s Oklahoma Society of CPAs Oil & Gas Conference on Aug. 20. The all-day conference will be held at the Sheraton Reed Center, located at 5800 Will Rogers Road in Midwest City. The conference is worth eight hours of recommended CPE credit. From […]

PM Director nominated for OCBA Board of Directors

OCBA Nominations & Election Committee announced its candidates for 2015-2016 Board of Directors elections. Phillips Murrah Director Ray Zschiesche has been nominated and is currently featured in the June 2015 Briefcase publication on page 11. From OCBA Briefcase: Ballots will be mailed the first week in July and should be returned no later than July 31, […]

Roth: Ex-Im Bank must have its life span extended

Jim Roth’s Friday column, Earth Business, appears in The Journal Record. Originally published in The Journal Record on July 17, 2015. View Jim Roth’s attorney profile here. Ex-Im Bank must have its life span extended The hotly contested Export-Import Bank of the United States has been in existence since 1934 by executive order, was made a separate […]

Levelland Productions puts OKC at top of Oklahoma music scene

Levelland Productions got a lot of good press last week with their actions that are propelling the Oklahoma City music scene. “It’s been exciting to see these guys get to this point,” said Phillips Murrah Director Juston R. Givens. “They’ve put in a lot of hard work and it’s fun to watch that come to fruition.” For background, we mentioned Levelland […]