HAUPT LAW, P.C. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). 2017 - present. President. Haupt Law is a full service commercial litigation law firm.
NATIONAL LITIGATION LAW GROUP, PLLC (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). 2014 – 2017. Founder, CEO and Managing Member. NLLG is the largest law firm in the United States in terms of actively paying individual clients. NLLG manages national litigation for a number of its national clients, involving hundreds of thousands of clients and hundreds of lawyers in all 50 states and U.S. territories. To these clients, NLLG offers a number of services related to the legal needs of its clients.
PHILLIPS MURRAH P.C. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). 2008 – 2014. Shareholder and Director. At Phillips Murrah, Haupt led the bankruptcy and restructuring group, providing representation to regional and national clients and headed the firm’s marketing committee.
HAUPT BROOKS VANDRUFF CLOAR, PLLC (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). Managing member. 2000 – 2008. HBVC was a full-service law firm with a general trial practice emphasis, representing clients in all areas of commercial and civil litigation.
HG CORP (Eden Prairie, Minnesota). President. 1992 – 2007 / WORLD AIRPORT INNS, LC (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). Managing member. 1997 - 2007. Chief Executive Officer and 50% shareholder of a hotel / real estate development and management firm with more than 2000 employees, annual revenues in excess of $50 million and offices /properties in 18 states. This firm had two primary areas of emphasis, commercial hotel management and resort vacation rental management. Through 1997, an arm of HG CORP, Reservations International, was the country’s largest manager of resort condominium and private homes for rent.
CENTER PROPERTIES, INC. (Hot Springs, Arkansas). President. 1988-1994. Chief Executive Officer and 100% shareholder of a hotel/real estate management firm operating owned and third party managed properties. While developing and owning multiple hotel properties, also managed for various banks, REO properties and preparing them for liquidation. Major clients included Worthen National Bank (later, Nations Bank), Chrysler First Business Credit Corporation, and other regional and national lenders. With some 500 employees, Center Properties, Inc. also owned travel agencies, florists, maintenance companies, car rental agencies and other service companies.
FIRST RESORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SUNBAY MANAGEMENT CO. (Hot Springs, Arkansas). Vice-president/General Manager. 1985 - 1989. Chief Operating Officer for a real estate development company with more than 750 full-time employees and operations, including multiple hotels, retirement communities, real estate companies, commercial shopping centers and other real estate investments.
ING AND ING, INC. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). General Manager/Controller. 1983 - 1985. Chief financial officer recruited to work out this financially troubled organization.
American Indian Law Review, University of Oklahoma, February 2002, “Never Lay a Salmon on the Ground with his Head Toward the River—State of Washington Sues Yakamas Over Alcohol Ban.”
Hotel Business, (January 2003), “Thoughts on Long Term Rentals.”
Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase (April 2003), “A Question on Wine.”
National Business Institute (June 20, 2003), “Negotiating and Drafting Acquisition Agreements in Oklahoma" (co-author).
Daily Oklahoman (July 9, 2003), “Critic’s Miss the Court’s Point.”
Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase (December 2003) “Did You Hear the One About the Lawyer...”
Oklahoma City University Law Review, Oklahoma City University (Fall 2004) reprinted, The National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas Law School, “When is a Farmer a ‘Family Farmer’—an Analysis of Chapter 12 Qualifications.”
Daily Oklahoman (March 25, 2005), “Founders Sought Real Separation.”
Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, (February 2008), “Three Essays on Family Law: A kinder, gentler divorce? Or just common sense?”
Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, (March 2008), “Three Essays on Family Law: If I am going to lose my arm, then cut it off quickly.”
\Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, (April 2008), “Three Essays on Family Law: Tender years doctrine revisited.”
Bankruptcy Litigation, (Winter 2009), “Net Present Discount Valuation and Application in Bankruptcy.”
Sterling Education Services, Inc., (August 6, 2009), "Negotiating Commercial Leases," (Chapter on Impact of Bankruptcy).
Bankruptcy Litigation, with Robert N. Sheets and M. Jonathan Hayes (Summer 2009), "Is it a raft or a shark? (11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(19) Application to denial of discharge to securities law violators -- broad or narrow construction?)
Journal Record (October 21, 2010), with Robert J. Campbell, Jr. and G. Calvin Sharpe, "Nations Thirst for a Place at the Table."
Oklahoma Bar Journal, (September 3, 2011), with Robert J. Campbell, Jr. and Leslie Lynch, "'A Weapon Unused': Offers of Judgment under 12 Okla. Stat. § 1106 – Forgotten, Misunderstood and Unused."
Trigild Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, Oklahoma Chapter (2012 - 13 editions), with Joshua L. Edwards and Andrew R. Chilson.
Journal Record (September 20, 2012), “Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”
Daily Oklahoman (January 31, 2017), “An Open Response to a Recent Presidential Order.”
COURT APPOINTED RECEIVERSHIPS/TESTIMONY:
Circuit, Craighead County, Arkansas. (Chrysler First Business Credit Corporation v. Jonesboro Hotel Associates, E-90-0450 - Receiver.
Chancery, Garland County, Arkansas (First National Bank, Hot Springs, Ark. 1989 - 1991) – Receiver.
Circuit, Garland County, Arkansas. (Bank of Salem, Arkansas. 1990 - 1991) – Receiver.
Chancery, Garland County, Arkansas (Bank of Stephens, Arkansas. 1991 - 1992) – Receiver.
District, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Meyer v. Brentwood Forest Apts, CJ-98-3781 (1998) – Expert Testimony.
District, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Lalani v. Hometel, Inc., CJ-98-3781 (1998) - Receiver.
District, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Wells Fargo Bank v. Max Laxami Corporation, CJ-01-2826 (2001) – Receiver.
District, Washoe County, Nevada, CIT Lending Services Corp. v. Prior Corporation, et al, CV01-4661 (2001) - Receiver.
District, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Bock et al v. Southern Hospitality Inns, et al., CJ-2007-1784 (2009 - 2010) – Receiver.
Other consulting expert testimony in state and federal litigation matters, including an action involving class certification in a statewide dispute between municipalities and hotels, a matter involving retention of corporate records and a matter involving professional liability.
BOARD / COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
Oklahoma City University School of Law, Executive Board, 2002–05; 2017 – present. Alumni Association, 2001–08 (President, 2007–08).
Editorial Board, American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Litigation (2008–11).
Oklahoma County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section (President, 2009–10).
Guardian ad Litem Task Force, Child Development and Parent-Child Behavioral Health and Management sub-committee. 2007.
Oklahoma Bar Association Committees (Professionalism, 2004–12; Law Schools, 2004–11; Diversity, 2016 to present; Access to Justice, 2017 - present).
American Bar Association Committees (Forum Committee on Franchising, Business Law/Business Bankruptcy, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law).
University of Central Oklahoma. Business Advisory Council. 1997-98.
Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, 1989-92 (Chairman, 1991-92).
Arkansas Tourism Development Foundation. 1986-98.