Our focus is primarily in five broad areas of law.

Business

  • Business Organizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Transition and Succession Planning
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions and Leases
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • State and Federal Taxation
  • Securities
  • Franchise Law
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Rural Electric Cooperative Law
  • Finance and Banking Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Administrative Law

With over 150 years of combined business experience, our business attorneys handle a wide array of matters for business entities ranging from sole-proprietorships to publicly traded companies. Our business attorneys represent a diverse group of clients which includes venture capitalists, investors, developers, entrepreneurs, franchisors/franchisees, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trade associations, private foundations, non-profit organizations, cooperatives and other individuals and organizations involved in or contemplating any type of commercial transaction or other business matter.

Litigation

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Complex Business Litigation & Arbitration
  • Employment Law Litigation
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Covenants
  • Torts
  • Tax Controversies
  • Construction Litigation
  • Manufacturing Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Title Insurance Defense
  • Eminent Domain Litigation
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Securities Litigation & Arbitration
  • Administrative Law
  • Debt Collection

Our firm’s litigation practice includes the prosecution and defense of a broad spectrum of civil cases in state, federal, and tribal courts both in and out of Oklahoma, as well as matters before administrative agencies. This includes both trial and appellate work. As a part of this practice, we also regularly engage in mediations and arbitrations. We represent individuals and a variety of corporations, LLCs, and other types of entities. Our practice involves controversies ranging from relatively small cases to those involving many millions of dollars.  A common goal in all these cases is a favorable result at a reasonable cost. And all of them require a mix of knowledge, common sense, thoroughness, commitment, maturity, and tenacity. These are qualities our team of experienced litigators seeks to apply, whether in written pleadings and briefs or in the courtroom itself.

Estate Planning & Elder Law

  • Estate Planning
  • Simple Wills
  • Complex Wills and Trusts
  • Tax-Sensitive Planning
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Charitable Planning
  • Private Foundations
  • Business Succession
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Public Benefits Planning
  • Asset Protection and Management
  • Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Consulting and Representation

A wise person plans ahead and this axiom applies equally well to the important area of personal financial and estate planning, as well as family wealth and business transition planning. We enjoy working with our clients in developing estate planning strategies to enable them to acquire the peace of mind that often comes with getting one’s affairs in order. Our attorneys have handled both complex tax-sensitive estate planning and planning for modest estates. Some client’s estates are encumbered with complex family relationships requiring sophisticated arrangements. We understand and possess the necessary skills and patience to work with our clients in pursuing the solutions to give peace and satisfaction in putting their personal and business wealth transition plan in place.

Please click here to complete our Client Estate Information Form. Mail, fax or e-mail the completed form to our Estate Planning group.

Native American Law

  • Sovereign Immunity Issues
  • Taxation Issues Drafting Tribal Legislation
  • Business Policies and Strategies
  • Application/Interpretation of Tribal Constitutions and Laws
  • Business Organizations
  • Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Business Operations
  • Internal Governance
  • Regulatory Compliance Business Transactions and Contracts
  • Inter-governmental Relations
  • SBA 8(a) Business Development Programs
  • Tribal Litigation
  • Tribal Appellate Practice

Sustainable economic development, especially through tribally-owned business enterprises, has become a central emphasis for most federally-recognized Native American tribes, as they generate the revenue needed to provide opportunities and services for tribal members. Because of their nature, these enterprises are affected by various economic, governmental, legal, and cultural factors. Barber & Bartz has the collective knowledge and skill, developed over years of experience in working with tribes, to help organize and structure efficient and effective tribal business entities, and to create an environment in which their enterprises can grow, while at the same time honoring the history, traditions, and culture of particular nations, and guarding their sovereign immunity which is so critical. We have also worked directly with executive and legislative branches of governments on matters such as interpretation and application of tribal laws and constitutions and relations with state and federal regulatory agencies. Our goal is the success of tribal enterprises for the ultimate benefit of the citizens of the nation.

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Custody Modification or Enforcement
  • Paternity Law
  • High Net Worth Divorces
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianships
  • Marital Agreements
  • Protective Orders
  • DHS Administrative Hearings
  • Juvenile Law
  • Grandparent Visitations
  • Child Support Enforcement

Divorce, child custody or other family law matters can be the most difficult situations to find yourself considering or going through.  Let our experienced and knowledgeable Family Law attorneys help guide you through this season.  From the most amicable case to the most acrimonious case, our attorneys will fight for you to obtain the best outcome possible.  You do not have to face this alone. We are here to help.