Business and People Notes July 2020

Conner & Winters LLP, a premier full-service law firm in the region, has announced Rich Marshall joined the firm as a partner in the banking and finance and real estate areas.  Marshall relocated his family to Tulsa, after spending 20 years representing financial institutions, developers and investors in Dallas. 
“We are thrilled to bring on Rich as he will add incredible value and expertise to our already talented team. Rich will continue to serve his Texas clients and assist Conner & Winters with growing our Dallas office while deepening our real estate bench strength in Tulsa,” said Scott Hathaway, president of Conner & Winters. “While it may seem unconventional to bring on a new partner during these uncertain times, we are committed to the future.”  
Prior to joining Conner & Winters, Marshall had a solo practice.  He has represented institutions in asset based commercial loan transactions across the United States and principal real estate constituents in the Dallas metro. Marshall also holds commercial real estate licenses in Oklahoma and Texas.  Marshall earned a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in English.
Edward Jones Financial Advisor David Fleske announced that a second financial advisor, Matthew Fleske, has joined his office in Owasso.
“I am really looking forward to working with my father, David Fleske,” said Matthew. “I’ll have all the advantages of working with an experienced investment professional while getting to know local investors. This will be a tremendous opportunity to increase my investment knowledge and hone my customer service skills.”
Matthew will work alongside his father, David Fleske, for two years then will continue serving investors throughout the area from his branch office.
Fleske said, “Edward Jones prides itself on providing the best service possible to those investors who choose to do business with us. Matthew will help provide the high level of service investors in Owasso have come to expect from us as well as extend our services to new investors.”
The branch office is located at 12338 East 86th Street North. The telephone number is 918-272-7301.
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors.
The firm’s 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1.3 trillion in assets under management.
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Sparks Reed Architecture and Interiors has hired architect Jennifer Bradshaw.
“We are so excited to welcome Jennifer to our team,” said David Reed, principal of Sparks Reed. “She brings a passion for education and church projects with a strong background in detailing and organization.”  
Bradshaw received her architectural license in 2018, three years after graduating from Oklahoma State University. 
“I enjoy doing religious and educational work,” said Bradshaw, noting one reason why she chose Sparks Reed. “I enjoy working with educators and congregations to fulfill their visions in ways that also enrich our communities. I feel like the type of work Sparks Reed does really tugs at my heartstrings”
Since its 2011 start, Sparks Reed has enjoyed great success with education projects at both the K-12 and collegiate levels. The firm also has a solid record in religious architecture, one enhanced last year through a strategic partnership with Tulsa-based Master’s Plan, a turnkey church design and construction firm.
“Jennifer’s core values align with our team’s core values,” said Reed. “It’s a great fit.”
In her spare time, Bradshaw participates in Oklahoma’s AIA chapters, the Urban Land Institute, and the Fleet Feet Tulsa Running Club, which led her to join in several Tulsa and Oklahoma City marathons.
Her hobbies also include gardening, restoration/beautification projects, and taking her three rescue pups on several walks throughout her Jenks neighborhood. 
 “I enjoy taking something that may appear beat down or broken and giving it a new life – making it beautiful again,” said Bradshaw.  
Sparks Reed Architecture and Interiors was founded in 2011 by principals David Reed, Gary Sparks and Jill Selman. The three have worked together on private and public architectural and interior projects valued at more than $500 million.
In March, the firm purchased a 5,000-square-foot downtown Sapulpa building for its new home. Reed is overseeing the renovation of that site, with plans to move the firm in later this month. Sparks retired from the firm in April.
To learn more about Sparks Reed and its past projects, check out or call 918-884-6007.

Oklahoma Law Firm Hall Estill, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, has announced that Hall Estill attorney John F. Heil, III has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the U.S. District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
Heil is a shareholder and director at Hall Estill where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.
“The 20 years I have spent at Hall Estill have been invaluable and have provided me the platform to become the attorney I am today,” said Heil. “While I will miss private practice, I am honored for this opportunity to serve our nation and my home state.”
“This is a tremendous honor for John and another great honor for Hall Estill,” said Mike Cooke, managing partner for Hall Estill. “John becomes the fifth member of the Federal judiciary to come from Hall Estill. We are proud of that history and understand how clearly this reflects the legacy of Judge Fred Nelson who was the first head of our litigation department.”
Before joining Hall Estill, Heil served the State of Oklahoma as Assistant District Attorney in the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. Heil earned his B.S. from Oklahoma State University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he served as an Editor for the Tulsa Law Journal.