Oklahoma Attorneys at Law

For more than 80 years, our firm has offered outstanding value in personalized legal services to families, businesses and individuals across Oklahoma. We specialize in the following areas:

Business and Commercial Law

Exceptional Attorneys Representing Businesses Across Oklahoma

Put our decades of business and commercial law experience and expertise to work for you. Contact our firm for legal service in:

Business Transactions

We have extensive experience helping businesses reach their goals through successful business transactions and contract negotiations. We can advise you in drafting and negotiating contracts, enforcing contracts, and handling disputes. We also have extensive experience in handling the legal aspects of the following:

Purchase or sale of a business
Financing and refinancing
Stock offerings and transfer
Employee handbooks and employment law consulting

Commercial Transactions

Frailey, Chaffin, Cordell, Perryman & Sterkel LLP is one of the most experienced and well-respected law firms in Oklahoma for commercial transactions, disputes and litigation. We represent businesses, partnerships, LLPs, LLCs, various other business entities, and individual business owners in a wide variety commercial transactions matters.

With more than 100 years of combined experience, our commercial transactions attorneys have extensive experience in all types of commercial transactions matters including:

Drafting and reviewing buy-sell agreements
Mergers and acquisitions
Commercial leases and development agreements
Commercial real estate agreements
Financing agreements and loan documentations
Commercial contract negotiations
Vendor, manufacturer, supplier contracts
Management, consulting and other employment contracts

Business Litigation

When your business has a dispute with another party or among its own partners and shareholders, it is critical to have experienced legal representation on your side.

The outcome of a business litigation case can have a huge impact on your business’s viability and financial well-being. Don’t take chances with inexperienced or unqualified attorneys. We’ve been serving businesses for over 80 years. Our attorneys are aggressive litigators and fierce negotiators, who stake their reputation on your results. Our firm’s business litigation lawyers specialize in the following:

Business negotiation/mediation
Breach of contract and commercial disputes
Breach of fiduciary duty
Breach of non-compete agreements
Partnership disputes and dissolution
Business merger disputes
Business fraud
Insurance disputes

Contact us today for business or commercial legal guidance.

Business Entities And Formations

Oklahoma Business Formation Attorneys

Are you starting your very first business or forming a new business entity in Oklahoma?

We can help. Business formations and entities is a complex area of law that requires an experienced and skilled attorney. There are many advantages and disadvantages to each type of business entity, and having an attorney who understands these implications and how they fit into your specific situation is vital to the successful start of your business.

We’ve been helping clients form businesses in Oklahoma for more than 80 years. Our seasoned attorneys will explain the risks and benefits of each business entity and counsel you on the best fit for your business. We have extensive knowledge of and experience in the formation of the following business entities:

Sole proprietorships
Joint venture agreements
General partnerships
Limited partnerships (LPs)
Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
Limited liability companies (LLCs)
Corporations
C corporations
S corporations

Once you have determined which business entity to go forward with, we will help you with all the business formation agreements and documents required including shareholder agreements, operating agreements, articles of incorporation, and more.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our business entity and formation attorneys today!

Insurance Defense and Coverage

Experienced Insurance Coverage Dispute Attorneys

The insurance defense attorneys at Frailey, Chaffin, Cordell, Perryman & Sterkel LLP have years of experience and a stellar track record representing insurance companies in coverage disputes. Our team has provided legal representation to insurance companies’ insured in all types of tort litigation, including:

Negligence
Products liability
Medical products
Governmental tort claims
Fire losses
Premises liability
Oilfield losses
Injuries
Land damage
Bad faith

We litigate cases in state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma, represent insurance companies in a wide variety of legal actions, and have extensive experience in both negotiating settlements and going to trial.

For knowledgeable and experienced insurance defense legal representation, contact us or visit our office in Chickasha, just outside of Oklahoma City.

