Philip B. Sears

Retired

(405) 235-9621 | | Oklahoma City

Prior to his retirement in 2022, Phil Sears devoted his 45-year career to representing clients in the areas of corporate and securities law. His practice encompassed a broad range of business transactions and general representation of public and private business entities, including negotiating and drafting contracts, partnership agreements, operating agreements, confidentiality agreements, escrow agreements, joint venture agreements, merger and acquisition agreements, private placement securities documents, compliance documents, periodic reports, proxy statements, organizational documents, corporate governance charters and policies, and stock exchange listing applications.

The regulatory side of Phil’s practice included counseling public companies on corporate governance matters under the provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, SEC regulations, and stock exchange listing standards. His diversified client base included both public and private businesses and organizations, including those engaged in retailing, oil and gas, healthcare, and raising venture capital.

His achievements earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (corporate governance law) and an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings.

Prior to embarking on his legal career, Phil served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1970–1972.

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Education

  • J.D., Oklahoma City University, 1976
  • B.S. (Zoology), Penn State University, 1970