John R. Barker - GableGotwals

John R. Barker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 918-595-4815

John Barker has 40 plus years of legal experience in both law firm and corporate settings. After 30 years with GableGotwals, John joined ONEOK, Inc., and ONEOK Partners, L.P., in December 2004, where he served as their General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary. After retiring from ONEOK, John rejoined GableGotwals in January 2012 to focus his legal practice on general commercial business matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, public equity and debt offerings and finance.

John has provided legal counsel on business and transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions and commercial matters, including sales and acquisitions of significant assets and public securities offerings. He has significant experience in counseling and legal services involving corporate governance, SEC filings, and public stock and debt offerings. Over the years, he has provided general business advice to various corporations, sole proprietorships and business organizations and for their management and Boards of Directors. John has also represented banks and financial institutions in Oklahoma relating to all aspects of loans, workouts, bankruptcies and real estate. In addition, he has represented large out-of-state lenders relating to real estate financing for commercial developments, including shopping centers, apartment buildings and office buildings.

Additional Information

Areas of Concentration

Corporate & Securities Law

Corporate Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Banking and Financial Institutions

Commercial Law
University of Missouri at ColumbiaBA 1969University of MichiganJ.D. 1974
Oklahoma Bar FoundationTulsa Metor Chamber of CommerceJenks Public Schools FoundationSt. Simeon's Episcopal Foundation BoardGeorge Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Inc.The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa

Office Location

ONEOK Plaza, Suite 1100
100 West Fifth Street
Tulsa, OK 74103-4217
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Tulsa Metro Area
John R. Barker has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Other Information

Gender: Male