We have a broad range of experience in securities and related legal corporate matters. In the placement of public and private securities offerings, Doerner represents startup companies, Fortune 100 companies, joint ventures, Internet companies and international manufacturing distribution companies. Our clients include companies in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and throughout the state, as well as national companies that do business in Oklahoma. Our lawyers also assist with venture capital and private equity financing, and offer the full range of counseling necessary for Securities and Exchange Commission registration and compliance. Startup and Fortune 100 companies, family owned businesses and partnerships, developers and Indian tribes, public trusts and municipalities – all appreciate the immediate and long-term value Doerner lawyers add to their purchase, sale, financing and infrastructure transactions. Our corporate/securities lawyers are known by energy, manufacturing, banking, real estate, technology, aviation and other clients as experienced, service-driven, easy to do business with and focused on client goals to get deals done – timely, efficiently and cost-effectively. 

We take the time to master the details, are always available to answer questions, and staff each matter so that the lawyers’ experience aligns with the issues and opportunities.

A particular strength of Doerner is that in every transaction, we have the lawyers who know both the law and the business issues as they involve the Oklahoma economy. Because we don’t have to research and familiarize ourselves with unique local and regional concerns at a client’s expense, we add value on day-one, providing answers and innovative solutions as we hit the ground running. Doerner lawyers come to the firm and stay at the firm, so we share history with our business clients that is invaluable to them over time. As we continue to develop knowledge and insights about our clients, we provide comprehensive, consistent advice that supports long-term relationships built on trust, shared goals and mutual understanding.

  • Represented the parent company of a nationally recognized general contractor, with operations in multiple states, in the sale of the company to another nationally recognized contractor through a transaction that involved the coordination and segregation of diverse real estate holdings, operations and subsidiaries immediately prior to the closing.
  • Assisted an energy marketing company in negotiating and restructuring a new and increased $60 million line of secured debt, a transaction that included security interests and real estate mortgages in multiple states.
  • Counseled a national propane distributor in the sale of a piped system operation in the state of Florida to a local utility, which required identification of easements, private and public rights-of-way, and related storage facilities necessary to actually transfer the assets.
  • Represented a national propane marketer in the purchase of the assets of an operating propane company with associated real estate that required remediation of discovered environmental conditions.
  • Acted on behalf of the seller of an aircraft hangar facility and office building, a transaction that included a ground lease from an airport authority involving an assignment and amendment of the ground lease to a governmental educational entity.
  • Handled, for a Tulsa-based oil and gas company, its sale of an aggregate of $220 million of leasehold interests and minerals to nationally recognized energy companies in three separate transactions over a period of 18 months.
  • Helped an Oklahoma City-based construction company sell its assets to another Oklahoma City-based construction company in a transaction valued in excess of $6 million.
  • Represented a Tulsa-based engineering company in (1) the owner’s purchase of a majority of LLC membership interests from a brand-name energy company in a transaction valued in excess of $6 million, (2) the company’s sale, design and construction of an oil and gas-related facility to a Middle Eastern country in a transaction valued in excess of $75 million, and (3) the company’s bank financing transaction guaranteed by Ex-Im bank.
  • Prepared for an Austin-based software development company a private offering memorandum in connection with the company’s offer and sale of an aggregate of $4 million in LLC membership interests to investors.
  • Served as counsel to an Oklahoma grocery store chain in its acquisition of a company through a forward triangular merger, which combined with a related employee stock ownership plan and corporate transactions, was valued in excess of $8 million.
  • Prepared for a Tulsa-based oil and gas company a private offering memorandum in connection with the company’s offer and sale of an aggregate of $6 million in LLC membership interests to investors in two separate drilling funds.
  • Advised an international non-profit professional organization on zoning, construction, development and financing issues related to its new international headquarters building.
  • Worked with a national retail developer of the first retail power center in Tulsa to help the client obtain Tax Increment Financing (an economic development incentive) that was the largest TIF amount awarded in Tulsa history.
  • Represented a major retail cell phone company in its lease and acquisition of hundreds of properties across the U.S.
  • Acted on behalf of a Tulsa technology and manufacturing company in the negotiation, drafting and execution of a complex software and intellectual property license agreement and stock acquisition.

  • Counsel to targets and acquirers in a variety of public and private company mergers and acquisitions, including advice on benefits, intellectual property, environmental, labor/employment and other issues that arise in structuring, negotiating and completing complex business combination transactions.
  • Counsel to family businesses in every stage of their life cycles, from incorporation, dynamic growth, acquisitions and dispositions, to helping them achieve personal and professional goals via their successful exit strategies – sale, transfer of assets, philanthropy and more.
  • Representation of selling shareholders and borrowers in leveraged Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) transactions.
  • Assistance to municipalities, municipal authorities and other public trusts in bond issues and related borrowing transactions.
  • Guidance to business clients in the formation and financing of all forms of businesses, including incorporation, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures.
  • Advice on antitrust issues arising under the Sherman Act and other statutes in joint ventures, collaboration agreements, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Tax advice on a full range of transactions involving corporations, subchapter S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

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Whether a regulatory concern, financing, merger or sale, your next transaction could be the most important your company or organization ever undertakes. If you are looking for a better result at a reasonable cost, we will work with you to understand your business goals and expectations, steer clear of obstacles and provide solutions. You can trust Doerner to be highly responsive, efficient and easy to work with.

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