GableGotwals, May 2014 to Present
My clients consist primarily of financial institutions and other businesses, trusts and individuals in various business transactions and general business planning. Typical transactions include commercial loans, loan workouts, acquisitions and divestitures, real estate transactions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and business planning. I also act as de facto general counsel for several businesses and organizations, along with various trusts and not-for-profit entities.
The F&M Bank & Trust Company - Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel
February 2013 through April 2014.
As general counsel of a growing bank with operations in both Oklahoma and Texas, I handled matters involving commercial loans, corporate governance, shareholder relations, commercial contracts, vendor relations, depositor relations, and many other issues.
May 1987 through January 2013
At GableGotwals, my clients consisted primarily of financial institutions, large and small businesses, and individual and corporate trustees, all in business and commercial matters. My practice included commercial loan documentation and workouts, purchase and sale transactions involving both real and personal property, loan enforcement and foreclosures. I also represented various small businesses in their business planning and structure and individuals and corporate trustees in certain estate and trust matters.
Awards and Recognition
Recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in banking and as one of The Best Lawyers in America in banking law, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law and commercial litigation.
Member of the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Oklahoma Bar Association, and Tulsa County Bar Association.
Admitted to practice in both Texas and Oklahoma. Also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma.
Business, Commercial and Real Estate Transactions
– Acquisitions of Assets and Equity
– Real Estate and Personal Property Sale and Lease Transactions
– Formation and Structure of LLCs, Partnerships, and Other Organizations
– Commercial and Real Estate Lending
– Loan and Workout Documentation
– Syndicated Credit Facilities
Perfection of Liens and Security Interests
– UCC Issues
– Creditors’ Rights
– Loan Enforcement
Real Estate and Land Development