McAfee & Taft

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McAfee & Taft
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Headquarters Oklahoma City
No. of offices 2
No. of attorneys 180
Major practice areas Appellate; Aviation; Business, Corporate and Securities; Business Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy; Employee Benefits; Entertainment; Energy, Oil and Gas; Environmental; Healthcare; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Real Estate; and Tax and Family Wealth
Key people Richard Nix, Managing Director
Date founded 1952
Company type Professional Corporation
Website
www.mcafeetaft.com
McAfee & Taft Office in Leadership Square, Downtown Oklahoma City, 2008-05-04

McAfee & Taft is an Oklahoma-based law firm with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, serving clients locally, nationally and internationally. The firm's major areas of practice include: Appellate; Aviation; Business, Corporate and Securities; Banking and Finance; Business Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy; Employee Benefits; Entertainment; Energy, Oil and Gas; Environmental; Healthcare; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Real Estate; and Tax and Family Wealth.

Rankings & Achievements[edit]

  • Largest law firm in Oklahoma, as ranked in the 2013 Book of Lists published by The Journal Record.[1]
  • Corporate Counsel magazine named McAfee & Taft to its 2014 edition of Go-To Law Firms of the World's Leading Companies, a list is limited to those law firms that general counsel at the world's leading 500 companies rely upon routinely and for the most critical matters, with 16 Fortune 500 companies singling out McAfee & Taft as a "go-to" firm for legal work.
  • McAfee & Taft was named to the 2014 edition of "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America, receiving top-tier rankings in 46 practice areas.
  • McAfee & Taft was top-ranked in Oklahoma in the areas of corporate/commercial, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation and real estate law in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm’s Native American law practice was also highly ranked. [2]
  • 49 McAfee & Taft attorneys were listed as leading lawyers in their respective ranked areas in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business — the most of any law firm in Oklahoma.[2]
  • McAfee & Taft's litigation practice earned top marks in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys. Thirteen attorneys were singled out for recognition in this year's guide named as "local litigation stars" and "future stars."[3]
  • 96 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. [4]
  • 82 attorneys were named to the 2013 edition of Oklahoma Super Lawyers, with two attorneys named to the list of “Top 10 Oklahoma Lawyers,” seven attorneys named to the list of “Top 25 Female Oklahoma Lawyers” and nine attorneys named to the list of “Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers.”[5]
  • 23 attorneys were named "Oklahoma Rising Stars" in the 2013 edition of Oklahoma Super Lawyers.[5]

Areas of Practice[edit]

The primary practice groups provide in-depth services in nine major areas:

Key People[edit]

Board of Directors:

  • Richard D. Nix — Managing Director
  • T. Michael Blake
  • Jennifer H. Callahan
  • Robert L. Garbrecht
  • Stephen M. Hetrick
  • Michael E. Joseph
  • Michael F. Lauderdale

Practice Group Leaders:

  • Appellate — Philip D. Hart and Reid E. Robison
  • Aviation — Scott D. McCreary
  • Banking and Financial Institutions — Gregg B. Eichner
  • Business Law / Corporate and Securities — Robert L. Garbrecht and Stephen M. Hetrick
  • Business Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy — Ross Plourde
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation — Brandon P. Long
  • Energy and Oil & Gas — Mark D. Christiansen and C. David Stinson
  • Environmental Law — Robert J. Joyce
  • Healthcare Law — Michael E. Joseph and Elizabeth D. Tyrrell
  • Intellectual Property — Michael J. LaBrie
  • Labor and Employment — Michael F. Lauderdale and Paul A. Ross
  • Litigation — John A. Kenney
  • Real Estate — J. Michael Nordin
  • Tax and Family Wealth — Steven P. Cole

Industry Group Leaders:

  • Aerospace Industry — Charles Greenough
  • Agriculture and Equine Industry — Jennifer H. Callahan and Jeff L. Todd
  • Biotech Industry — Michael J. LaBrie
  • Energy and Oil & Gas Industry — Timothy J. Bomhoff and Mark D. Christiansen
  • Food Industry — W. Chris Coleman
  • Manufacturing and Logistics Industry — Vickie J. Buchanan
  • Native American Industry — Michael E. Joseph
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Industry — Richard A. Riggs
  • Sports Industry — Cheryl Vinall Denney

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Journal Record
  2. ^ a b Profile of McAfee & Taft, Chambersandpartners.com (accessed April 30, 2013)
  3. ^ Benchmarklitigation.com (accessed April 30, 2013)
  4. ^ McAfee & Taft Profile, Best Lawyers in America, 2012 edition. (accessed April 30, 2013)
  5. ^ a b McAfee & Taft, Superlawyers.com (accessed April 30, 2013)

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