We have prepared a number of forms that may be useful for Oklahoma organizations. Attorneys may download the forms and use them as examples for how a few common legal documents might be phrased.
Form of LLC operating agreement
Form of Certificate of Incorporation
Form of bylaws
We are actively engaged in continuing legal education and offer some papers that may be useful to you.
Gary W. Derrick, “Recent Developments in Oklahoma Business and Corporate Law – 2014” (Nov. 30, 2014)
Abstract: Technological advances, increased information flows, greater productivity, and globalized expansion have produced a rate of global economic change not witnessed since the Industrial Revolution. The law has raced to catch markets and businesses that come and go and morph in unexpected ways. One could argue that the rapid pace of change within the financial markets – and the inability of investors and regulators to fully understand the changes – was a principal cause of the financial collapse and resulting recession. In some ways, the law still struggles to keep up.
Gary W. Derrick, “Recent Developments in Oklahoma Business and Corporate Law – 2013” (Nov. 13, 2013)
Abstract: The economic recession and the Federal regulatory response have dominated the topic of corporate and business law since 2007. Rules from the massive JOBS Act continue to be implemented. These include the elimination of the general solicitation prohibition under Rule 506 of Regulation D and the release of proposed rules for the crowdfunding exemption. The year also saw important developments in Delaware and Oklahoma.
Gary W. Derrick, “Recent Developments in Oklahoma Business and Corporate Law – 2012” (Nov. 1, 2012)
Abstract: The economic recession and the Federal regulatory response have given us much to discuss. Since 2007, we have talked about the mortgage crisis, the derivatives markets, the collapse of global financial institutions, an unsettling, world-wide economic downturn, Federal bailouts and sweeping regulatory changes. Other developments have attracted much less notice, but are intriguing in their own right. We shall explore several developments on the national front, such as crowdfunding and benefit corporations, before covering the Oklahoma developments.
Gary W. Derrick, “Business Organizations for Lawyers and Law Firms” (Sept. 2009)
Abstract: Oklahoma lawyers today have a wide range of entities through which they may practice. In addition to the historical choices of sole proprietorships and partnerships, Oklahoma lawyers may practice through corporations (either C or S corporations), limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships. Each entity has unique characteristics, which pose numerous advantages and disadvantages. This paper will examine the advantages and disadvantages of these entities to provide a basis on which lawyers may make informed decisions about what entity is right for them.