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W. Todd Holman

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Professional Biography

W. Todd Holman is a Shareholder with Barber & Bartz.  In 1991, Mr. Holman graduated with honors from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  In 1999, he received a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Tulsa, where he graduated with highest honors.  Mr. Holman was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1999, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Holman is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Tax Section; Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants; and member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Tax Section.  His educational distinctions include 1991 Outstanding Accounting Graduate, CALI Award for Excellence in Federal Income Taxation, and CALI Award for Excellence in Employee Benefits.  Mr. Holman focuses his practice in the areas of federal, state and local taxation for individuals, corporations and partnerships, including tax minimization, structuring transactions, and representation before taxing authorities; business organizations and transactions; and estate planning.

Personal Biography

I am a native Oklahoman and was raised in Ada, Oklahoma.  I attribute much of my philosophical foundation of devotion to family, hard-work, personal responsibility, and support for individual rights, to my experiences of growing up in a small town in Oklahoma.  While growing-up, I spent a lot of time with family and close friends.  However, rather than following in the footsteps of my father, grandfather and uncle, who dedicated their entire work careers to the same local factory, working 34 years, 38 years and 30 years respectively, I focused on an education.

I attended East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma on a Presidential Leadership Scholarship.  During college, I worked several part-time jobs and participated in a number of campus clubs.  After completing undergraduate studies, I lived in Oklahoma City and worked for an international public accounting firm.  After two years, I moved to Tulsa and worked for Oklahoma’s largest bank.  Five years after completing undergraduate studies, while continuing to work for the bank, I entered law school at the University of Tulsa on a part-time basis.  Ultimately, I stayed on track by attending summer school, completing law school in three years.

Prior to entering the practice of law, I had significant business experience, including several years of experience with international public accounting firms and several years of experience in banking.  While working in public accounting, I assisted clients in analyzing and structuring the tax aspects of business transactions, represented taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, and performed financial audits in various industries.  While working in banking, I helped a number of departments analyze their policies and procedures to achieve optimal effectiveness, with a majority of my time dedicated to mortgage banking functions.

The highlight of my life has been my wife and children.  My wife, Deborah, and I met while working, and married nearly two years later.  We are truly blessed to have two beautiful children with whom we enjoy spending time.  Family time is a priority in our lives.

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