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McAfee & Taft names new shareholders

January 26, 2010

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, has named attorneys Todd Court, Stephen M. Hetrick, Mark W. Malone, Natalie K. Ramsey, Paul A. Ross and Ronald T. Shinn Jr. as shareholders.  The announcement was made by managing director Richard D. Nix.

Todd Court is a trial lawyer who represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters as well as assisting clients with general litigation involving disputes in real estate and commercial contracts.

Stephen M. Hetrick is a corporate lawyer whose practice encompasses a broad range of complex business transactions, including the organization, financing, acquisition, reorganization and divestiture of all types of entities; the acquisition, development, leasing, management and financing of real estate; and state and local taxation matters.

Mark W. Malone is a tax and family wealth lawyer who assists clients in all aspects of estate planning, administration of estates, settlement of complex estate matters, and settlement and litigation of disputes regarding wills and trusts.

Natalie K. Ramsey is a trial lawyer whose practice involves the representation of employers and management exclusively in all phases of litigation before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and arbitration panels. Her achievements as a trial lawyer earned her recognition as a “future star” in Benchmark Litigation.

Paul A. Ross is a trial lawyer whose primary practice fields include general commercial litigation, Native American law, and the representation of employers in labor and employment disputes. His achievements earned him inclusion in Oklahoma Rising Stars.

Ronald T. Shinn Jr. is a trial lawyer whose experience includes cases involving franchise and license agreements, healthcare litigation, business torts, shareholder and corporate disputes, and white collar criminal defense. His achievements earned him inclusion in Oklahoma Rising Stars.

McAfee & Taft is one of the largest, most experienced law firms in the region, serving clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth.  The firm employs 300 Oklahomans, including 154 attorneys, with offices in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City.