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n 1999, following Paul’s tenure with the Oklahoma State Banking Department, where he served as General Counsel for ten years, Paul Foster Law Offices, P.C. (PFLO) was incorporated. PFLO has two founding attorneys, Paul R. Foster and Carrie L. Foster. Attorney Steven Coates, a former bank examiner with a bachelor’s degree in finance works with PFLO on select projects. Prior to Paul’s work with the Banking Department, he practiced in commercial, transactional, and banking law in Oklahoma. Utilizing the deep regulatory and legal expertise Paul gained through his years in the Oklahoma Banking Department, along with many years of private practice both before and since, PFLO endeavors to offer services that assist Oklahoma’s Community Banks and bank holding companies in navigating the ever increasing legal and regulatory environment in which today’s banks find themselves. While PFLO has handled numerous purchase and sale bank transactions, the experience of the firm is wide and varied. PFLO represents banks, holding companies, bank directors and bank owners in legal and regulatory banking matters including: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Left to right: Alainea Daggs, Carrie Foster, Paul Foster.

PFLO handles all manner of banking legal and regulatory matters, on the local and federal levels, including defending banks and bank directors involving regulatory enforcement, cease and desist, removal, civil money penalties, and other regulatory enforcement actions before all banking agencies and courts. In addition, the firm offers assistance in responding to legal process such as subpoenas, summonses, levies, and garnishments— with particular emphasis on Oklahoma and Federal Financial Privacy Act compliance. Paul Foster Law Offices emphasizes developing a strong working relationship with the banks and bankers in Oklahoma. Our mission is to assist, enhance, and preserve community banks throughout Oklahoma because very often these banks are among the pillars of their communities. The community bank is a key part of the foundation of our nation’s economic system, and there is no higher privilege than to support, strengthen, and protect these important institutions and the people who own and operate them.

“Oklahoma’s Community Banking Attorneys” Paul Foster Law Offices, P.C. 2150 McKown Dr. | Norman, OK 73072 phone 405.329.9101 | email pfoster@fgblaw.com

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with Terry W. Tippens of Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P.C., Oklahoma City, listed in Business Litigation for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of law? Our Senior Partner assigned several litigation cases to me in my first year of law practice. I tried cases including jury trials within my first five years and, having good success, was hooked on the challenge and excitement of

trials, especially jury trials. What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in your area of law? Assisting individuals and small businesses in literally saving them or their businesses from financial ruin, sometimes under extremely emotional situations. What has been the key to your success? Mostly hard work, detailed preparation, creativity in thinking “outside the box,” and a learned ability to communicate with jurors. What is one example of a case/ matter you are particularly

proud of? In a case where a bank lender had sold a repossessed bank to another banker and had purposely misrepresented the loan portfolio, I proved the fraud to a jury and saved the banker from a loss in foreclosure of his other banks which were cross pledged. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? Everything now moves at “warp” speed with the Internet and technology. E-discovery has been the single biggest change. What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years mean to you? It has been a tremendous honor to be

recognized by your peers for 30 years based upon your expertise, results and your professionalism. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? An assault on the jury trial system and a loss of true professionalism, courtesy and mutual respect among trial lawyers. What do you like best about your profession? I have clients who have been loyal to me now for over 40 years. Relationships with long-standing clients and other trial attorneys developed over my 42 years of law practice are very special to me.

with James M. Sturdivant of GableGotwals, Tulsa, listed in Business Litigation for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of the law? I was a tax lawyer until 1970 when a senior partner died suddenly. I was asked to substitute for him at a pre-trial conference. That led to me taking over the defense of the case, which lasted full time for about a year. I got a satisfactory result and never looked back. What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in your area of the law? I deal with

business matters that have gone awry. Dealing with complex facts in a contentious and adversarial environment is challenging, and when a conclusion is reached, you hope that it is one you and the client can comfortably live with and then get on with the rest of their lives. What is one example of a case/ matter you are particularly proud of? My first jury trial involved $984 in Oklahoma estate taxes against a widow who, along with her pharmacist husband, ran a drug store in Tulsa. The husband went to World War II for five years, during which time the wife closed the pharmacy but singlehandedly ran the soda fountain and sold all other non-pharmaceutical goods. After the war, he returned and reopened the pharmacy and she continued to run the front part of the store. When

the husband died in 1966, the wife, executor and sole heir, claimed that she and her husband owned the store 50-50. A tax auditor said a woman could not contribute any value and

“Dealing with complex facts in a contentious and adversarial environment is challenging, and when a conclusion is reached, you hope that it is one you and the client can comfortably live with and then get on with the rest of their lives.” included 100% of store value in husband’s estate. The widow paid the estate tax but filed for a refund, which was denied. She then sued in state

court. The jury awarded her 50%; the Tax Commission appealed; the appeals court affirmed and she got her money back. How has the legal industry in your field of law changed in the last 30 years? Exchanges of paper have been virtually eliminated in favor of electronic discovery. Computer assisted analysis of information has eliminated hours of toil by lawyers and paralegals. Breadth of discovery has expanded greatly. Overall, I have observed an improvement in civility among the trial bar. What is one piece of advice you would give to new attorneys? There is no such thing as over-preparation. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? We must find faster and less expensive means to solve most disputes.

with Timothy M. Larason of Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, listed in Tax Law for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of law? I was doing tax returns for oil and gas

operators raising drilling money from investors using tax benefits. I thought it would be more fun to go into law practice and work on the front end structuring these transactions. On more than one occasion I was able to structure an innovative transaction that was ultimately approved by the taxing authorities. Ten great years until the oil bust, then I learned new tricks. What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in

your area of law? Helping widows left with big tax problems by their deceased husbands. What has been the key to your success? In every case it has been reading the law and the court decisions very closely and deciding what position will ultimately be sustained. Of course I’ve lost some cases, mostly ones I know were high risk. One where I knew I was right, I appealed on a contingent fee so my client would not suffer. I still lost.

