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Real Estate — Oklahoma


Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished team offering a full range of real estate services, utilising the wider firm's resources for comprehensive multidisciplinary support. Frequently acts on acquisitions and development of properties, in addition to finance matters including tax credit programs and tax-exempt bonds. Offers expertise in zoning and land use including condemnation and eminent domain matters. Roster of clients includes corporations active in the healthcare and energy sectors as well as in manufacturing.

Strengths One client is happy to report: "If we have got a complicated deal that needs vetting and top-notch legal work then they are who we go to."

Another client says: "The team is strong. They provide excellent services at a reasonable price."

Work highlights Representing OmniTrax in the purchase and redevelopment of a 143-acre former steel mill.

Acted for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company on the sale of a historic Oklahoma City building for $1.6 million.

Notable practitioners

Michael Laird is rated by clients as "as good as there is in this market." He maintains a well-regarded practice focused on transactional real estate issues. He has recently advised on project development financing and environmental issues.

Malcolm Rosser focuses on commercial real estate matters. His recent work includes advising on large-scale retail, industrial and affordable housing projects.

Zachary Allen is primarily engaged in commercial property sales and developments, as well as real estate finance matters. "He is great to work with," says one client, who adds: "I find that he does the right amount of lawyering and he gets along with people, which makes negotiations easier."

About the Team (content provided by Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation)

Crowe & Dunlevy has a sophisticated real estate practice representing regional, national and international clients in all areas of real estate, including acquisitions, sales, project development, leasing and financing. Our experience extends to title matters, zoning and governmental issues, construction processes, environmental concerns and tax and organizational planning, including tax credit transactions. We also have extensive experience in lease negotiations through the representation of retail property owners and institutional lenders.

One of the firm’s true strengths in real estate practice is our ability to render meaningful and significant business advice, coupled with counsel on the myriad of legal issues which typically arise. Our attorneys serve not only as strong advocates, but also as skilled negotiators in bringing complex transactional relationships to the point of closure, and in insuring consistent and practical advice for ongoing client real estate needs such as leasing and environmental monitoring.

The firm’s real estate practitioners, with the assistance of attorneys in cross-disciplinary areas of support such as taxation, business planning and environmental law, strive to provide broad based, cost-effective representation to our clients who require diverse legal and business guidance from a common source.

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McAfee & Taft - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Substantial group, well equipped to handle the fullest range and most sophisticated types of real estate transactions for developers, owners, lenders and investors. Regularly deals with tax incentive transactions. Particularly active in assisting corporations with divestiture of unimproved properties. Continues to receive regular mandates from energy companies to assist with property transactions pertaining to the expansion of renewable energy projects.

Strengths A client says: "Our experience of the team at McAfee & Taft has been excellent. Their work has been thorough, accurate and complete."

Another client says: "The team is the best I have ever worked with - an outstanding team."

Work highlights Acted for Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions as developer and property manager of a public-private project on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Advised Broadway Condominiums on the construction of a five-story residential development costing in excess of $10 million.

Notable practitioners

Lloyd Hardin receives praise from clients who particularly note his attention to detail, reporting: "He looks in all the nooks and crannies as well as looking ahead. He always explains the risks and is prompt and patient." He is of counsel at the firm and is an expert in commercial real estate.

Frank Hill "not only has a depth of knowledge but is also able to contextualize that within the state," according to one client, who adds: "He has many deep relationships within the political and business world." He is recognized for his work on some of the "higher profile" projects in Oklahoma City.

One pleased client describes Myrna Latham as "more than equipped to meet and exceed our expectations." Her recent work includes advising on retail, residential and office developments.

Robert Garbrecht is described as "excellent" by a client, who goes on to note: "He has really taken the time to get to know our business and tailor his work." He displays particular skills in transactional matters including significant acquisitions and financing of mixed-use properties.

Richard Riggs is known by a source to be "a very fine attorney." He has specialist knowledge of the real estate aspects of wind energy projects. His practice covers property development, purchasing and financing, including transactions making use of tax credits.

Joe Lewallen is well regarded by peers and clients alike. One pleased client says: "He always provides thoughtful, well-reasoned advice, combined with clear and patient explanations." He is highlighted for his real estate work for Chesapeake.

