The Various Legal Services We Offer
Our Firm offers a variety of legal services and solutions for both individuals and businesses, listed in detail as follows:
We provide immediate support and representation in any catastrophic injury, including claims for wrongful death. Our Firm’s attorneys have represented individuals and families in a variety of catastrophic injury claims arising from serious bodily injuries or wrongful death resulting from semi-truck accidents, motor vehicle collisions, injuries sustained in elevators and on escalators, injuries resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning, injuries caused by defective products, and serious injuries and wrongful deaths arising from the careless acts of police powers.
We represent, counsel, and advocate for companies and individuals in Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry and hemp industry. We have the knowledge, experience, and relationships necessary to work with you to maximize your company’s abilities and can prepare you for the regulatory requirements of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) and your local municipality. Cultivators, extractors, laboratories, and dispensaries all have legal needs and requirements including incorporating or organizing your entity, negotiating and preparing lease agreements, option to purchase agreements, and purchase and sale agreements, preparing independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, financing agreements and loan documents, employment agreements, and vendor and merchant agreements. The laws and regulations in this industry are regularly changing, and compliance is key for all operators. We have experience assisting our cultivator and extractor clients prepare for and successfully completing OMMA inspections.
Health Care Law
We represent and counsel medical professionals and other health-care related service providers on matters such as organizational structuring, contract negotiations and preparations, and guidance and compliance details for value-based healthcare providers and designated health services. We can answer questions and provide specific guidance about the application of CMS regulations, the Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)), and the Physician Self-Referral Law, a.k.a. Stark Law (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn) to your organization’s structure and also provide counsel in addressing all communications and audits with the U.S. Office of Inspector General.
Wills, Trusts, Probate/Estate Litigation
Protecting assets that have taken a lifetime to accumulate, managing property that has been the family for generations, and making long-term provisions for beneficiaries affect people both personally and financially in profound ways. We understand and are here to help both those wishing to distribute their wealth and those who stand to inherit.
We advise individuals on conservation of assets, estate planning, and orderly transfer of property during or after life, tax implications of such planning, and litigation involving the aftermath. Our services involve wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, and other necessary documents; preparation of income, gift and estate tax returns, and assistance in both dependent and intendent administration of estates and guardianships.
Sometimes, despite best efforts to the contrary, disputes can arise out of inheritance that can threaten the fabric of families and the intent of the recently deceased. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in handling such disputes. We handle these disputes with the competency and force necessary to achieve our clients’ goals.
Corporate & Business Law
We have provided legal representation and counsel to business owners for many years as an outside general counsel, providing our clients with advice and strategy ranging from business beginnings, to operational issues, to issues with employees and vendors, all the way through transferring, selling, or closing down a business.
These services include, but are not limited to, organizing and incorporating entities, equity relations, human resources and employment/personnel issues and documents, contract negotiations, contractual relations, franchising matters, licensing matters, trademarks and servicemarks, insurance coverage and disputes, agency issues including audits and tax matters, internal investigations. and all other areas of practice found above and below that relate to a business owner.
We have experience representing many different types of businesses, including banks, call centers, medical doctors, web designers, construction firms and subcontractors, engineering firms, health care companies including health services, medical device manufacturers, and medical laboratories, environmental equipment distributors and manufacturers, disposal well companies, transportation companies, agricultural companies, restaurants, breweries, and other business in the service industry.
Contract Drafting and Disputes
In almost every aspect of life, you encounter contracts. At the heart of all good working relationships are contracts, from acquisitions to sales to everyday forms used internally at your business, we are able to listen to you, prepare, amend, or modify the proper contract for your situation, and we are then able to enforce the terms and conditions of that contract as may be necessary through litigation or other dispute resolutions opportunities.
Real Estate Transactions & Leasing
We represent commercial and residential land owners, property management companies, realtors, brokers, and title companies, addressing matters such as preparing contracts and lease agreements, resolving issues arising with contractors and tenants, working to negotiate and close conveyances, re-zoning properties, obtaining zoning variances, resolving title defects, easements (municipal, utility, cell tower, prescriptive, and private), and addressing restricted Indian lands. We work with owners, developers, real estate managers, brokers, realtors, and title companies, and have a swath of experience and knowledge ready to work for you.
Indian & Tribal Law
We work with clients in Indian Country to support their businesses with all of our corporate, real estate, construction, and operational knowledge by engaging in negotiations and preparing contracts with Tribal nations, counseling on employment right issues, working with Indian-owned businesses in every aspect, and providing counsel and representation for our clients with respect to various laws and legal systems of Tribes in Indian Country.
Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Litigation. Sometimes, things need to be resolved and court is your primary option. Civil litigation is a lawsuit between private parties typically not involving police, district attorneys, or criminal charges. We are experienced in and out of courtrooms and are ready to represent you. From our initial meeting, to filing a petition or complaint, answering a lawsuit, conducting discovery, going to trial, and collecting or appealing the judgment, our attorneys are able to successfully prosecute or defend your business or you in court as needed.
- Arbitration. In today’s world, arbitration is a regular process, and in many instances, it is contractually substituted for public court proceedings. Arbitration is a privately paid and legally approved method of resolving disputes in a binding manner without any details being revealed in the public record. It is regularly included in contracts between businesses and more so in contracts between businesses and consumers, and provides businesses the opportunity to tailor procedural rules before any dispute ever occurs (including the number of arbitrators, required time periods, amount of discovery to be conducted, amounts in controversy, etc.).
- Mediation. Mediation is a private dispute resolution tool, and in many disputes, mediation is a part of the process of a lawsuit prior to trial. Mediation allows a mediator, as a trained, neutral third party, to hear both sides of the dispute, and then help each side move forward to a resolution. Mediation usually occurs in either an office setting or a virtual setting, where the parties and their counsel are separated from one another in different rooms, while the mediator attempts to aid the parties to negotiate a comprised resolution of the lawsuit.