What is one example of a case/ matter you are particularly proud of? A widow called and said she needed tax help but would not be able to pay, at least not much. I asked her where she got my name. She said she went on the Net and searched for “best tax lawyer in Oklahoma City” and my name came up. How could I turn her down? Ultimately she was held to be an “innocent spouse” and free of the unreported income of her gambling deceased husband.

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aul Foster often says with a grin that he decided against tax law as a specialty because the laws and regulations change so often—and the joke is definitely on him. With bank legal and regulatory work as his emphasis and championing the cause of Oklahoma’s community banks as his passion, it is with great interest that he stays on the cutting edge in these fields. Paul Foster Law Offices, P.C., located in Norman, Oklahoma, represents a steady stream of Oklahoma community banks requiring regulatory guidance, or seeking to establish or sell branches, merge with or acquire other banks, or establish a new bank charter. With nearly three decades of experience including work as a private attorney and as a regulator, Paul has seen these transactions from all sides, benefitting his effectiveness for the client. Beginning in 1989, Paul served in the Oklahoma State Banking Department as its general counsel until 1999. This was, as it turned out, a very historic time in the history of banking in both the U.S. and in Oklahoma. The state transitioned from the unit banking model to a less restrictive branching system, and Paul was there to assist in drafting the revised banking code (Title 6). During this time period he was also very involved in community bank causes nationally, as well as assisting in the drafting of

the Oklahoma comments for UCC Revised Article 9 and the Uniform Trust Act for various states. Crediting the state’s Bank Commissioner, Mick Thompson, for making him a better lawyer, Paul says, “Mick makes everyone around him better.” In 1999, Paul Foster Law Offices was created with his wife and law partner, Carrie L. Foster, and together they put action to Paul’s vision for Oklahoma’s community banks. During the period of 19992007, banks experienced a boom, and found Paul’s depth of knowledge in the regulatory field very beneficial. The firm worked on new bank charters, mergers, buy/sell agreements, bank capital issues, and, of course, representing banks in regulatory matters. During this time, Paul had the opportunity and privilege to work with the “dean” of

THE COMMUNITY BANK IS A KEY PART OF THE FOUNDATION OF OUR NATION’S ECONOMIC SYSTEM. Oklahoma bank law, Marion Bauman, until Marion’s recent retirement. “Marion is a gentleman’s gentleman, and vastly knowledgeable in our field,” Paul observes. Paul also joined the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma as its general counsel in 1999 to date, receiving its prestigious Chairman’s Award in 2012. This continued association

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work has enabled Paul to share his knowledge and engage in projects that benefit all Oklahoma banks. Likewise, the attorneys of PFLO participate in the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section, for which Paul has served as Chair and Program Coordinator. Paul is also a member of the Business and Corporate Law Section of the Bar. It is no surprise that Paul is a frequent speaker on banking law/regulatory subjects. In 2008, the environment of the entire world-wide banking system was altered, and no less dramatic was the change for community banks. Paul’s calling as a champion of the community bank has come to the fore in these challenging

times. He has assisted troubled banks since 2008, harkening back to his early experience in complex commercial litigation during the aftermath of the Penn Square period of bank failures. His great joy is to work with banks in good times and bad, offering his experience to assist with regulatory issues and structuring and shepherding bank transactions. Paul continues to innovate, strategizing with bankers for ways to thrive in the difficult regulatory climate. “The community bank is a key part of the foundation of our nation’s economic system, and there is no higher privilege than to support, strengthen, and protect these important institutions and the people who own and operate them.” www.bestlawyers.com | 9


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has named individuals as “Lawyers of the Year” in Oklahoma, based on their particularly high level of peer recognition.

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW James C. T. Hardwick David K. Petty NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW Jennifer H. Callahan OIL & GAS LAW John R. Reeves W. Bland Williamson, Jr. PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION Murray E. Abowitz Michael P. Atkinson Mark E. Bialick M. David Riggs PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION Dennis C. Cameron Anton J. Rupert PUBLIC FINANCE LAW Gary M. Bush REAL ESTATE LAW B. Kenneth Cox, Jr. Kiran A. Phansalkar Robert Winter SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW C. Bretton Crane Robert A. Curry Charles E. Geister III James W. Larimore James M. Sturdivant SECURITIES REGULATION Robert A. Curry TAX LAW Kenneth L. Hunt Timothy M. Larason Steven T. Ledgerwood TRUSTS & ESTATES James C. Bass Mark W. Curnette Jeffrey D. Hassell Cynda C. Ottaway VENTURE CAPITAL LAW Tom Blalock WATER LAW C. Miles Tolbert WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Jacque Brawner Dean

GRAYDON DEAN LUTHEY, JR. GAMING L AW TULSA As general counsel to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, GableGotwals shareholder Dean Luthey balances the unique needs of sovereign nations against a complex host of state and federal laws that regulate the industry in which they operate. It’s a push and pull that Luthey has learned to navigate on behalf of the association which includes 30 or so gaming tribes in the state—and the issues can be as complex as they are fascinating. “The purpose of gaming is to generate revenue to be self-sufficient and to move the ball forward on self-determination,” says Luthey, a veteran litigator and accomplished business lawyer who first entered the gaming practice in the late 90s. “It’s extremely important to the tribes.” Which means that Luthey takes his responsibility—whether he’s helping sort out jurisdictional issues, conflicts between tribes and gaming vendors, or negotiating interactions with the federal government—very seriously. The key? “You have to develop a sensitivity to sovereign relationships,” he says. “That and the fact that all of this occurs under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which attempts to define the parameters of those relationships.” If it sounds complicated, that’s because it can be. But Luthey, who describes himself as a trial and appellate lawyer, is nothing if not up to the challenge: He once argued a tax case in front of the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. “I’ve always been interested in public policy, and being a lawyer is one way that you can have an impact on that policy without being part of the government,” he says. “To me it’s the best of both worlds.” www.bestlawyers.com | 11


