Gary W. Derrick

Gary W. Derrick


Derrick & Briggs, LLP

Recognized since 2001

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Corporate Governance Law
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Gary W. Derrick specializes in corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, ’34 Act reporting, private equity and debt financing, venture capital financing, business formation and restructuring, corporate governance, and general business contracts. His clients are in oil and gas, technology, hospitality, agriculture, manufacturing, retail and professional services.

Location

  • BancFirst Tower, Suite 2700
    100 North Broadway Avenue
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Oklahoma , J.D., graduated 1979
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A., graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Oklahoma General Corporation Act Committee (1986-present) - Chair
  • Oklahoma Venture Forum (2011-present) - Director
  • Constitution & Canons Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma (1999-present) - Chair
  • Historical Preservation, Inc. (1991-present) - Director
  • Oklahoma EDGE Endowment Policy Board (2010-2014 - Chair
  • American Society of Corporate Secretaries (professional organization for corporate counsels) - President, Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter (1994-95)

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Corporate Governance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Governance Law, Oklahoma City (2019)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Oklahoma City (2015)
  • Corporate Law, Oklahoma City (2013)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Oklahoma City (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers Oklahoma Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Governance, 2012, 2015 and 2019
  • Best Lawyers Oklahoma Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, 2013
  • OBA John E. Shipp Award for Ethics, 2016
  • OBA Earl Sneed Award for Continuing Legal Education, 1997
  • OBA Golden Gavel Award for Outstanding Committee (Oklahoma General Corporation Act Committee), 1986
  • American Jurisprudence Award (OU College of Law)
  • Blue Key (OSU)
  • Gamma Gamma (OSU)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (OSU)
  • Phi Delta Phi (OU College of Law)

"Gary Derrick is an exceptional lawyer and human being. He has such a wide grasp of business skills and understanding of human nature that he can put clients at ease quickly. I would highly recommend him to others in need of quality counsel. His responsiveness to client needs is unequaled in my experience."

- Robert York (National Livestock Credit Corporation), Oklahoma City, OK

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