Shareholders elect Stephen M. Hetrick to McAfee & Taft board of directors

January 29, 2014

The shareholders of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, have elected Stephen M. Hetrick as the newest member of its board of directors. He joins Michael Blake, Jennifer Callahan, Robert Garbrecht, Michael Joseph and Michael Lauderdale — all of whom were re-elected for another one-year term — as well as managing director Richard Nix on the seven-member board.

Hetrick is a Tulsa-based corporate attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of complex business transactions, including the organization, debt and equity 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. While his primary focus has been assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions, he also oversees all the legal needs of many of his clients.

Prior to his election to the firm’s board, Hetrick has served as co-leader of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group.

His achievements have earned him recognition in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Oklahoma Super Lawyers‘ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars.”

McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal and serves 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 nearly 350 Oklahomans, including 182 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.