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Phillips Murrah sponsors Positive Tomorrows at 2020 Cork & Canvas

Positive Tomorrows’ hosted its annual Cork & Canvas event, sponsored by Phillips Murrah and Director Nikki Jones Edwards, via virtual livestream on Sept. 17. The event was originally scheduled for April 16 but was rescheduled and repurposed as an online auction event due to COVID-19. This change created an opportunity for Positive Tomorrow to air […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two new attorneys to litigation team

Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Natalie M. Jester and Laurie L. Schweinle to our Firm’s Litigation Practice Group as associate attorneys. Natalie and Laurie represent individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. Natalie attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law where she earned the American […]

Voth accepted into LOKC’s Signature Class 39

Attorney Lauren S. Voth has been accepted into Leadership Oklahoma City’s next Signature Class. “Usually, the Signature LOKC program is a 10-month program with classes each month that focus on different community issues,” Voth said. “This year will be a little different and LOKC Class 39’s start date will be deferred to Fall 2021, however, […]

Force majeure clauses and COVID-19

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 17, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman Force majeure clauses are common clauses in contracts that allocate risk between parties and release a party from liability or obligations during unforeseeable or unpredictable events that are out […]

Gardner to present ethics CLE for in-house corporate counsel

Director Melissa R. Gardner will give a Continuing Legal Education presentation virtually for Association of Corporate Counsel on Sept. 9. ACC is a global association that aims to be an educational resource and networking platform for in-house counsel in corporations, associations and other organizations. “Phillips Murrah is happy to sponsor the Oklahoma Chapter of the […]

Journal Record recognizes Gardner as 2020 Achiever Under 40

The Journal Record recognized Melissa R. Gardner, Phillips Murrah Director, as an Achiever Under 40 at their annual awards event on Aug. 28. “I’m honored to be included in such an impressive group of people,” Gardner said. “Seeing the full list of Achievers Under 40 gives me unlimited hope for our state’s future.” The 17th […]

Phillips Murrah voted 2020 Reader’s Choice Best Local Law Firm

The Oklahoman newspaper’s readers named Phillips Murrah law firm a winner of Readers’ Choice Awards in two categories for 2020. Phillips Murrah P.C. was voted Best Local Law Firm, and Director Elizabeth K. Brown was chosen as Best Business Attorney. Remaining nominees from the Firm were voted into the Top 3 of their respective categories: […]

PM attorneys create “practical” guide to commercial real estate leasing

Phillips Murrah attorneys merged their expertise to curate a commercial real estate leasing legal guide for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law resource. Thomson Reuters Practical Law provides guidance across many practice areas with hundreds of editors monitoring each subject to make day-to-day updates as legal viewpoints shift. Directors Sally A. Hasenfratz and Joshua L. Edwards and […]

Cooper elected 2021 OCBA Vice President

Oklahoma County Bar Association members voted to elect Cody J. Cooper, Phillips Murrah Director, as Vice President for 2021. “I enjoy being involved in the Oklahoma County Bar because it provides me an opportunity to be directly involved with Oklahoma County’s legal community and provides me an excellent opportunity to meet and work with colleagues […]

Does COVID-19 constitute a material adverse effect?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 6, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Travis E. Harrison In addition to a vast human toll, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses, markets and supply chains. With infections still spreading, businesses have suffered cash and liquidity constraints and […]

GIP names Jim Roth as new board member

Global Innovation Platform has named Jim Roth, Phillips Murrah Director, as a board member. “Jim has extensive depth and insights regarding energy policy, trends and opportunities and will add tremendous value to the governance of GIP,” said David Swank, CEO of GIP. “I had the great pleasure of working with Jim while he served as Oklahoma […]

Equine Estate Planning: What if your horses outlive you?

The following column was originally published in OklahomaHorses Magazine’s July/August 2020 issue. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman It is not an easy topic of discussion, but as a horse owner, it is important to consider the care of your horses after your passing. To ensure proper care and management, it is imperative to […]

Beau M. Patterson joins Phillips Murrah Dallas office

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 3, 2020) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Beau M. Patterson has joined the Firm in its Dallas-based office as an Of Counsel attorney. His addition to the Firm brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to fourteen. Beau works primarily as an outside general counsel to […]

405 Magazine selects Phillips Murrah for 2020 Oklahoma Top Attorneys

Phillips Murrah is honored to have 13 attorneys selected as Oklahoma Top Attorneys for 2020 by 405 Magazine. Attorneys are selected for the list by an online peer-voting and research process facilitated by DataJoe Research across various practice areas. For more information on each listed attorney, visit their profile by clicking on their portrait or contact […]

Edwards named OCU Law’s Distinguished Practitioner for Fall semester

Oklahoma City University School of Law recently named Director Nikki Edwards the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for the upcoming Fall semester. “The role of Distinguished Practitioner in Residence is an exciting opportunity to interact with the students in a meaningful, interactive way, as opposed to a lecture format,” Edwards said. “I’m most looking forward to […]

Norman named University of Oklahoma’s Outstanding Chapter Advisor

Attorney Kendra M. Norman was recently named Outstanding Chapter Advisor of Alpha Omicron Pi at University of Oklahoma, having been elected to the position just this past fall. “I was shocked and so humbled! I never expected to receive this award after just taking on this position,” she said. “I am very proud to represent […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for March 2020

Donna Anderson, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2020. “It is an honor to be nominated as Employee of the Month,” Donna said. “I am extremely grateful and blessed to be a part of this loving work family!” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff […]

SBA disaster loan summary

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 2, 2020. This Gavel to Gavel column is a summary of our full-length Q&A on Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs. By Phillips Murrah Director Alison J. Cross and Attorney Kara K. Laster On March 27, Congress passed […]

Michele C. Spillman joins Phillips Murrah Dallas office

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 23, 2020) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Michele C. Spillman has joined the Firm in its Dallas-based office as an Of Counsel attorney. Her addition to the Firm brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to fourteen. With a background in both labor and employment […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for February 2020

Abby Tompkins, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for February 2020. “It is a privilege to work with such a great group of people and for them to recognize me as Employee of the Month is an honor,” Abby said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff […]

Medicare Reimbursement Actions by the Government: Relief for Providers?

This article was originally published in the American Bar Association’s Health eSource newsletter in February 2020. By Mary Holloway Richard, Phillips Murrah, and Anna Stewart Whites, Attorney at Law, Frankfort, KY The tension between the government’s need to ensure appropriate use of Medicare funds and the need of providers to receive reasonable compensation for services […]