McAfee & Taft

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Substantial group, well equipped to handle the fullest range and most sophisticated types of real estate transactions for developers, owners, lenders and investors. Regularly deals with tax incentive transactions. Particularly active in assisting corporations with divestiture of unimproved properties. Continues to receive regular mandates from energy companies to assist with property transactions pertaining to the expansion of renewable energy projects. Also noted for its expert handling of real estate deals in the healthcare space.

Strengths"They've all been exceedingly sound in their judgment," reports one source, adding: "Their experience has been a big differentiator."

Another client states: "Our experience with all of them has been excellent, and their work has been thorough, accurate and complete."

Sources describe this as a "first-class team" which does "excellent work."

Work highlights Represented NE CS First National in the $225 million redevelopment of the First National Center in Oklahoma City.

Notable practitioners

Cole Marshall offers experience across a range of transactions, including the financing and development of industrial, commercial and healthcare projects.He has a background in agricultural economics and often operates within the agricultural industry.

Frank Hill is a leading figure in the Oklahoma City market who frequently handles high-profile city-based transactions. Interviewees describe him as "very creative," noting that "he's a good man to work with and wants to get the deal through."

Joe Lewallen is a formidable real estate practitioner who "possesses an in-depth knowledge of national and local real estate and contract law." His wide-ranging portfolio includes handling the financing, acquisition and development of projects and property.

Lloyd Hardin is recognized for his work on high-profile commercial real estate projects. He acts on a range of regional, national and cross-border transactions, acting for a broad client base.

Commentators agree that Myrna Latham is a standout transactional real estate attorney. She represents a wide-ranging client base, with a particular focus on retail development projects. Peers agree she is a "great practitioner," who is "superior in her field."

Richard Riggs offers longstanding experience in the real estate market, drawing on particular expertise in wind energy developments. Clients commend his "ability to see the entire picture and how one aspect of a situation can affect another."

The "very knowledgeable" Robert Garbrecht draws on a wealth of expertise in transactions, advising on the financing, leasing and development of property. His practice is complemented by additional strength in public-private partnerships and acquisitions.