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McAfee & Taft elects seven new shareholders for 2022

January 1, 2022
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The shareholders of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, have elected attorneys Melissa J. Cottle, Harrison M. Kosmider, Allison C. McGrew, Andrew J. Morris, Micah J. Petersen, William T. Silvia and Anna E. Wolfe as fellow shareholders, effective January 1, 2022. The announcement was made by managing director Michael Lauderdale.

Melissa J. Cottle, a 2014 honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, is an ERISA attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of employee benefits matters involving retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation. Cottle’s achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.

Harrison M. Kosmider is a trial lawyer who represents management in all aspects of employment law and litigation. A portion of his practice is devoted to general civil and business litigation. Kosmider’ s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. He is a 2014 honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Allison C. McGrew’s practice is concentrated on the representation of clients in matters involving the buying, selling, leasing, financing and registration of aircraft, as well as other matters that fall under the purview of the Federal Transportation Code, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, FAA Aircraft Registry, and Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol. Much of her work involves the documentation of aircraft transactions and aircraft title and registration matters, as well as negotiating and drafting contracts. She is a 2014 honors graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Andrew J. Morris is a trial and appellate lawyer and former federal law clerk whose practice is focused on general civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation and appeals at the state and federal levels. Morris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Scott L. Palk, district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, from 2018 to 2020 and is particularly regarded for his knowledge and ability to navigate the complexities of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Class Action Fairness Act. He is a 2013 honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Micah J. Petersen, a 2014 honors graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, is a trial lawyer whose state and federal litigation practice encompasses the areas of complex business litigation, employment litigation, products liability, professional liability, personal injury, and insurance defense. Petersen’s achievements have earned him inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

William T. Silvia is a corporate attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of business and commercial matters, including contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, securities, corporate financing, energy industry transactions, and real estate transactions. A portion of his practice on the negotiation of construction, transportation, and manufacturing contracts in various industries, including the energy industry. Silvia’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.

Anna E. Wolfe is a trial attorney whose state and federal practice is focused on general civil litigation, including insurance litigation, ERISA litigation, and complex business litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, representing clients facing complex cybersecurity, privacy and data challenges. Wolfe’s achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

With 175 attorneys and offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Springfield, McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by National Law Journal.