Danae Grace, Tony Mastin appointed as new practice group leaders

Photo with Tony Mastin and Danae Grace with the reception area in the background.

The board of directors of McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm, has appointed attorneys Danae V. Grace and Tony Mastin to serve as new practice group leaders for the 2024 term.

Shareholder Danae Grace has been named to co-lead the firm’s Business Transactions and Finance Group alongside corporate attorney Justin Jackson.  Her practice encompasses the areas of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions, contract negotiations, corporate governance and compliance, commercial lending transactions, business entity formation, and real estate transactions. She also represents buyers and sellers, private equity investors, and companies raising capital from investors in the form of preferred equity, convertible debt, and other structures.

Grace’s achievements have earned her inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America (mergers and acquisitions law; real estate law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars.”

Veteran tax attorney Tony Mastin has been named to co-lead the firm’s Economic Development, Tax Credits and Business Incentives Group alongside Vickie Buchanan and Bonner Gonzalez.  Widely considered a leading authority on tax policy and state and local tax issues, the former executive director of the Oklahoma Tax Commission devotes a portion of his practice to assisting developers, investors and businesses in obtaining and maximizing the use of business incentives, including tax exemptions and tax credits.  He also routinely advises individuals, high net worth families, tax-exempt organizations, and businesses of all sizes on planning matters involving state and local taxation (SALT), including sales and use taxes, multi-state taxation, SALT controversy work, and federal income taxation.

Mastin’s achievements have earned him inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America (tax law).