McAfee & Taft elects Matt Hickey and Tony Mastin as shareholders

Portraits of Matt Hickey and Tony Mastin

The shareholders of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, have elected attorneys Matthew B. Hickey and Tony Mastin as fellow shareholders, effective July 1, 2024. The announcement was made by managing director Michael Lauderdale.

Matt Hickey is a tax and business lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on providing clients with sophisticated tax analysis and advice as it relates to business entity selection and formation, complex business transactions, and general operational matters and tax efficiency. His experience also includes assisting high net worth clients achieve their estate planning objectives through advanced tax and business planning, as well advising nonprofit organizations on the specific tax and regularly requirements necessary for them to maintain their tax-exempt status.

Hickey, who joined the firm in 2022, earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2007 and his master of laws degree from New York University in 2009. His achievements have earned him recognition and inclusion in a number of industry-leading legal publications, including the prestigious Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers. He was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Closely Held Companies and Family Business Lawyer of the Year” for 2023.

Widely considered a leading authority on tax policy and state and local tax issues, attorney Tony Mastin focuses his practice on advising 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. He also serves as co-leader of the firm’s Economic Development, Tax Credits and Business Incentives Group and 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.

A 1986 graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, Mastin joined McAfee & Taft in 2019 following his retirement from the Oklahoma Tax Commission after 35 years of service, including 12 years in which he served as its executive director. His achievements in private practice have earned him inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.