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McAfee & Taft PC

Two Leadership Square, 10th Floor
211 North Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7103
Phone: 405-235-9621
http://www.mcafeetaft.com
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Leaders in Creating Legal Solutions

With 180 attorneys representing clients throughout the United States and internationally, McAfee & Taft is Oklahoma's largest law firm. Since our inception in 1952, McAfee & Taft has distinguished itself by being an industry leader in developing innovative legal solutions for business. In the early 1950’s, founder Kenneth E. McAfee was instrumental in registering the nation’s first drilling fund with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A few years later, co-founder Richard G. Taft filed the first registration statement of an international drilling fund.

The tradition of providing innovative and aggressive legal representation continues to this day. For more than 60 years, clients have counted on McAfee & Taft’s multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving, along with the depth and talent of its dedicated attorneys and support staff, to create comprehensive, customized legal solutions.

McAfee & Taft is also well-positioned to serve and protect the complex worldwide interests of its clients through its affiliations with TerraLex® and L2B Aviation, two exclusive international networks of independent law firms. The firm is also the exclusive member firm representing Oklahoma in the Employers Counsel Network.

Achievements

  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Health Care Law with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Natural Resources Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Tax Law with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Trusts and Estates with 8 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 9 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Commercial Litigation with 28 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Corporate Law with 19 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Venture Capital Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 13 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Commercial Finance Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Corporate Compliance Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation - Securities with 8 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation - Real Estate with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 11 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Litigation - Patent with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Copyright Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Labor Law - Management with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Employment Law - Management with 12 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with 80 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Employment Law - Management with 9 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Labor Law - Management with 8 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Patent with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 9 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Construction with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Litigation - Securities with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Corporate Compliance Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Commercial Finance Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 11 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Venture Capital Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Financial Services Regulation Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Corporate Law with 19 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Land Use and Zoning Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Oil and Gas Law with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Commercial Litigation with 18 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Equipment Finance Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 8 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Trusts and Estates with 8 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Construction Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Tax Law with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Natural Resources Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Energy Law with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Real Estate Law with 8 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Health Care Law with 9 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Franchise Law with 2 lawyers.
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Client Comments

Clifford C. Dougherty III

"Cliff Dougherty is a very fine lawyer. He has been a huge help to us on copyright, trademark, and patent issues. He certainly knows the field. He always guides us to affordable and cost-effective solutions. He has given us great advice many times. I would recommend him to anyone needing aid in this area."

Jack E. Counts Jr.
Candid Color Systems


Elizabeth Scott Wood

"Elizabeth Wood helps us with a variety of employment-related matters, including employment contracts, employee relations issues, discrimination charges, workplace investigations, employment policy updates, and benefits and compensation compliance issues. We value her knowledge and experience immensely. Working with Elizabeth Wood is a joy because she is also caring, accessible, and quick to respond to our needs."

Beverly M. Barrett
Oklahoma Heart Hospital


Frank D. Hill

"Frank D. Hill is the ultimate professional real estate lawyer. He is well versed in the law but also a deal maker and someone who understands the economics of the deal. We highly recommend him."

Klaholt P. Kimker
Devon Energy Corporation


Frank L. Polk

"Frank is a leader in his field and combines subject matter expertise and practical transaction sense. He is always responsive and a pleasure to work with."

Anonymous


J. Michael Nordin

"J. Michael Nordin is a top notch transactional lawyer. He is a great advisor when it comes to reviewing bank lending terms and real estate documents."

Curtis L. Hayes, CPA
Bob Moore Auto Group, Inc.


Jeff L. Todd

"Jeff has been representing our firm and clients for many years now. He has been a great advocate in the unique and complicated business of federal crop insurance. This insurance is tricky in that it is a federal program with a private delivery system. Obviously, sometimes public and private interests conflict, and Jeff is the best I have ever found in resolving these conflicting interests and protecting both our agency and clients. I have also referred many of my producers to him, who had other legal issues such as mineral leases, easement conflicts, contract disputes, etc. Jeff is one of the best agricultural litigators I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He has a well-founded background in both farming and ranching that definitely gives my clients an advantage in their disputes."

Max Thomas
Silveus Crop Insurance


John A. Kenney

"Mr. Kenney has served my firm as the lead attorney on a complex drawn out matter. He was kind enough in the very beginning to lay out frankly how he saw the path ahead, warning me of the likely ups and downs of the case. This did help with understanding the process and prepared me to be steady during the difficult periods. Since the matter is now settled, I can say with complete knowledge that he never comprised his ethics and was always diligent in preparation. All matters were well presented and supported. He kept me informed and always responded to my requests for additional information. He was very patient with helping me understand the process and legal options. Mr. Kenney was knowledgeable and experienced. He also assembled a good team to support his efforts. I have full confidence that he and his team provide complete, honest, and competent representation."