Personal Injury and Accidents

Oklahoma City’s Go-To Firm for Personal Injury Lawyers

An accident or injury can quickly lead to one or more parties taking legal action. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit, you require a skilled, aggressive and experienced personal injury attorney to represent your interests. We are civil trial lawyers and litigators with a proven track record of serving clients throughout Oklahoma. We represent clients seeking to recover for the following:

Car accidents
Semi, 18-wheeler accidents
Motorcycle accidents
SUV rollovers
Pedestrian accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents
Premises liability
Truck accidents
Dog bites
Products liability
Medical malpractice
Gas and industrial explosions
Wrongful death

We are dedicated to delivering the most favorable outcome to our clients throughout the civil trial process. Our team of plaintiff’s attorneys are thorough investigators, master negotiators, and aggressive litigators, who will work tirelessly to get you the result you deserve.

To schedule time for a free initial consultation and case evaluation, contact our Chickasha, Oklahoma office today.

Wills, Trusts And Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Lawyers in Oklahoma

Frailey, Chaffin, Cordell, Perryman & Sterkel LLP has been helping families create and execute wills, trusts and estate plans for more than 100 years. Not sure if you need legal assistance with estate planning? Ask yourself the following:

Do you have or anticipate having an aging parent entering a nursing home and needing assistance from Medicare?
Does your family own a ranch, farm, business or property that you want to keep in the family for succeeding generations?
Who will care for your children if you are unable?

Planning for these situations requires legal documentation. There are estate planning tools that can bring you peace of mind and ensure you’re prepared for life’s expected and unexpected events.

To determine which plan will best address you and your family’s unique needs and goals, complete our estate planning case evaluation.

Our team of estate planning lawyers will advise you on your options, with:

Wills
Revocable and irrevocable trusts
Charitable trusts
Guardianships
Living wills, power of attorney and health care directives for medical decisions
Elder law and Medicare estate planning
Wealth preservation strategies and asset protection planning
Business succession planning
Farm estate planning

Just as every client is unique, every estate planning solution our firm develops is unique, with consideration given to your medical condition, assets, and goals.

Contact us for a free estate planning consultation today.

Probate And Trust Administration

Probate and Trust Administration Lawyers in Oklahoma

Have you been named executor of a relative’s will?
Do you need help administering a trust?
Do you believe you have been treated unfairly in a will or that you have lost money because of the mismanagement of a trust?

We can help you. Our probate attorneys have been helping people across Oklahoma, and heirs located outside Oklahoma, with the process of probating an estate within the state for over 100 years.

Complete our probate case evaluation or contact us to get started.

Probate
Probate is the legal process involved in transferring a person’s assets after death. It involves filing with the court, executing any valid will, paying creditors of the estate and collecting on debts owed to the estate, and distributing property to heirs or beneficiaries.

Ancillary Probate
We work with heirs and beneficiaries from across the country who need help probating an estate in Oklahoma. Among the unique aspects of ancillary probate in our state is the need to help heirs negotiate mineral rights and oil and gas leases. ( Learn more about our oil, gas and energy law services ).

Estate Administration
Not every estate plan requires probate. For some property situations, including when most assets are held in a trust, estate administration is all that’s needed to complete the transfer of property to heirs. We also help with the administration of trusts.

Estate Litigation
There are a number of problems that can arise with wills, trusts, or even with the financial management of a person’s estate before death. A retired person may have been the victim of elder financial abuse from a caregiver. The retiree may have been incompetent to write or change a will. The instructions in a will may be vague or unenforceable.

Contact us if you need help understanding and enforcing a will or you want to hold an executor, trustee or someone else responsible for financial mismanagement.

Guardianship, Adoption, Guardian Ad Litem & Parenting Coordinator

Oklahoma Adoption, Guardianship and Guardian Ad Litem Attorneys

Frailey, Chaffin, Cordell, Perryman & Sterkel LLP routinely handles state agency and private adoption, guardianship, and guardian ad litem cases.

Adoptions
We help clients successfully navigate the state’s adoption process and handle adoptions under many different family situations, including step-parent, kinship, and adult adoptions. We love helping Oklahoma families expand through adoption and strive to make the process as smooth, fast, and stress-free as possible.

Guardianship
Guardianship is a process, in which the court appoints an individual to act as a legal guardian of a minor or incapacitated adult (the ward). The legal guardian is responsible for the care, custody and well-being of the ward, including the protection and care of their property or assets. Our firm can advise you and navigate the guardianship process to help ensure the best possible outcome.

