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Roth: The high cost of climate volatility

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 5, 2018. The high cost of climate volatility Natural disasters cost the United States $306 billion in 2017, matching a previous record set in 2011. Hearing this, we Oklahomans can recall that last year’s […]

Erica K. Halley

NewsOK Q&A: Budget act makes auditing partnerships easier, more efficient

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: January 19, 2018 Click to see full story – Budget act makes auditing partnerships easier, more efficient Click to see Erica K. Halley’s attorney profile Q: What is the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and why should LLCs and other partnerships pay attention? A: Effective this month, the Bipartisan Budget […]

Cody Cooper

What’s in a name? Tremendous value

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 4, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper The holiday season is coming to an end, and most people have opened their Xboxes and Legos, eaten some HoneyBaked Ham, braved the cold in their North Face jackets and […]

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Roth: Putting politics aside for renewable energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 27, 2017. Putting politics aside for renewable energy Green cities continue to emerge from the coal dust. Optimistically, some leaders are even proving they will rise above politics with their efforts. After all, clean […]

Chunks of Coal

Roth: Coal ash disposal and verb tense

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 27, 2017. Coal ash disposal and verb tense Back in 2014, the Obama administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency, passed a final rule called the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities regarding […]

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Roth: The Senate tax bill’s effect on energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 20, 2017. The Senate tax bill’s effect on energy Last week I considered how the House tax proposal would impact the energy industry. With the release of the Senate’s proposal, we now wait to see how […]

Kendra M. Norman

NewsOK Q&A: Some mortgage, business loans may need updating with looming bank rate phaseout

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 16, 2017 Click to see full story – Some mortgage, business loans may need updating with looming bank rate phaseout Click to see Kendra M. Norman’s attorney profile Q: What is LIBOR? A: The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is the daily calculation of an average of estimated interest rates […]

Clayton Ketter

Why Weinstein’s creditors hired bankruptcy counsel

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 16, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter Since the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, his film studio, The Weinstein Company, has wasted no time in firing its founder. Yet, the namesake studio […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Not all jokes, propositions necessarily workplace sexual harassment

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 14, 2017 Click to see full story – Not all jokes, propositions necessarily workplace sexual harassment Click to see Kathryn D. Terry’s attorney profile Q: What is sexual harassment? A: The word “harassment” gets thrown around and used in a lot of contexts. or employment law purposes, unlawful sexual […]

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Roth: A victory for fossil fuels over renewables

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 13, 2017. A victory for fossil fuels over renewables At this juncture, it isn’t shocking to read the new tax proposal and learn that it harms renewable energy. The headlines immediately bifurcated the energy […]

Jim A. Roth, Phillips Murrah

NewsOK Q&A: Manufacturing sales tax exemption is tool for attracting, maintaining investment

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 3, 2017 Click to see full story – Manufacturing sales tax exemption is tool for attracting, maintaining investment Click to see Jim Roth’s attorney profile Q: What is Oklahoma’s manufacturing sales tax exemption? A: Goods and equipment used in a manufacturing operation can be purchased exempt from sales and […]

Roth: Sharing the warmth with solar energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 6, 2017. Sharing the warmth with solar energy You may have noticed the Salvation Army’s Share the Warmth program on your electric bill. Many areas have similar utility assistance programs that help residents who […]

The Nature Conservancy

Roth: A focus on conservation, climate science

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 23, 2017. A focus on conservation, climate science Once a year, I like to spread the word about an organization that is not only near and dear to me, but plays a vital role […]

Wind generators turbines in the sea

Roth: The potential of offshore wind production

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 16, 2017. The potential of offshore wind production There have been so many exciting clean energy topics to cover lately that I want to circle back to one that was announced in late summer. […]

Mary Holloway

NewsOK Q&A: Certificate of need laws can bridle behavioral, other care

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses Oklahoma’s Certificate of Need laws with the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Q: What are Certificate of Need (CON) laws and what is the status of CON in Oklahoma? A: The history of CON laws is an interesting one. Federal law required CON for facilities that received […]