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McAfee & Taft

Oklahoma City

  • Tenth Floor
  • Two Leadership Square
  • 211 North Robinson
  • Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma
  • USA
  • OK 73102-7103
  • Managing Partner: Richard D Nix
  • Number of partners: 97
  • Number of other lawyers: 83

Firm Overview:
McAfee & Taft has distinguished itself by being an industry leader in developing innovative legal solutions for business for more than 60 years and ranks as Oklahoma’s largest law firm. McAfee & Taft is also the sole Oklahoma member of TerraLex® and the Employers Counsel Network.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Located just miles from the FAA in Oklahoma City, McAfee & Taft has one of the largest and most experienced FAA aviation groups in the nation. Its attorneys represent local, national and international clients of all sizes on aviation matters, including the documentation of aircraft transactions, aircraft title and registration matters, aircraft title insurance, escrow closings, closing and post-recordation opinions, and the Cape Town Convention and International Registry.

McAfee & Taft has extensive experience serving the unique legal needs of commercial banks, thrifts and other providers of financial services. In addition to representing clients in a wide variety of banking and corporate transaction matters, the firm’s lawyers counsel clients on specific federal and state regulatory and compliance issues.

Business Transactions & Finance:
The firm has significant depth and expertise in representing clients in all aspects of business law, including complex business and commercial transactions, entity formation, agricultural law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business restructuring and workouts, contracts, franchising and licensing, Native American law and gaming, and secured transactions. The firm also advises clients on corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, public and private offerings of securities, tender offers, and other forms of financing.

Employee Benefits:
McAfee & Taft’s premier Employee Benefits Practice offers specialized legal solutions in all major areas, including legal compliance, qualified plan design and implementation, multi-employer plans, collectively bargained plans, welfare plans and flexible benefits, executive compensation, plan terminations and surplus assets, plan investments, funding and taxation, plan fiduciary counseling, ERISA litigation, and health care reform compliance.

Energy, Oil & Gas:
The firm’s Oil and Gas Practice involves the structuring and negotiation of purchase, sale, financing, capital infusion, AMI, farmout, lease, drilling, and similar transactions with respect to oil and gas properties and oil and gas businesses, including securities offerings for oil and gas drilling programs and funds. The firm also represents clients involved in industry litigation as well as renewable and sustainable energy projects.

Environmental Law:
The firm offers in-depth expertise in issues arising in environmental permitting, compliance, enforcement and litigation involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Solid Waste Disposal Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, OSHA, Oil Pollution Act, PATRIOT Act, and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

The firm represents physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities and institutions in joint ventures, facilities development, financing transactions, payer contracting, affiliations and network development, regulatory compliance, investigations, medical staff matters, legal proceedings, risk management, and legal liability protection.

Intellectual Property:
McAfee & Taft represents clients in transactions and disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, trade secrets, counterfeiting, rights of privacy, internet liability, unfair competition and false advertising claims, as well as entertainment law and multimedia rights. The firm’s transactional experience includes the registration, licensing, sale and acquisition of complex intellectual property rights.

Labor & Employment:
McAfee & Taft represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. Its practice includes drafting and negotiating labor agreements, resolving labor disputes through arbitration, defending unfair labor practice charges before regulatory agencies, designing and implementing preventive workplace practices, ensuring state and federal compliance, representing management before administrative agencies, and litigating employment claims in state and federal courts. The firm is actively involved in designing workplace arbitration agreements and arbitrating employment-related cases.

Litigation & Appellate:
Firm trial lawyers represent clients in all types of business and commercial disputes, including complex litigation and arbitration involving banking, bankruptcy, class actions, condemnation and landowner rights, construction, corporate investigations and white collar defense, federal crop insurance disputes, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, mass torts, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, products liability, professional liability, real estate, securities, and tax.

Real Estate:
The firm has significant experience handling a variety of real estate transactions, including sales, purchases, financing and leasing transactions, as well as representing borrowers in secured and unsecured credit arrangements. The firm also has developed a particular expertise in structuring transactions to take advantage of various tax credits and government incentives.

Tax & Family Wealth:
The firm has long been a leader in providing sophisticated tax advice to individuals, tax-exempt organizations and the business community. It provides assistance in connection with all forms of estate and tax planning, including commercial and private transactions, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas operations, real estate transactions, like-kind exchanges, business succession planning, deferred compensation arrangements, gift and estate planning, foreign transactions and state and local tax issues.


  • Tenth Floor,
  • Two Leadership Square,
  • 211 North Robinson,
  • Oklahoma City,
  • Oklahoma
  • USA
  • OK 73102-7103
  • Tel +1 405 235 9621
  • Fax +1 405 235 0439
  • Email : info@mcafeetaft.com
  • Website : www.mcafeetaft.com
  • 1717 S. Boulder,
  • Suite 900,
  • Tulsa,
  • Oklahoma
  • USA
  • OK 74119
  • Tel +1 918 587 0000
  • Fax +1 918 599 9317