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OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY Scott Meacham, C. Miles Tolbert DERRYBERRY & NAIFEH Larry Derryberry FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Robert G. McCampbell GABLEGOTWALS W.A. Drew Edmondson 405.235.5500 | page 6 LEE SLATER Lee Slater PHILLIPS MURRAH Marc Edwards, Andrew S. Mildren, William S. Price, Jim Roth RIGGS, ABNEY, NEAL, TURPEN, ORBISON & LEWIS Michael C. Turpen HEALTH CARE LAW

OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY Kevin D. Gordon, Cori H. OKLAHOMA CITY Loomis, Brooke S. Murphy, Karen S. Rieger CROWE & DUNLEVY Judy Hamilton Morse FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & MCAFEE & TAFT Michael E. Joseph, Elizabeth TIPPENS Robert G. McCampbell D. Tyrrell MCAFEE & TAFT TAYLOR & STRUBHAR S. Gregory Frogge, Michael Todd P. Taylor E. Joseph, Michael F. TULSA Lauderdale, Richard CROWE & DUNLEVY Mullins, J. Michael Nordin, Michael J. Gibbens James C. Prince, Patricia A. Rogers, Elizabeth D. Tyrrell, SLICKER LAW FIRM Jennifer Wheeler Frederick K. Slicker 918.496.9020 | page 15 SCOGGINS & CROSS Linda G. Scoggins GAMING LAW TULSA OKLAHOMA CITY BARROW & GRIMM Robert B. Sartin CROWE & DUNLEVY Jimmy K. Goodman, Michael CONNER & WINTERS S. Laird Gary L. Betow, Elise Dunitz Brennan, Teresa Meinders DOERNER, SAUNDERS, Burkett DANIEL & ANDERSON David McCullough DOERNER, SAUNDERS, DANIEL & ANDERSON KENNIS M. BELLMARD, II David J. Hyman Kennis Bellmard TULSA GABLEGOTWALS David B. McKinney CROWE & DUNLEVY 918.595.4800 | page 6 Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Jr., D. Michael McBride III GLASSWILKIN Robert S. Glass GABLEGOTWALS Graydon Dean Luthey, Jr. MCAFEE & TAFT 918.595.4800 | page 6 Barry L. Smith ROSENSTEIN, FIST & GEOFFREY M. RINGOLD STANDINGBEAR A. F. Ringold Bartlesville, OK Geoffrey M. StandingBear 918.336.5900 | page 15 FRANCHISE LAW

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OKLAHOMA CITY FARZANEH LAW FIRM Amir M. Farzaneh STUMP & ASSOCIATES Kelli Stump, T. Douglas Stump WINNINGHAM, STEIN & BASEY Rance G. Stein, E. Vance Winningham, Jr. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY David M. Sullivan HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Phillip L. Free, Jr. INSURANCE LAW

RHODES HIERONYMUS Ann E. Allison, Andrew Downing RICHARDS & CONNOR Phil R. Richards SMILING & MILLER A. Mark Smiling INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW C Copyright; IP Intellectual Property; P Patent; T Trademark; * Litigation

OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY David M. Sullivan (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Mack J. Morgan III (IP*), Anton J. Rupert (IP*) DUNLAP CODDING Nicholas D. Rouse (P, T) HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Julianna Deligans (C, T), Randall K. McCarthy (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Bill D. McCarthy (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Phillip L. Free, Jr. (IP*, P, P*, T) MCAFEE & TAFT Clifford C. Dougherty III (C, IP*, P, P*, T), E. Harrison Gilbert III (C, P, T), Michael J. LaBrie (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Anthony L. Rahhal (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Robert W. Dace (IP*), John A. Kenney (IP*, P*), Ryan N. Cross (P) SEAN O’CONNELL Sean O’Connell (C, P, P*, T) TULSA BROWN PATENT LAW Dennis D. Brown (C, IP*, P, P*, T) CROWE & DUNLEVY Margaret Millikin (P) DOERNER, SAUNDERS, DANIEL & ANDERSON Robert E. Spoo (C, IP*) FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Todd A. Nelson (C, P*), Terry L. Watt (C, IP*, P, T), Roy C. Breedlove (IP*, P*) GABLEGOTWALS Craig A. Fitzgerald (IP*), Paul H. Johnson (P) 918.595.4800 | page 6 MCAFEE & TAFT Rachel Blue (C, IP*, T)

OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY Arlen E. Fielden, Richard C. Ford, Jimmy K. Goodman, Kevin D. Gordon, Brooke S. Murphy, Timila S. Rother DURBIN, LARIMORE & BIALICK Gerald E. Durbin II GABLEGOTWALS Jeffrey A. Curran 405.235.5500 | page 6 HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE Charles E. Geister III HOLLADAY & CHILTON Gary S. Chilton KERR, IRVINE, RHODES & ABLES J. Angela Ables LYTLE, SOULÉ & CURLEE Shawn E. Arnold NELSON ROSELIUS TERRY & MORTON Robert W. Nelson TULSA ATKINSON, HASKINS, NELLIS, BRITTINGHAM, GLADD & FIASCO Galen L. Brittingham CONNER & WINTERS James E. Green, Jr. GABLEGOTWALS Timothy A. Carney, David E. Keglovits 918.595.4800 | page 6 INTERNATIONAL TRADE HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, & FINANCE LAW GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON OKLAHOMA CITY Mark K. Blongewicz MCAFEE & TAFT MCAFEE & TAFT Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr. William S. Leach

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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW EI Employment Law – Individuals; EM Employment Law – Management; LE Labor and Employment; LM Labor Law – Management; LU Labor Law – Union; * Litigation

