H. Wayne Cooper specializes in the sale and purchase of multi-million
dollar companies, as well as public and private offerings for clients in
a wide variety of industries. He works with clients in the areas of
securities, corporate and partnership financing, franchising law,
mergers and acquisitions and oil and gas.
Wayne is a sought-after lecturer on the subject of limited liability
companies, corporate finance and exemptions from registration. He has
taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law
and is the co-author of a widely used Oklahoma-based book, Business Organizations, Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms 2d.
Prior to law school, Wayne served four years in the United States Air
Force as a development engineer and was discharged as a Captain in
1972. After law school, he served as law clerk for the Honorable
William J. Holloway, Jr., Circuit Judge of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Wayne started with the firm in 1976 and
currently serves as leader of the Corporate/Securities practice group.
Represented an oil and gas company in its sale of an aggregate of $220
million of leasehold interests and minerals to nationally recognized
energy companies in three separate transactions over a period of 18
- Represented a construction company in its sale of assets to another
Oklahoma City-based construction company in a transaction valued in
excess of $6 million.
- Represented an engineering company in (1) the owner’s purchase of a
majority of LLC membership interests from a nationally recognized energy
company in a transaction valued in excess of $6 million, and (2) the
company’s sale, design and construction of an oil and gas-related
facility to a middle eastern country in a transaction valued in excess
of $75 million.
- Represented a construction company in its sale of assets to a
Kansas-based construction company in a transaction valued in excess of
- Represented an Austin-based software development company in the
preparation of a private offering memorandum in connection with the
company’s offer and sale of an aggregate of $4 million in LLC membership
interests to investors.
- Represented a grocery store chain in its acquisition of a company
through a forward triangular merger, and related ESOP and corporate
transactions valued in excess of $8 million.
- Represented an oil and gas company in the preparation of private
offering memoranda in connection with the company’s offer and sale of an
aggregate of $6 million in LLC membership interests to investors in two
separate drilling funds.