McAfee & Taft names new practice leaders for 2022

Photo of 2022 Practice Group Leaders

The board of directors of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, has appointed shareholders Matthew K. Brown, Judy Burdg, Robert L. Garbrecht, Michael J. LaBrie, and H. Cole Marshall to serve as new practice leaders for the 2022 term.

Matt Brown has been named leader of the firm’s Banking and Financial Institutions Group. Brown is a corporate, securities and banking attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of business matters, including corporate governance, securities offerings and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, lending transactions, regulatory compliance, franchising, and contract drafting and negotiation.

As the new leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, Judy Burdg oversees one of the largest teams of ERISA attorneys in the region. Her practice encompasses a broad range of employee benefits matters involving retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation.

Commercial transactions lawyer Rob Garbrecht has been appointed leader of the firm’s Business Transactions and Finance Group. His practice is focused in the areas of real estate, business acquisitions, finance, and state and local taxation law. Garbrecht has previously served as leader of the firm’s Real Estate Group.

Mike LaBrie has been named leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice is concentrated in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright law and related litigation.

Cole Marshall has been appointed to lead the firm’s Real Estate Group. He is a business lawyer whose practice encompasses a broad range of business transactional matters, including all aspects of real estate, general business, corporate governance, healthcare and agriculture.