OKLAHOMA CITY ANDREWS DAVIS L. David Pomeroy (LE*), Anne Zachritz (LE*) CHEEK & FALCONE Robert Norman (LE*) CONNER & WINTERS Victor F. Albert (LE*) CORBYN HAMPTON Amy J. Pierce (LE*) CROWE & DUNLEVY Gayle L. Barrett (EM, LE*, LM), H. Leonard Court (EM, LE*, LM), Courtney K. Warmington (LE*, LM), Arlen E. Fielden (LE*) EDDY LAW FIRM Rand C. Eddy (EI) FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Kevin R. Donelson (EI, EM, LM), Bryan King (LE*) FULLER TUBB BICKFORD & KRAHL Jeremy Tubb (EM, LE*) GABLEGOTWALS Leslie L. Lynch (LE*) 405.235.5500 | page 6 HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Elaine Turner (EM, LE*) HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE Charles E. Geister III (LE*), Ryan S. Wilson (LE*) MCAFEE & TAFT Timothy J. Bomhoff (EM, LE*, LM), Sam R. Fulkerson (EM, LE*, LM), Michael F. Lauderdale (EM, LE*, LM), Tony G. Puckett (EM, LE*, LM), Natalie K. Ramsey (EM), Paul A. Ross (EM, LE*, LM), Peter T. Van Dyke (EM, LE*, LM), Nathan L. Whatley (EM, LE*, LM), Elizabeth Scott Wood (EM, LE*, LM), Bradley K. Donnell (LE*) MCCAFFREY & ASSOCIATES George J. McCaffrey (EI) MOORE & ASSOCIATES James R. Moore (EI) RUBENSTEIN & PITTS Jim T. Priest (EI) RYAN WHALEY COLDIRON SHANDY Phillip G. Whaley (LE*) TAYLOR & STRUBHAR Todd P. Taylor (LE*)

TULSA BULLOCK BULLOCK & BLAKEMORE Louis W. Bullock (EI) CONNER & WINTERS David R. Cordell (EM, LM), Melinda Kirk (EM), J. Ronald Petrikin (EM, LM), Nancy Vaughn (EM) CROWE & DUNLEVY Randall J. Snapp (EM, LE*), Madalene A. B. Witterholt (EM, LE*) DOERNER, SAUNDERS, DANIEL & ANDERSON Kristen L. Brightmire (EM, LE*), Courtney Bru (EM), Jon E. Brightmire (LE*) GABLEGOTWALS Timothy A. Carney (EM, LE*), Oliver S. Howard (EM, LE*) 918.595.4800 | page 6 HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON J. Patrick Cremin (EI, EM, LE*, LM, LU), Steven A. Broussard (EM, LE*, LM), Angelyn L. Dale (EM, LE*), Michael J. Lissau (EM), Frank Wolfe III (LM) MCAFEE & TAFT Kathy R. Neal (EM, LE*, LM), Charles S. Plumb (EM, LE*, LM), Sharolyn WhitingRaston (EM) NEWTON, O’CONNOR, TURNER & KETCHUM Keith A. Wilkes (EI), W. Kirk Turner (EM, LE*, LM) 918.587.0101 | page 8 NORMAN WOHLGEMUTH CHANDLER & JETER Reuben Davis (LE*) PRAY WALKER Kevin P. Doyle (EM, LE*, LM) 918.581.5500 | page 16 RHODES HIERONYMUS Larry Henry (EI, EM, LE*) RIGGS, ABNEY, NEAL, TURPEN, ORBISON & LEWIS Donald M. Bingham (EI) ROSENSTEIN, FIST & RINGOLD Karen L. Long (EM, LE*) STEVEN A. NOVICK Steven A. Novick (LE*) STRECKER & ASSOCIATES David E. Strecker (EM, LM) TITUS HILLIS REYNOLDS LOVE DICKMAN & MCCALMON R. Thomas Hillis (EM), Mary L. Lohrke (EM, LE*), Kimberly Lambert Love (EM, LM)


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COMMERCIAL LAW GROUP Tom Blalock, C. Ray Lees, Shannon Self CROWE & DUNLEVY James W. Larimore, Karen S. Rieger, Roger A. Stong FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Jay Walters*, Michael R. Ford HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE Armand Paliotta, John D. Robertson MCAFEE & TAFT T. Michael Blake, W. Chris Coleman, Gary F. Fuller, Robert L. Garbrecht, Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr., Frank D. Hill, J. Michael Nordin, N. Martin Stringer TULSA CONNER & WINTERS Gary L. Betow, R. Kevin Redwine CROWE & DUNLEVY Michael J. Gibbens*, Terry M. Thomas* FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Lon Foster III GABLEGOTWALS Oliver S. Howard* 918.595.4800 | page 6 HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Michael D. Cooke, Stephen W. Ray JOHNSON & JONES Randy R. Shorb MCAFEE & TAFT Mark H. Allen PRAY WALKER Terry R. Doverspike 918.581.5500 | page 16 SLICKER LAW FIRM Frederick K. Slicker 918.496.9020 | page 15 MINING LAW

TULSA MCAFEE & TAFT Robert J. Joyce MORTGAGE BANKING FORECLOSURE LAW

OKLAHOMA CITY BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES Donald J. Timberlake

CROWE & DUNLEVY Joel W. Harmon, William H. Hoch III, Judy Hamilton Morse, Henry P. Rheinberger, John M. Thompson

FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Harry H. Selph II HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE David E. Pepper MUNICIPAL LAW MCAFEE & TAFT * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area Terry R. Barrett, Mark D. Christiansen, Philip D. Hart, OKLAHOMA CITY C. David Stinson CROWE & DUNLEVY Andrew M. Coats*, Earl A. MOCK, SCHWABE, WALDO, ELDER, REEVES & BRYANT Skarky John R. Reeves FLOYD LAW FIRM MORICOLI & SCHOVANEC Glenn Floyd John C. Moricoli, Jr. ROBERT PENDARVIS PHILLIPS MURRAH Robert L. Pendarvis Michael R. Perri, Jim Roth TULSA TULSA HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON FELLERS, SNIDER, Michael T. Keester*, James BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS C. Milton* Curtis M. Long NATIVE AMERICAN LAW GABLEGOTWALS OKLAHOMA CITY Lloyd W. Landreth, Joseph CROWE & DUNLEVY W. Morris, Richard B. Jimmy K. Goodman Noulles 918.595.4800 | page 6 DOERNER, SAUNDERS, DANIEL & ANDERSON HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, David McCullough GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON FELLERS, SNIDER, James C. T. Hardwick BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & PRAY WALKER TIPPENS Donald S. Smith, W. Bland Jay Walters Williamson, Jr. KENNIS M. BELLMARD, II 918.581.5500 | page 16 Kennis Bellmard NON-PROFIT / MCCORMICK & BRYAN CHARITIES LAW Jennifer H. McBee OKLAHOMA CITY TULSA CROWE & DUNLEVY CONNER & WINTERS Cynthia L. Andrews, Terry Stephen Ward Hanna, Matthew Hickey, CROWE & DUNLEVY Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Jr., D. James H. Holloman, Jr., Cynda C. Ottaway, Karen Michael McBride III S. Rieger GABLEGOTWALS FELLERS, SNIDER, Graydon Dean Luthey, Jr. BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & 918.595.4800 | page 6 TIPPENS Kelli M. Masters GEOFFREY M. HARTZOG CONGER CASON & STANDINGBEAR NEVILLE Bartlesville, OK Steven C. Davis, Amy J. Geoffrey M. StandingBear Sine, Jon H. Trudgeon 918.336.5900 | page 15 MCAFEE & TAFT HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Jennifer H. Callahan, Timothy S. Posey, Margaret Michael E. Joseph, Susan B. Shields, Elizabeth D. Tyrrell Swimmer MOCK, SCHWABE, WALDO, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW ELDER, REEVES & BRYANT Randall D. Mock OKLAHOMA CITY TULSA CROWE & DUNLEVY Gary W. Davis, John J. CONNER & WINTERS Griffin, Jr., L. Mark Walker Katherine G. Coyle DAVID K. PETTY LAW OFFICE David K. Petty

OIL & GAS LAW

OKLAHOMA CITY BALL & MORSE David Morse BASS LAW A. Gabriel Bass CROWE & DUNLEVY Gary W. Davis, John J. Griffin, Jr., L. Mark Walker ELIAS, BOOKS, BROWN & NELSON Richard Books FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Harry H. Selph II GABLEGOTWALS Steven L. Barghols, Dale E. Cottingham, David Hunt II, Eric R. King, Rob F. Robertson, Amy Stipe 405.235.5500 | page 6 GRIMES ANDERSON & DAY Richard A. Grimes HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON J. Fred Gist HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE David A. Elder, David E. Pepper MCAFEE & TAFT Terry R. Barrett, Timothy J. Bomhoff, Gary W. Catron, Mark D. Christiansen, Robert W. Dace, Philip D. Hart, C. David Stinson MOCK, SCHWABE, WALDO, ELDER, REEVES & BRYANT John R. Reeves MORICOLI & SCHOVANEC John C. Moricoli, Jr. PHILLIPS MURRAH Michael R. Perri TISDAL & O’HARA James M. Tisdal TULSA ALBRIGHT, RUSHER & HARDCASTLE Kenneth F. Albright CONNER & WINTERS R. Kevin Redwine GABLEGOTWALS Dennis C. Cameron, Oliver S. Howard, Richard B. Noulles 918.595.4800 | page 6 HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Pamela Anderson, James C. T. Hardwick, James D. Satrom, Tom Schroedter MCNAMARA, INBODY & PARRISH Brian T. Inbody

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WHITTEN BURRAGE Reggie N. Whitten (P) WIGGINS SEWELL & OGLETREE John E. Wiggins (D) PERSONAL INJURY ZELBST, HOLMES & BUTLER LITIGATION John P. Zelbst (P) D Personal Injury – Defendants; P Personal Injury – Plaintiffs TULSA OKLAHOMA CITY ATKINSON, HASKINS, NELLIS, ABEL LAW FIRM BRITTINGHAM, GLADD & Ed Abel (P) FIASCO Michael P. Atkinson (D), ABOWITZ, TIMBERLAKE, Walter D. Haskins (D, P) DAHNKE & GISINGER Murray E. Abowitz (D) BEST & SHARP Timothy G. Best (D), Amy E. BERRY LAW FIRM Kempfert (D) Howard K. Berry III (P) BREWSTER & DE ANGELIS CLARK & MITCHELL Clark O. Brewster (D) Steven E. Clark (P) DAVID K. PETTY LAW OFFICE COVINGTON & POE James E. Poe (D) David K. Petty (D, P) DISPUTE RESOLUTION DURBIN, LARIMORE & CONSULTANTS BIALICK John A. Gladd, Sr. (D, P), Mark E. Bialick (D, P), Earl D. Mills (D) Gerald E. Durbin II (D, P), Timothy L. Martin (D) DOERNER, SAUNDERS, DANIEL & ANDERSON FELLERS, SNIDER, G. Michael Lewis (D) BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS E. TERRILL CORLEY AND Stephen R. Stephens (D) ASSOCIATES E. Terrill Corley (P) FULKERSON & FULKERSON Shawn Fulkerson (D) FRANDEN, WOODARD, FARRIS, QUILLIN & GARVIN A. ISAACS GOODNIGHT Garvin A. Isaacs (D) John R. Woodard III (D) HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON FRASIER, FRASIER & HICKMAN Robert D. Looney, Jr. (D) HALLEY, TALBOT & SMITHTON James E. Frasier (P) LAW FIRM GABLEGOTWALS Duke Halley (D, P) Oliver S. Howard (D) HOLLADAY & CHILTON 918.595.4800 | page 6 Gary S. Chilton (D) GIBBON, BARRON & BARRON LYTLE, SOULÉ & CURLEE Richard D. Gibbon (D) Shawn E. Arnold (D) MCAFEE & TAFT NELSON ROSELIUS TERRY & William S. Leach (D) MORTON RHODES HIERONYMUS Robert W. Nelson (D, P) John H. Tucker (D) NORMAN & EDEM RICHARDS & CONNOR John W. Norman (P) James W. Connor Jr. (D), PHILLIPS MURRAH Phil R. Richards (D) G. Calvin Sharpe (D) RICHARDSON RICHARDSON PIERCE COUCH BOUDREAUX KEESLING HENDRICKSON BAYSINGER Gary L. Richardson (P) & GREEN RIGGS, ABNEY, NEAL, Gerald P. Green (D) TURPEN, ORBISON & LEWIS ROBERT C. MARGO M. David Riggs (P) Robert C. Margo (D) RODOLF & TODD THE TAWWATER LAW FIRM Stephen J. Rodolf (D) Larry A. Tawwater (D, P) SECREST HILL BUTLER & THE WEST LAW FIRM SECREST Terry W. West (P) James Secrest II (D) TOMLINSON, RUST, SHERWOOD, MCCORMICK & MCKINSTRY & GRABLE ROBERT Kenneth N. McKinney (D) John F. McCormick, Jr. (D, WARD & GLASS P), Ted C. Sherwood (P) Stanley M. Ward (P) SMILING & MILLER A. Mark Smiling (D)

