Firm President: Timila S. Rother
Number of attorneys: 130
For more than a century, Crowe & Dunlevy has provided comprehensive legal services to clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies across the nation and the world. With offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Dallas, the firm offers counsel in nearly 30 practice areas including complex business transactions, litigation in state, federal and appellate courts and all types of alternative dispute resolution. The firm’s clients enjoy access to attorneys with in-depth experience as Crowe & Dunlevy remains the sole Oklahoma member of Lex Mundi, Employment Law Alliance and State Law Resources.
Main Areas of Practice:
Aviation & Commercial Space:
The firm’s aviation attorneys offer an array of legal services including FAA regulations and Cape Town Convention in secured loans, domestic leverage and operational leases, issuing title and lien perfection opinions, negotiating and drafting lease and aircraft purchase documentation as well as litigating disputes related to ownership and financing transactions.
Contact: J. Robert Kalsu
Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights:
The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in the negotiation and preparation of instruments in financially distressed situations and represent both debtors and creditors nationally in foreclosures, forbearance agreements, workouts, prepackaged bankruptcies and traditional bankruptcy proceedings.
Contact: William H. Hoch
Corporate & Securities:
The firm has a broad business practice ranging from complex and sophisticated transactional work to institutional practice involving corporate counseling and assistance to companies of all sizes. The practice consists of public and private securities offerings, securities compliance issues, asset and stock sales of large and small business and organizational consulting. Contact: Roger A. Stong
Criminal Defense, Compliance & Investigations:
The firm assists clients with complicated and high-stakes legal issues due to the globalization of business, unprecedented regulatory oversight, active administrative agencies and increasing civil and criminal enforcement actions brought by a variety of governmental agencies.
Contact: Sanford C. Coats
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources:
The firm is positioned to provide a variety of legal services by drawing from our energy and natural resources, environment, litigation and business departments to handle matters including energy litigation, transaction and contract services, representation before state and federal administrative agencies, water law, environmental permitting, compliance and defense, labor and employment, tax and corporate management.
Contacts: John J. Griffin Jr and LeAnne Burnett
Banking & Financial Institutions:
Crowe & Dunlevy is well known in the representation of financial institutions for services including loan negotiation and documentation, bank and bank holding company organizations, acquisitions and sales and regulatory enforcement and compliance matters.
Contacts: Gary A. Bryant and Joel W. Harmon
The firm’s attorneys understand that the practice of health law requires a broad understanding of the increasingly diverse and complex array of substantive and regulatory matters as they relate to the delivery of healthcare services. The practice includes representation of hospitals, physicians, physician groups, clinics, HMOs and other managed care groups, longterm care facilities, home health agencies, hospices, academic medical centers and other entities that provide or pay for healthcare services.
Contact: Karen S. Rieger
Indian Law & Gaming:
Crowe & Dunlevy works closely with tribal leadership and tribal attorneys, as well as others doing business with tribes, to assist with sovereignty, economic development and governmental objectives, tribal corporations, affiliated entities and non-tribal clients who work with them and represents gaming clients regarding licensing, regulatory issues, financing, transactions and litigation.
Contacts: Mike McBride III and Christina M. Vaughn
The firm’s intellectual property practice group offers clients IP counsel in a variety of areas including patents, information technology, copyrights, trademarks, unfair trade, the internet, domain names, trade secrets, outsourcing and franchising. The firm can also handle IP procurement, licensing and transactional matters, IP support in complex transactions, IP portfolio management, and litigation before state and federal tribunals and is particularly well-known for assisting clients with software licensing and compliance matters.
Contact: David M. Sullivan
Labor & Employment:
Crowe & Dunlevy is a leader in the representation of management within the area of labor and employment law. The firm’s attorneys handle employment discrimination, collective bargaining, coordination of election campaigns, administrative law, workers’ compensation and immigration services.
Contacts: Adam W. Childers and Randall J. Snapp
Private Wealth & Closely-Held Business:
The firm’s attorneys practice wealth transfer, estate planning services and trusts and estates administration services including but not limited to estate planning, charitable planning, wills, trusts, property and other related documents as well as tax returns, allocation of assets and alternative dispute resolution.
Contact: Cynda C. Ottaway
This practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate including acquisitions, sales, project development, leasing, title matters, zoning, construction processes, environmental concerns and tax. The firm handles various state and federal tax incentives and organizational planning and has extensive experience in commercial wind energy projects.
Contacts: Michael S. Laird and Malcolm E. Rosser IV
Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Compliance:
Crowe & Dunlevy represents broker dealers, securities agents and investment advisors in FINRA arbitration proceedings, state and federal court proceedings before the SEC, FINRA and state securities agencies regarding investigations and enforcement matters. The firm also represents issuers, their directors and officers in a variety of securities class action matters.
Contact: Bruce W. Day and Tara A. LaClair
Tax payers are represented on all facets of taxation law issues including tax opinions, obtaining private letter rulings and covering all types of federal, Oklahoma and local tax matters. The firm provides litigation defense of claims for additional taxes against clients and represents clients in audits, administrative appeals, trials and appeals before judicial courts.
Contact: Matthew B. Hickey