Cole Marshall has a broad real estate practice and has recently advised a number of clients in the energy sector. He is described as "detail-oriented and organized" by one impressed interviewee.

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The Center for Economic Development Law - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected boutique focused on assisting public bodies from local to state level with the realization of community development or redevelopment projects. Acts extensively on public-private collaborations and well versed in tax increment and other financing incentives, as well as associated environmental, regulatory and potentially contentious issues.

Strengths One source views the firm as "surgically focused, incredibly immersed and well respected."

Notable practitioners

Dan Batchelor focuses on the financing of development projects in Oklahoma. He has experience with major projects involving both public and private organizations, including healthcare-related developments.

Leslie Batchelor advises on a range of transactional and contentious real estate issues, acting on behalf of nonprofit entities as well as public and private interests. She has extensive experience with public-private property developments.

Emily Pomeroy assists public entities with the formation and implementation of public-private redevelopment projects. She also offers abilities in contentious matters.

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Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Offers the full range of real estate services with ready access to the wider firm's resources for comprehensive multidisciplinary support. Areas of activity include acquisitions and construction of hotels as well as multifamily residential properties. Adept at handling financings and loans and tax credit programs. Regularly acts on zoning cases.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Alberty deals with a range of commercial and residential property issues, including financing and zoning. He has particular expertise in multifamily developments.

About the Team (content provided by Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC)

Hall Estill's Real Estate attorneys bring years of experience helping corporate clients navigate the complexities of today’s commercial real estate market. Whether closing a complex transaction, negotiating the purchase of a property, seeking a zoning change before a regulatory board or structuring a deal to maximize tax advantages, we strive to provide skilled, thorough and efficient representation that aligns with our clients’ short- and long-term business objectives.  

Our broad-based capabilities include:

  • Real Property Acquisition and Disposition
  • Financing and Legal Opinions
  • Construction
  • Land Use and Zoning Matters
  • Commercial, Office, Mixed-Use and Multifamily Property Leasing and Management
  • Tax-Advantaged Transactions, including Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Special Abatements
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Permitting and Governmental Regulation

We regularly work with:

  • Fortune 100 and 500 Companies
  • Private Investors
  • REITs
  • Mortgage Bankers
  • Lenders
  • Equity Participants
  • Owner and Developers
  • Builders and Contractors
  • Design Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Governmental Entities
  • Commercial Property Owners
  • Commercial Tenants

Our attorneys often collaborate with colleagues from other practice areas, including Environmental Services, Construction and Banking/Financial Services, to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary counsel in transactional matters. In addition, we work closely with our Litigation department to help clients resolve real estate-related disputes.



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Phillips Murrah P.C. - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Representation of developers, owners, lenders and contractors in all areas of transactional support, and on real estate-related litigation. Acts on the construction of a range of commercial, industrial and residential properties. Also offers advice to REITs and other investors on contentious issues pertaining to title insurance as well as tort and conveyancing claims.

Notable practitioners

Sally Hasenfratz is well regarded by peers for her "ability and skill." Her practice incorporates a range of transactional real estate matters, including the tax aspects of deals and projects.

Jennifer Ivester Berry maintains her transactional practice, which includes advising on property development and financing. She is adept at handling real estate matters for energy clients and is picked out by other practitioners in the market as a "very strong" attorney.

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Spradling, Kennedy & McPhail LLP - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique offering, advising on a comprehensive range of commercial real estate transactions, often acting as local counsel to national and international clients doing business in Oklahoma. Offers assistance with matters ranging from property acquisitions and financings to leases and construction documentation.

Notable practitioners

Scott Spradling is viewed by other practitioners as "extremely gifted and cooperative." His capabilities include advising on commercial real estate transactions.

David Kennedy focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including leasing and lending agreements. He also offers advice on zoning matters.

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Senior Statesperson

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Lloyd Hardin receives praise from clients who particularly note his attention to detail, reporting: "He looks in all the nooks and crannies as well as looking ahead. He always explains the risks and is prompt and patient." He is of counsel at the firm and is an expert in commercial real estate.

