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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. 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 anticipate such suffering to continue. The pandemic […]

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 On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

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 […]

Attorneys continue winning streak at annual OCBA Chili Cook-off

Another year, another recipe vying for a coveted trophy at the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s annual Chili Cook-off. Phillips Murrah attorneys competed against local law firms in OCBA’s Young Lawyers Division on Feb. 28 at the Leadership Square Atrium in downtown Oklahoma City. Representing Phillips Murrah were attorneys Cody J. Cooper, C. Eric Davis, Mark E. Hornbeek, […]

Coronavirus 2020: Current Guidance for US Employers

By Phillips Murrah Attorneys Janet Hendrick and Phoebe Mitchell Around the globe, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases has risen to over 81,000. Although 95% of these confirmed cases are located in China, the number in the United States has grown to 53.[1] With many unanswered questions about the virus, including concrete information on how […]

Gardner named to Journal Record’s 2020 Achievers Under 40

The Journal Record will honor Melissa Gardner, Phillips Murrah Director and Shareholder, and 44 others as part of its 17th class of Achievers Under 40. The 45 honorees will be recognized at the Achievers Under 40 event on May 29 at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center at 741 N. Phillips Ave. “Young leaders […]

Dealing with domestic violence in divorce proceedings

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 20, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Molly E. Tipton Domestic violence. In the context of divorce proceedings, these notorious words too often either fly under the radar or are misunderstood and improperly handled. This highlights the importance of […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for January 2020

Nancy Walker, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for January 2020. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by your peers, especially by such a great group of talented people with whom I have the privilege of working,” Nancy said. “I am continually challenged and enhanced by my experiences here each and […]