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Six new associates join McAfee & Taft

September 28, 2011

McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm, has announced that recent law school honors graduates Elizabeth Bowersox, Jared R. Boyer, Meredith J. Caldwell, Danae V. Grace, Zachary A.P. Oubre and David M. Spring have joined the firm as associates.

Elizabeth Bowersox is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on labor and employment law. In addition to representing clients in employer–employee disputes, she also practices general civil litigation, particularly in the areas of torts and product liability and Native American relations. She graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she served as the articles editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and was a student member of the William J. Holloway Inn of Court.

Jared Boyer is a trial lawyer whose practice includes a broad range of business and commercial litigation, representing clients in the agriculture and equine industry, including crop insurance disputes in federal court and administrative proceedings, as well as handling disputes involving aviation, construction litigation, automobile dealership law and regulation, commercial contracts, and other general litigation matters. He earned his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Notre Dame Law Review.

Meredith Caldwell is a corporate attorney whose practice encompasses the areas of commercial transactions, corporate governance, real estate and general business matters. She graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in economics from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. While in law school, she served as assistant note editor for the Oklahoma Law Review.

Danae Grace is a transactional lawyer whose practice encompasses a broad range of commercial and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, real estate, healthcare, contract drafting and negotiations, and general business transactions. She graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she served as assistant managing editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. She also served as an intern for the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.

Zach Oubre is a trial lawyer whose practice covers a wide range of commercial and business matters, including construction litigation, labor and employment, oil and gas litigation, mass torts litigation, bankruptcy litigation and intellectual property litigation. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he interned with the University of Oklahoma Office of Legal Counsel and worked on numerous labor and employment matters concerning the university.

David Spring is a tax attorney whose practice is focused on general tax planning for corporations, partnerships, and individuals; wealth transfer tax planning; local, state and federal taxation; and the tax structuring of business and commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he was named a Chesapeake Scholar and was an active member of the Native American Law Students Association. He graduated from the joint B.B.A. (Accounting)/Master of Accountancy program at the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business and served as a graduate assistant in the Steed School of Accounting. He has been a licensed certified public accountant since 2010.