STEIDLEY & NEAL PROJECT FINANCE LAW Charles D. Neal, Jr. (D, P) OKLAHOMA CITY THE LAW FIRM OF TAYLOR, MCAFEE & TAFT BURRAGE, FOSTER, MALLETT, DOWNS, RAMSEY Michael E. Joseph THE PUBLIC FINANCE LAW & RUSSEL GROUP Sean Burrage (D) Allan A. Brooks III THE ROBINSON LAW FIRM Eugene Robinson (D) PUBLIC FINANCE LAW PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION

OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY Earl A. Skarky KUTAK ROCK OKLAHOMA CITY Mark F. Selvidge BEELER, WALSH & WALSH Michael Allen Walsh (D, P) PHILLIPS MURRAH Terry L. Hawkins CROWE & DUNLEVY THE PUBLIC FINANCE LAW Andrew M. Coats (D, P), GROUP Richard C. Ford (D), Jimmy K. Goodman (D), Anton J. Allan A. Brooks III, Gary Rupert (D), Harry A. Woods, M. Bush Jr. (D) TULSA HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, JOHNSON & JONES GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Randy R. Shorb Christian Huckaby (D), REAL ESTATE LAW Robert D. Looney, Jr. (D) * Litigation Only MCAFEE & TAFT ** Litigation & Practice area Timothy J. Bomhoff (D), OKLAHOMA CITY John A. Kenney (D), Reid E. ANDREWS DAVIS Robison (D) J. Edward Barth** PHILLIPS MURRAH COMMERCIAL LAW GROUP Lyndon W. Whitmire (D), Joe C. Lewallen Thomas G. Wolfe (D), Raymond E. Zschiesche (D) CONNER & WINTERS Kiran A. Phansalkar**, John ROBERT C. MARGO W. Funk Robert C. Margo (D) CROWE & DUNLEVY THE TAWWATER LAW FIRM Andrew M. Coats*, Jimmy Larry A. Tawwater (P) K. Goodman*, John M. TULSA Thompson*, Zachary W. FRANDEN, WOODARD, Allen, Jennifer L. Berry, FARRIS, QUILLIN & Robert M. Johnson, Michael GOODNIGHT S. Laird, Gary C. Rawlinson, John R. Woodard III (D) Henry P. Rheinberger FELLERS, SNIDER, GABLEGOTWALS BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & Dennis C. Cameron (D), TIPPENS Oliver S. Howard (D, P) Jap W. Blankenship, Charles 918.595.4800 | page 6 C. Callaway, Jr. MCAFEE & TAFT Mary Quinn Cooper (D), GABLEGOTWALS William S. Leach (D), Tom Rob F. Robertson* Steichen (D) 405.235.5500 | page 6 NORMAN WOHLGEMUTH GUNGOLL, JACKSON, CHANDLER & JETER COLLINS, BOX & DEVOLL Reuben Davis (D) Bradley Gungoll* RICHARDS & CONNOR HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, James W. Connor Jr. (D) GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Daniel J. Glover PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW HARTZOG CONGER CASON & D Professional Malpractice – NEVILLE Defendants; Joseph P. Hogsett**, P Professional Malpractice – Plaintiffs William A. Johnson*, James Kallstrom TULSA FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Roy C. Breedlove (D) D Product Liability – Defendants; P Product Liability – Plaintiffs

