Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Duke University and University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts, 1947). Yale Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1950).
Worked at Day, Edwards, Federman, Propester & Christensen, Professional Corporation (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) specializing in General Civil Trial. Trial of Civil Cases in all State and Federal Courts. Administrative Law, Agribusiness, Anti-Trust Law, Arbitration and Mediation of disputes, Banking Regulation and Transactions, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Franchising Regulation and Transactions, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Labor Relations, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resources, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate Law, Securities Regulation and Transactions and Workers Compensation.
Admitted to the bar, 1950, Oklahoma.
United States. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
1963, United States. Supreme Court. Law Clerk, United States.
District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1950-1951.
Member, State Election Board, 1961-1963. Member and Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Securities Commission, 1966-1969. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations.
The firm offers diverse legal services to local, national and international clients which include some of the most prestigious banking, brokerage, financial, insurance and industrial businesses in the United States and the global economy.
Our clients include a large number of major, publicly owned domestic and international corporations, as well as closely held domestic and international corporations, banks, financial institutions, partnerships and individuals, which have been represented by us as general, regional or special counsel The firm is frequently retained by other law firms to act as lead, special or local counsel in connection with major transactions or complex litigation.
The firm"s litigation practice extends to all areas of the United States. Primary areas of expertise are: Employment Law (including discharge, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and discrimination, hiring and unions).
Financial and Securities Transactions (including agribusiness, asset based finance, banking regulation and transactions, business associations, energy and co-generation regulation and transactions, franchising, insurance coverage, leveraged leasing, liability management, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, all forms of securities and all forms of public and private securities offerings).
Health Law (including acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, managed health care malpractice, preferred provider organizations, telemedicine, anti-kickback safe harbors. Insolvency Law (including director and officer liability, bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring). Litigation (including litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Representation in regulatory and arbitration proceedings.
And, litigation in securities cases, "white collar" criminal cases, anti-trust cases, lender liability cases, commercial torts, bodily injury, worker"s compensation defense, employment and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims, products liability, environmental claims, health, and professional malpractice). Real Estate & Environmental Law (including construction, development, leasing, sales, environment compliance and mortgage banking).
Natural Resources (including agriculture, energy, oil and gas pollution). And International Law (including international commercial transactions, customs, export controls, and immigration).
Complex Litigation and White Collar Crime have become fast growing and successful sectors of the firm"s practice.
The firm has been engaged to both prosecute and defend Litigation matters in several distant areas of the United States. While the scope of the firm"s expertise has substantially expanded, a significant sector of the firm"s practice remains focused on banking clients.
Mineral Lawyers Group, Oklahoma City, since 1955. Member, State Election Board, 1961-1963. Member and Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Securities Commission, 1966-1969.
Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations.
Business Law, Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Law.