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Business and People Notes June 2018

Tulsa Attorney Ken Underwood has received the Tulsa County Bar Association Golden Rule Award.

Underwood has been practicing law in Tulsa for over 35 years. During his career, he has selflessly and consistently dedicated himself to serving the needs of his clients and the community as a whole through decades of service to the Bar as well as many other organizations and worthy causes. 

The TCBA Golden Rule Award recipient is selected by members of the Tulsa County Bar Association. Among other criteria the Golden Rule Award is presented to attorneys who consistently honor his or her ethical and professional obligations as an officer of the court as well as the spirit and intent of the Rules of Professional Conduct, exhibit the highest standards of fairness and integrity, display courtesy, respect, professionalism and honesty to the Court and opposing counsel and improve the image of the Bar to the public through his or her conduct.

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the promotion of four employees in the Tulsa office. The promotions coincide with Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering, architectural, and consulting services in the Midwest, where the firm has practiced for more than 75 years.

The promotions are:

Jonathan Crump, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to associate vice president. Crump, with nearly 35 years of experience, serves as design director for Dewberry’s national architectural practice. He has completed numerous projects, including the Tandy Medical Academic Building on Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences campus in Tulsa; and the expansion of Rosa Parks Elementary School, also in Tulsa.

Robert Edwards, PE, has been promoted to senior associate. A senior bridge design engineer, Edwards has more than 40 years of experience in civil engineering, including bridge design for projects throughout the United States. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

James Healy, AIA, has been promoted to senior associate. An architect and project manager with 35 years of experience, Healy has broad experience in public safety, library, educational, institutional, and commercial projects.

Nathan Sauber, RA, LEED AP, DBIA, GGP, has been promoted to senior associate. An architect and operations manager for Dewberry, Sauber has more than 15 years of experience overseeing new construction and renovation projects. He is a LEED-accredited professional, a Green Globes Professional, and a Designated Design-Build Professional.

Hall Estill, an Oklahoma law firm with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, announces that Pamela Goldberg has been elected a new member of the firm’s executive committee, and Samantha Davis, Kyle Freeman and Kent Gilliland have been elected as new members of the firm’s board of directors.

Goldberg, a resident of the Tulsa office, started at the firm in 1987 and practices primarily in the commercial transaction and commercial litigation areas. Goldberg graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Davis, who is located in the Tulsa office, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianship and taxation. Her practice also includes business organization and succession planning for family businesses.

Freeman, a resident of the Tulsa office, joined the firm in 1998 and concentrates his practice in the corporate/commercial area where he has led negotiations for the drafting of energy related agreements, multi-million-dollar software licensing, asset and equity acquisitions, and numerous commercial leases.

Gilliland, who is located in the Oklahoma City office, practices primarily in the banking and commercial finance areas, with emphasis on energy lending, real estate construction and permanent loans, government lending, and dealer floor plan financing.

Crowe & Dunlevy is the only firm to be ranked in all Oklahoma areas of legal practice, and one of only two firms ranked in the Native American law area of legal practice in Oklahoma in the international legal publisher Chambers & Partners’ 2018 USA Directory.

The firm received six Band 1 rankings and a Band 2 ranking in the corporate/commercial area of legal practice. Additionally, Mike McBride III of Tulsa was ranked as a Star Individual, which is a recognition by Chambers & Partners that signifies that he is ranked as an “exceptional individual” and has received “exceptional recommendations” in his area of practice.  McBride is chair of the firm’s Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group.

Crowe & Dunlevy Tulsa attorneys receiving Band 1 rankings in Oklahoma are Malcolm E. Rosser IV, real estate and Terry L. Watt, Ph.D., intellectual property. Tulsa attorneys receiving rankings in Band 2 or 3 include Michael J. Gibbens, litigation: general commercial; Susan E. Huntsman, Native American law; Randall J. Snapp, labor & employment; and Christina M. Vaughn, Native American law.

Oral Roberts University President Dr. William M. Wilson announces Charles Scott as the university’s new executive director of Church and Educational Partnerships.

Scott’s main responsibility will be to develop relationships with pastors and educational institutions locally, nationally, and globally and to foster connections with ORU.

“One of ORU’s many goals is to serve ministries and churches,” said Dr. Wilson. “There are a number of ways we can do that, including establishing research-based initiatives that serve the Spirit-empowered church and training students in areas where churches have the greatest need.”

Scott most recently served as the vice president of business affairs, operations, and advancement at The King’s University in Texas. Before that, he served as the general bishop of the Pentecostal Church of God for nearly 10 years. He has also served on the Empowered21 North American Cabinet, ORU’s board of reference, and the Leadership Committee of America for Jesus.

Scott is the author of the book “Storms Don’t Bother Me,” along with numerous articles and publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in general business from Missouri Southern State University, an MBA from Missouri State University, and is currently completing a dissertation for the doctor of education degree from ORU.

Updated 06-21-2018

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