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MCAFEE & TAFT Joseph H. Bocock*, Bradley K. Donnell*, Robert H. Gilliland, Jr.*, Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr.**, Jeff L. Todd*, Robert L. Garbrecht, Frank D. Hill, Myrna Schack Latham, J. Michael Nordin, Richard A. Riggs, John E. Sargent, Jr. MOCK, SCHWABE, WALDO, ELDER, REEVES & BRYANT James C. Elder MULINIX OGDEN HALL & LUDLAM Russell L. Mulinix* PHILLIPS MURRAH John D. Hastie**, Fred A. Leibrock*, Melvin R. McVay, Jr.*, Robert N. Sheets*, Sally A. Hasenfratz, Cindy H. Murray SPRADLING, KENNEDY & MCPHAIL Mark R. McPhail*, T. Scott Spradling**, David D. Kennedy WARD & GLASS Stanley M. Ward* TULSA ALBRIGHT, RUSHER & HARDCASTLE Heath E. Hardcastle* CONNER & WINTERS Gary L. Betow, Gentra Abby Sorem CROWE & DUNLEVY Victor E. Morgan*, Christopher B. Woods*, Gary R. McSpadden, Malcolm E. Rosser IV DOERNER, SAUNDERS, DANIEL & ANDERSON Kevin C. Coutant GABLEGOTWALS Jeffrey D. Hassell*, Stephen A. Schuller** 918.595.4800 | page 6 HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON B. Kenneth Cox, Jr., Robert F. Dougherty JONES GOTCHER Thomas Vogt*, William B. Jones MCAFEE & TAFT Gerald L. Hilsher* MOYERS, MARTIN, SANTEE & IMEL Steve Stecher** PRAY WALKER Robert Winter*, William L. Eagleton IV 918.581.5500 | page 16

ROSENSTEIN, FIST & RINGOLD Eric P. Nelson, Coleman L. Robison SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

OKLAHOMA CITY CONNER & WINTERS Irwin H. Steinhorn CROWE & DUNLEVY Bruce Day*, Harry A. Woods, Jr.*, James W. Larimore, Roger A. Stong FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Jay Walters*, Michael R. Ford, Terry W. Tippens HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE Charles E. Geister III*, Drew Neville, Jr.*, Ryan S. Wilson*, Armand Paliotta, John D. Robertson MCAFEE & TAFT Joseph H. Bocock*, Timothy J. Bomhoff*, Robert H. Gilliland, Jr.*, John N. Hermes*, Michael McClintock*, James C. McMillin*, Richard Mullins*, Reid E. Robison*, W. Chris Coleman, Cheryl Vinall Denney PHILLIPS MURRAH Douglas A. Branch RYAN WHALEY COLDIRON SHANDY Patrick M. Ryan*, Daniel G. Webber, Jr.*, Phillip G. Whaley* TULSA CONNER & WINTERS C. Raymond Patton, Jr.**, Robert A. Curry, Robert J. Melgaard, Lynnwood R. Moore, Jr. CROWE & DUNLEVY Michael J. Gibbens*, James L. Kincaid* FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Lon Foster III GABLEGOTWALS Oliver S. Howard*, James M. Sturdivant** 918.595.4800 | page 6 HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON P. David Newsome, Jr.**, James M. Reed*, Del Gustafson, Stephen W. Ray JOHNSON & JONES Kenneth E. Dornblaser


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James R. Gotwals FAMILY LAW / FAMILY LAW MEDIATION

MCAFEE & TAFT Richard P. Hix* PRAY WALKER C. Bretton Crane 918.581.5500 | page 16

MCAFEE & TAFT Steven P. Cole**, Richard D. Craig**, Dee A. Replogle, Jr.**, Reid E. Robison*, Susan B. Shields**, T. Michael Blake, Stephanie Chapman, Gary F. Fuller, SECURITIES REGULATION Spencer W. Haines, Keith * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area E. Peters OKLAHOMA CITY MOCK, SCHWABE, WALDO, ELDER, REEVES & BRYANT CROWE & DUNLEVY Randall D. Mock James W. Larimore, Roger A. Stong PHILLIPS MURRAH Elizabeth K. Brown**, FELLERS, SNIDER, Robert O. O’Bannon**, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & Dawn M. Rahme** TIPPENS Robert G. McCampbell* STEVEN LEDGERWOOD Steven T. Ledgerwood** GABLEGOTWALS TULSA Eric R. King* 405.235.5500 | page 6 ALBRIGHT, RUSHER & HARDCASTLE MCAFEE & TAFT Kenneth F. Albright W. Chris Coleman BARROW & GRIMM RYAN WHALEY COLDIRON William E. Farrior** SHANDY CONNER & WINTERS Daniel G. Webber, Jr.* Douglas M. Rather, Henry TULSA G. Will CONNER & WINTERS DOERNER, SAUNDERS, Robert A. Curry, Robert DANIEL & ANDERSON J. Melgaard, C. Raymond Varley H. Taylor, Jr. Patton, Jr. GABLEGOTWALS FELLERS, SNIDER, Sheppard F. Miers, Jr.** BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & 918.595.4800 | page 6 TIPPENS Curtis M. Long*, Lon HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, Foster III GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, Kenneth L. Hunt**, Andrew GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON M. Wolov Del Gustafson, P. David JOHNSON & JONES Newsome, Jr., Stephen Randy R. Shorb W. Ray TECHNOLOGY LAW JOHNSON & JONES Kenneth E. Dornblaser OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY SECURITIZATION & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW David M. Sullivan DUNLAP CODDING OKLAHOMA CITY Douglas J. Sorocco ANDERSON, MCCOY & ORTA HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, J. Michael McCoy GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON TAX LAW Phillip L. Free, Jr., Sarah E. * Litigation Only Hansel ** Litigation & Practice area

ELLIS & DRUMMOND Hal Wm. Ellis FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Mark K. Stonecipher* GUNGOLL, JACKSON, COLLINS, BOX & DEVOLL Richard L. McKnight HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON James C. Shaw** HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE Amy J. Sine**, Len Cason, Steven C. Davis, Leslie LaReau, Jon H. Trudgeon MARK H. PRICE Mark H. Price MCAFEE & TAFT Steven P. Cole**, Richard D. Craig**, Mark Malone*, Susan B. Shields**, T. Michael Blake, Stephanie Chapman, Gary F. Fuller, John N. Schaefer, Scott W. Sewell MCALISTER & MCALISTER Lloyd McAlister MOCK, SCHWABE, WALDO, ELDER, REEVES & BRYANT Randall D. Mock PHILLIPS MURRAH Elizabeth K. Brown** SUSAN P MORAN Susan Moran TULSA BARBER & BARTZ Curtis J. Shacklett BARROW & GRIMM Allen E. Barrow, Jr. CONNER & WINTERS John Ingraham, Henry G. Will CROWE & DUNLEVY James L. Kincaid* ERIN DONOVAN Erin Donovan GABLEGOTWALS Jeffrey D. Hassell* 918.595.4800 | page 6

