McAfee & Taft

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Substantial bench, well equipped to handle the full range of practice area services for Oklahoma's foremost corporates and organizations, including key energy companies, financial services providers and medical institutions. Also known for its large and sophisticated healthcare and taxation groups and ability to handle structurally or technologically complex issues in those spheres. Offers experience of making use of various forms of tax credits and other government incentive programs. Specialist knowledge of the antitrust components of M&A in healthcare transactions.

Strengths Clients comment: "They're subject matter experts and are responsive to clients' needs."

"We have a very good relationship with them," remarks an interviewee, adding: "They are knowledgeable, personable and always available. Their fees are very reasonable as well."

Work highlights Represented The Charles Machine Works in its $700 million sale to The Toro Company.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Crum is well regarded in the market for his longstanding banking practice. He handles regulatory and transactional matters and is described by commentators as a "wonderful lawyer with a great deal of experience."

Joshua Smith focuses his practice on transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions and financings. "He's a great negotiator and he puts together very strong and thorough contracts," remarks a source, adding: "He's very down-to-earth, personable and easy to work with."

Chris Coleman comes recommended for his handling of complex corporate transactions, including M&A, financings and securities offerings. "He's a great attorney and he's very, very hard-working," reports a client.