McAfee & Taft attorneys, alums celebrate 50th anniversary as members of OBA

May 1, 2023

The Oklahoma Bar Association recognized bar members reaching significant milestone anniversaries in 2023. Among the attorneys celebrating their 50th anniversary were McAfee & Taft attorneys Bob Luttrell and John Schaefer as well as retired attorneys Terry Barrett, Jim Sharrock and Peter Van Dyke.

Bob Luttrell’s practice primarily involves the representation of banks, savings associations, other financial institutions and lenders, and their customers in all areas of the banking, including commercial, real estate and consumer finance and deposit taking activities. His achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

John Schaefer practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, employee benefits and tax. His achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (trusts and estates).

For more than 40 years, Terry Barrett provided legal assistance involving virtually every aspect of the energy industry, from advising and working with clients in their day-to-day operations and the multitude of agreements affecting those operations to handling extremely large acquisitions and sales of producing and non-producing properties and related assets. His achievements earned him inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

Prior to his retirement in January 2018, Jim Sharrock’s business transactions practice encompassed real estate law, mergers and acquisitions, transaction financing, business entity formation and restructuring, low income housing tax credit development, professional employer organization operations, and other commercial transactions. His achievements earned him inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. He was also recognized by the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2009 with its Outstanding Service to the Public Award.

For much of his nearly 50-year legal career, Peter Van Dyke represented employers exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, with much of his practice devoted to effectively dealing with labor unions on behalf of management clients. His work in this highly specific area of law earned him inclusion in the Labor Relations Institute’s list of “Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States.” Over the course of his distinguished career, Pete’s achievements earned him perennial recognition and inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessThe Best Lawyers in AmericaOklahoma Super Lawyers, and Who’s Who in American Law.

McAfee & Taft proudly congratulates their impressive 50-year milestone anniversary.