Dave L. Younge
Flex-Ability Concepts, LLC


Mark D. Christiansen

"Mark Christiansen is the finest energy lawyer in the State of Oklahoma, bar none. I have had the privilege of working closely with him for 20 years, and I have thus become convinced he is without peer in his knowledge, sensitivity to client's needs, and his work ethic."

Clark Musser
Alpine Energy


Michael E. Joseph

"Michael E. Joseph has been an outstanding advocate for our work."

Michael Anderson
Presbyterian Health Foundation


"He has provided us with nothing short of the highest level of legal advice, and many times he has gone beyond what one would normally attribute to legal services. When he felt we needed additional legal opinions, he did not hesitate to refer us to the appropriate attorney. He has always been extremely timely in his responses to us and when he could not get to a matter immediately, he let us know. He is well thought of throughout the community in legal circles as well as through his civic activities. He has the personal and professional qualities and ethics that I admire, and that truly makes him a person we should all aspire to be like. He is the true servant leader and cares greatly about his community. His deeds speak volumes about his continued commitment to our community."

Rodney Bivens
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma


"Mike Joseph is extremely responsive. He is always looking out for our interest. He knows franchise law very well and inspires your confidence in him. I also feel that he is very concerned about the cost effectiveness of the things we do with him. I have recommended him to many people."

Jack E. Counts Jr.
Candid Color Systems


"Mike Joseph and other attorneys at McAfee&Taft have been our attorneys for over 20 years. We rely heavily on their advice and counsel. Mike is knowledgeable and responsive. We cannot say enough good things about him and would highly recommend him to anyone in the healthcare industry."

Denise Suttles
Oklahoma City Clinic


"Mr. Joseph is a knowledgeable lawyer who is able to quickly understand complex situations and provide timely valued advice. He also is a true professional and is dedicated to his community."

Anonymous


Myrna Schack Latham

"Myrna Latham is an excellent construction lawyer and someone we would recommend."

Klaholt P. Kimker
Devon Energy Corporation


Patricia A. Rogers

"It has been my pleasure to have worked with Ms. Rogers for over a decade. I have observed her moving from a newly licensed status to partnership status. She has managed her practice with professionalism and timeliness."

Anonymous


"Ms. Rogers answers her own phone and she has never asked me to allow her to call me back later. Her guidance in health care matters has been most valuable to our organization."

Anonymous


Peter T. Van Dyke

"Pete's expertise in labor and employment law is second to none."

Dave Martin
Sysco Oklahoma, LLC


Rachel Blue

"Rachel has done a very good job at handling our trademark issues for many years. She is efficient and cost effective, and we continue to use her services even though we have moved our headquarters to another state."

Jeffrey Bednar
Citgo


Richard D. Craig

"Richard D. Craig is a great estate planning attorney. He is very strategic in his approach to solving the client's needs."

Curtis L. Hayes, CPA
Bob Moore Auto Group, Inc.


Sam R. Fulkerson

"Sam Fulkerson is extremely knowledgeable in the field of employment law, and is a highly effective litigator. He has produced great results for the company in a highly cost-effective manner."

Dean Graves
Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.


Timothy J. Bomhoff

"Tim Bomhoff is an excellent attorney. He is effective, efficient, and an affable attorney."

Anonymous


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Appellate Practice

Banking and Finance Law

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Bet-the-Company Litigation

Biotechnology Law

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Commercial Finance Law

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Construction Law

Copyright Law

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employment Law - Management

Energy Law

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Environmental Law

Equipment Finance Law

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Franchise Law

Health Care Law

Insurance Law

International Trade and Finance Law

Labor Law - Management

Land Use and Zoning Law

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Patent

Litigation - Real Estate

Litigation - Securities

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Oil and Gas Law

Patent Law

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Project Finance Law

Qui Tam Law

Real Estate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Tax Law

Trademark Law

Trusts and Estates

Venture Capital Law

Water Law

Personnel

  • Partners: 101
  • Of Counsel: 30
  • Associates: 47
  • Paralegals: 57
  • Non-Legal Employees: 111

Management

Contacts

Locations

United States
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    Two Leadership Square, 10th Floor
    211 North Robinson Avenue
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7103
    Phone: 405-235-9621
  • Tulsa, OK
    Mapco Plaza, Suite 900
    1717 South Boulder Avenue
    Tulsa, OK 74119
    Phone: 918-587-0000

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Water Law