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Ron B. Barber

Director and Shareholder
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Professional Biography

Ron B. Barber is a shareholder and one of the founders of Barber & Bartz.  He was born in Poteau, Oklahoma.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting, and received his Juris Doctorate in 1980 from the University of Tulsa.  He was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1980, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in 1981, and to the United States Tax Court in 1982.  Mr. Barber is also a Certified Public Accountant.  He is a member of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Cherokee Nation, and the American Bar Associations; the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  His practice includes Taxation, Business Organizations and Transactions, Estate Planning and Real Estate law.  Mr. Barber is listed in Oklahoma’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012; and Tulsa’s Top Lawyers, 2011 and 2012 – Tulsa People Magazine.  Mr. Barber has consistently been ranked among Oklahoma’s top lawyers, and he is listed in the 2013 edition of Oklahoma’s Legal Leaders as a top attorney in the areas of Business and Commerce, Taxation, and Trusts and Estates.

Personal Biography

I grew up in Poteau, a small town in southeastern Oklahoma.  After attending the University of Arkansas on a football scholarship, I received the degree of Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and entered the University of Tulsa School of Law, from which I received the degree of Juris Doctor in May 1980.  While still in law school, I sat for and passed the CPA exam and, upon graduation, began my professional career with an established Tulsa law firm, concentrating in tax and estate planning, and business and real estate transactions.  In February 1982, I formed by own firm, which became Barber & Bartz in 1988.

I oversee the Firm’s business division, which includes the areas of corporate, real estate, tax and estate planning law, and I serve as the Firm’s managing shareholder.  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent a wide variety of business organizations, such as manufacturing, telecommunications and computer companies, private foundations, developers, professional service groups and venture capital organizations.

My wife Debbie and I have one son, Ben, and one daughter, Maggie.  We also have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Brady, and three beautiful grandchildren.  I have enjoyed coaching youth baseball, football and basketball, and serve on the Board of Directors of a variety of business and nonprofit organizations.  My hobbies include music and sporting activities.

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