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Sally A Hasenfratz

Phillips Murrah P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sally Hasenfratz is well regarded by peers for her "ability and skill." Her practice incorporates a range of transactional real estate matters, including the tax aspects of deals and projects.

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Band 1

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Hill "not only has a depth of knowledge but is also able to contextualize that within the state," according to one client, who adds: "He has many deep relationships within the political and business world." He is recognized for his work on some of the "higher profile" projects in Oklahoma City.

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Band 1

Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Laird is rated by clients as "as good as there is in this market." He maintains a well-regarded practice focused on transactional real estate issues. He has recently advised on project development financing and environmental issues.

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Band 1

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

One pleased client describes Myrna Latham as "more than equipped to meet and exceed our expectations." Her recent work includes advising on retail, residential and office developments.

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Malcolm E Rosser IV

Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

From the Chambers USA guide

Malcolm Rosser focuses on commercial real estate matters. His recent work includes advising on large-scale retail, industrial and affordable housing projects.

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Band 1

T Scott Spradling

Spradling, Kennedy & McPhail LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Spradling is viewed by other practitioners as "extremely gifted and cooperative." His capabilities include advising on commercial real estate transactions.

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Band 2

Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

From the Chambers USA guide

Zachary Allen is primarily engaged in commercial property sales and developments, as well as real estate finance matters. "He is great to work with," says one client, who adds: "I find that he does the right amount of lawyering and he gets along with people, which makes negotiations easier."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

The Center for Economic Development Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Dan Batchelor focuses on the financing of development projects in Oklahoma. He has experience with major projects involving both public and private organizations, including healthcare-related developments.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Leslie V Batchelor

The Center for Economic Development Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Leslie Batchelor advises on a range of transactional and contentious real estate issues, acting on behalf of nonprofit entities as well as public and private interests. She has extensive experience with public-private property developments.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Box of Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C. is known for his adept handling of planning permission issues and other matters of municipal law. He has attracted praise for his zoning work for many years.

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Band 2

Robert L Garbrecht

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Garbrecht is described as "excellent" by a client, who goes on to note: "He has really taken the time to get to know our business and tailor his work." He displays particular skills in transactional matters including significant acquisitions and financing of mixed-use properties.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Spradling, Kennedy & McPhail LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Kennedy focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including leasing and lending agreements. He also offers advice on zoning matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Riggs is known by a source to be "a very fine attorney." He has specialist knowledge of the real estate aspects of wind energy projects. His practice covers property development, purchasing and financing, including transactions making use of tax credits.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Gregory W. Alberty

Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Alberty deals with a range of commercial and residential property issues, including financing and zoning. He has particular expertise in multifamily developments.

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Band 3

Bluestem Escrow & Title

From the Chambers USA guide

Dale Astle of Bluestem Escrow & Title is described as an "incredibly gifted practitioner" by a peer, who adds: "He is very technically proficient." He is particularly experienced in commercial title insurance underwriting.

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Band 3

Jennifer L Ivester Berry

Phillips Murrah P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jennifer Ivester Berry maintains her transactional practice, which includes advising on property development and financing. She is adept at handling real estate matters for energy clients and is picked out by other practitioners in the market as a "very strong" attorney.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Joe C Lewallen Jr

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Joe Lewallen is well regarded by peers and clients alike. One pleased client says: "He always provides thoughtful, well-reasoned advice, combined with clear and patient explanations." He is highlighted for his real estate work for Chesapeake.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

The Center for Economic Development Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Emily Pomeroy assists public entities with the formation and implementation of public-private redevelopment projects. She also offers abilities in contentious matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Stephen A. Schuller

GableGotwals

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Schuller of GableGotwals has extensive experience advising on all types of commercial real estate transactions from financing and purchases to leasing. He is also adept at handling zoning matters.

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Band 3

Conner & Winters, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gentra Sorem's clients include landlords, real estate sellers and buyers, and lenders. She is a partner at Conner & Winters, LLP and advises on real estate transactions, including financing matters.

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Up and Coming

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Cole Marshall has a broad real estate practice and has recently advised a number of clients in the energy sector. He is described as "detail-oriented and organized" by one impressed interviewee.

^ See whole ranking table