Guardian Ad Litem
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is a person — in Oklahoma, it is often an attorney — appointed by the court to make recommendations to the court regarding the “best interest of the child” throughout legal proceedings. Our attorneys have experience acting in the role of GAL to a minor. We conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of the case and then make recommendations to the court in the child’s best interest.

Parenting Coordinator
Parenting Coordinator is an impartial third party appointed by the Court to assist parties in resolving issues and deciding disputed issues where a minor child is involved.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss the legal process for adoption, guardianship, or acting as a guardian ad litem or Parenting Coordinator.

Real Estate

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys

Do you need legal assistance to resolve a Commercial landlord/tenant dispute?
Is a boundary dispute threatening the friendship between you and your neighbor?
Would you like our experienced attorneys to look over a real estate purchase agreement before you sign it?

Contact us today! Our seasoned real estate attorneys are well-versed at handling:

Quiet title issues
Contract disputes
Boundary disputes
Fence line disputes
Real estate contracts
Purchases, sales, and leases
Title and abstract examinations
Roadway and easement disputes
Residential and commercial real estate negotiations

We provide timely, accurate and experienced legal advice for questions on commercial and residential real estate. Call to schedule a free consultation today.

Municipal Law

Skilled Municipal Law and Open Meeting Law Attorneys

Does your rural water district need effective legal representation?
Is there an eminent domain matter being debated at your city council meeting?
Does your local school district have a question about complying with Sunshine Laws?

Our seasoned municipal and open meeting attorneys are equipped to counsel clients with questions on:

Representing school districts and rural water districts.
Guiding government entities with issues of land acquisition, condemnation, and eminent domain.
Helping cities and towns who need legal counsel to run day-to-day affairs like public contract bidding, personnel matters, and open meeting law requirements.

Our municipal lawyers serve as local counsel for government entities and general counsel for several municipalities. We handle matters including open meeting law guidelines, land use and zoning issues, and injuries to people or property by municipal employees.

Contact us to set up a free Consultation with our state, local, and municipal law attorneys.

Oil, Gas & Energy Law

Seasoned Oil, Gas and Energy Lawyers Serving Oklahomans

The team at Frailey, Chaffin, Cordell, Perryman & Sterkel LLP have extensive experience in serving clients in the oil, gas, and energy industries. We represent individual land owners, as well as oil and gas companies across Oklahoma and companies or individual in other states, with interests in Oklahoma.

In our ancillary probate practice, we help heirs and beneficiaries maximize benefits from properties they’ve inherited in Oklahoma.

Energy Company Representation
We represent oil and gas companies with leasing and purchase of mineral rights, mineral conveyance and land damage matters. We handle litigation relating to the Surface Damages Act.

Land Owner Representation
If you’ve been approached by an energy company regarding the use of your land, we can help you understand the terms of any proposed contracts while protecting your interests in contract negotiations. We examine and provide counsel on the following:

Are the terms of your lease contract normal? Is there a lease bonus?
Is the lease fair? Is the royalty interest fair?
How will the rate of compensation for wind-generated electricity be calculated?

We also help property owners consider how energy extraction affects existing farming and ranching operations while still maximizing the value of their property with oil, gas and wind energy land leases.

Contact our energy law attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.

Agricultural Law

The Go-to Law Firm in Oklahoma for Agricultural Law

Has a recent flood killed some of your cattle?
Do you need help with estate planning for the family farm?
Have you suffered crop losses due to natural or artificial conditions?

We can help. Our farm estate planning lawyers have been helping families through probate matters for generations.

Extensive Knowledge of Agricultural and Environmental Law
Our team has years of experience representing clients on agricultural law issues such as:

Contractual issues
Farm estate planning
Lending and leasing programs
Marketing and storage of crops
Patents and copyrights on seeds
Hail damage to crops and livestock
Genetically modified or biotech seeds
Bad faith or unfair insurance coverage
Sales and purchases of farm real estate
Price fixing of crops, fertilizers, or cattle
Flooding that kills cattle or destroys crops
Oil or well breaks causing environmental damage
Formation and structuring of agricultural cooperatives
Financing and collateral for farmland, livestock, and crops
Herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide injuries to animals, humans, or crops

Whether you have legal questions about a business contract, crop damage, buying a farm, or farm financing, our agricultural law attorneys have answers.

Contact us today!