ROSENSTEIN, FIST & RINGOLD Jerry Zimmerman VENTURE CAPITAL LAW

OKLAHOMA CITY ANDREWS DAVIS Matthew H. Griffith, D. Joe Rockett COMMERCIAL LAW GROUP Tom Blalock CROWE & DUNLEVY Roger A. Stong MCAFEE & TAFT T. Michael Blake, W. Chris Coleman PHILLIPS MURRAH Douglas A. Branch

Jim Gotwals has practiced civil litigation, family law, real estate, and probate for 38 years. He is AV®-rated by MartindaleHubbell. He and his firm are listed in The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™. Jim has been listed since 1993 in The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law and since 2011 for Family Law Mediation. He is a certified mediator. Jim is Best Lawyers’ 2013 Tulsa Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”. He is listed in Super Lawyers, and was also recognized by Tulsa People Magazine as a Top Rated Lawyer. Jim is very active in his state and county bars and is currently serving as president of the Tulsa County Bar Association.

James R. Gotwals & Associates

1130 Park Centre | 525 South Main Street | Tulsa, OK 74103 phone 918.599.7088 | fax 918.599.7153 email jim.gotwals@jrgotlaw.com

www.jrgotlaw.com

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OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY LeAnne Burnett, John J. Griffin, Jr., C. Miles Tolbert, L. Mark Walker FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS Thomas J. Enis GABLEGOTWALS Dale E. Cottingham 405.235.5500 | page 6 MCAFEE & TAFT Jeff L. Todd TULSA HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON James C. Milton WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW C Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants; E Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

OKLAHOMA CITY CROWE & DUNLEVY Arlen E. Fielden (E) FENTON, FENTON, SMITH, RENEAU & MOON John A. McCaleb (E) JACQUE BRAWNER DEAN LAW TRADE SECRETS LAW Jacque Brawner Dean (E) OKLAHOMA CITY GASSAWAY LAW FIRM OLDFIELD & GRAVES ANDREWS DAVIS OKLAHOMA CITY Rita J. Gassaway John S. Oldfield (E) Timothy M. Larason** CROWE & DUNLEVY HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, PHILLIPS MURRAH CONNER & WINTERS Drew T. Palmer GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON Michael D. Carter (E) Mark H. Bennett TRUSTS & ESTATES James C. Milton*, Michael TULSA CROWE & DUNLEVY L. Nemec, Andrew M. Wolov * Litigation Only James H. Holloman, Jr.**, ** Litigation & Practice area CROWE & DUNLEVY LOGAN & LOWRY Cynthia L. Andrews, Terry Madalene A. B. Witterholt OKLAHOMA CITY Mark W. Curnutte** Hanna, Matthew Hickey, (E) BASS LAW Cynda C. Ottaway FELLERS, SNIDER, James C. Bass**, John A. NEWTON, O’CONNOR, TURNER & KETCHUM FELLERS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & Bass** Daniel R. Ketchum II BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS BROWN & ASSOCIATES 918.587.0101 | page 8 TIPPENS R. Daniel Scroggins (E) G. L. Brown III William H. Whitehill, Jr.** JACK D. CREWS PRAY WALKER HARTZOG CONGER CASON & CROWE & DUNLEVY Jack D. Crews (C) Robert Winter* Stacey D. Spivey**, Allen D. NEVILLE 918.581.5500 | page 16 NICHOLS & CURTHOYS Len Cason, Steven C. Davis, Evans, James H. Holloman, Brian A. Curthoys (C, E) Jr., Cynda C. Ottaway, Julie Leslie LaReau D. Stanley

Frederick K. Slicker CORPORATE LAW / FRANCHISE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAW

Fred Slicker is a Tulsa business lawyer with 45 years of experience. He has been peer selected for many years as a Best Lawyer in America for (1) Mergers and Acquisitions, (2) Franchise Law and (3) General Corporate Law. He has resolved disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, securities and franchise fraud, unfair trade practices, and products liability among others. He received the Tulsa Bar 2010 Professionalism Award, the Tulsa Bar President’s Award in 2005, 2007, and 2009-2011, and the 2013 Golden Rule Award for superior ethical and professional conduct.

Slicker Law Firm, P.C.

4444 East 66th Street, Suite 201 | Tulsa, OK 74136 phone 918.496.9020 | fax 918.496.9024 email fred@slickerlawfirm.com

www.slickerlawfirm.com

Geoffrey M. StandingBear NATIVE AMERICAN LAW GAMING LAW His Native American practice has included representation of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Navajo Nation, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, Quapaw Tribe Gaming Commission, Gaming Operations Authority Board of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Pawnee Nation, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tax Commission, and several other tribes and native communities. As General Counsel for the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, StandingBear participated in the rapid growth of the Oklahoma Indian gaming business. StandingBear has served his own people of the Osage Nation as elected Assistant Chief from 1990 through 1994 and is currently an elected Member of the Osage Nation Congress in Pawhuska. In a landmark 1985 case StandingBear represented the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in successfully restoring tribal jurisdiction of Indian lands in Eastern Oklahoma. This pioneering federal case established the legality of Indian gaming in Oklahoma. He later brought another court case to Washington, D.C. for reestablishing the tribal court systems among the Five Civilized Tribes.

Geoffrey M. StandingBear

425 East 5th Street | Bartlesville, OK 74003 | phone 918.336.5900 110 East Sixth Street | Pawhuska, OK 74056 | phone 918.287.4700 email geoff@ndnlawyer.com

www.standingbearlaw.com

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