Simon W. Bright

Associate

(405) 270-6082
simon.bright@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

Simon Bright is a corporate attorney whose transactional practice encompasses a broad range of complex business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, entity formation, and real estate acquisition, development, sales and financing.

Prior to embarking on a legal career, Simon worked as petroleum landman for an Oklahoma-based oil and gas exploration company for two years.

Simon’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (business organizations; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

  • Represented Haskell Lemon Construction Company, an Oklahoma-based asphalt production and road construction business, in the sale of its operating assets to Superior Bowen. 
  • Represented Bio-Cide International, Inc., a leading multi-specialty source of chlorine dioxide based antimicrobial technology, in the sale of 100% of its equity ownership to Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • Represented Meta Aerospace Capital in its investment in R2 Space, now rebranded to Orbital Effects, an aerospace company dedicated to providing U.S. government and commercial customers with space-based satellite radar intelligence.
  • Represented Tyson Foods, Inc., the nation’s largest protein-focused food company, and its subsidiaries in their acquisition of the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins, Inc. and AMPRO Products.
  • Represented NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL), a vertically integrated energy business, in the sale of its retail propane distribution business for $900 million to Toronto, Canada-based Superior Plus Corp. (TSX: SPB).
  • Represented The Charles Machine Works, Inc., parent company of Ditch Witch, American Augers, and other leading brands in the underground construction market, in the sale of the privately held company to The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC).
  • Represented Globe Life Inc. (NYSE: GL) in its acquisition of Beazley Benefits, a specialized provider of supplemental health solutions for the employee benefits market, from Beazley Insurance Company, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (business organizations; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law)
  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s up-and-coming attorneys

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Upward Transitions (Board of Directors)
  • All Souls Episcopal Church (Chancellor)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma City (Former Member, Junior Board)

Speaking Engagements

  • The Corporate Transparency Act: How it Applies and Practical Impacts

    2023 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 7, 2023
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • The Corporate Transparency Act: How it Applies and Practical Impacts

    2023 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 6, 2023
    | Tulsa, OK
  • Oklahoma, 2017
  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2017
    • Executive Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review; Phi Delta Phi; Energy Resources Law Student Association; Comfort Scholar; Recipient, Frank & Edna Asper Elkouri Scholarship and Chesapeake Energy Scholarship; 4 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.A. (Philosophy), Sewanee: The University of the South, 2012