John D. Dale is a shareholder in GableGotwals' Tulsa Office and is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Texas. He advises clients on various business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial and contract matters, commercial loans and documentation, and commercial bankruptcy matters. His practice also includes representing healthcare systems, hospitals, clinics and group practices in governance, transactional and operational matters (such as acquisitions, joint ventures, land acquisitions, and construction). In addition, to John's transactional, healthcare and banking practices, he maintains an active construction and real estate development (including eminent domain) practice by representing general contractors and subcontractors with respect to various construction related disputes and energy companies (including wind) during their planning and construction of projects and litigation related to the same.
John is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. and has twice served as Chair of the Tulsa County Bar Association's Mentoring Committee.
Areas of Concentration
Banking financial Institutions
Business Restructuring, Workouts & Bankruptcy
Mergers & Acquisitions
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights — Represented regional financial institution in restructuring $15 million credit facility.
Right of Way and Eminent Domain — Represented energy company with respect to acquiring easements in Oklahoma for approximate 250 miles line in Oklahoma. Commenced condemnation actions for unresolved tracts.
Construction Law — Represented regional general contractor in a lawsuit in federal court brought by a subcontractor claiming breach of contract. Case was resolved in favor of our client.
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights — Represented three affiliated companies in all aspects of their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. The debtors had approximately $120 million in secured debt (including mezzanine level lenders). Confirmed chapter 11 plan of reorganization in approximately 4 months from filing date and plan paid unsecured creditors 90% of their allowed claims.