Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C.

Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C.

Skilled Oklahoma City oil and gas attorneys who understand your business

Firm Overview

Since its formation in 1983, Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C. has focused on all aspects of oil, gas and energy law for a diverse client base that includes oil and gas companies, operators, landowners, lease brokers and others. Our firm relies on its extensive experience and in-depth knowledge to provide sound counsel and efficient transactional and litigation services in a solution-driven, client-focused and cost-effective manner.

Our legal team of knowledgeable and award-winning attorneys has earned the respect of clients, peers and the state agencies before which they practice. Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C. takes pride in building and nurturing long-term relationships with its clients.

Delivering sound legal counsel and comprehensive representation throughout Oklahoma

Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C. provides high-quality and dependable legal services to our oil and gas and business clients in the following areas:

-Oil, gas and energy law
-Litigation
-Environmental law
-Business and real estate transactions

Successfully serving clients in Oklahoma:
Located in downtown Oklahoma City, Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C. represents clients throughout Oklahoma and across the United States.
Main Office

Main Office
One Leadership Square
211 N Robinson STE 1350
Oklahoma City  OK  73102

Phone
  • (405) 445-7658
Fax
  • (405) 232-6515
Business
Meticulously taking care of your business and real estate matters throughout Oklahoma
Businesses encounter challenges and the ever-changing business environment continually presents new ones. Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C. provides sound representation and advice to help you meet your business goals.

We safeguard your interests and rights when it is time to purchase or sell real estate, consider structuring a business, meet the changing needs during the life of a business or sell the business when the time comes. Our firm will negotiate your business and real estate transactions to make sure the agreement you are entering is a fair and favorable one.

The services we provide include the following:

-Corporate and business formation
-Corporate acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
-Corporate governance
-Foreclosure actions
-Contract drafting and negotiation
-Lease agreements
-Purchase and sale agreements
-Zoning and condemnation actions
-Easements and right-of-ways
-Environmental compliance

Our attorneys work with clients to avoid the likelihood of litigation by drafting and reviewing sound contracts and agreements. However, contract disputes can still occur even if parties have put their agreements into writing. Our firm is experienced in providing aggressive litigation services to defend or assert your claims.

John C. Moricoli, Jr.

Partner

The firm's founder, John C. Moricoli, Jr., heads our oil and gas practice. Mr. Moricoli has has extensive experience before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the regulatory agency for the oil and gas industry in the State of Oklahoma. Our clients benefit from his 38 years of experience and his ability to resolve issues.

Areas of practice:
-Oil and gas law
-Business and corporate law
-Civil litigation
-Regulatory agency practice

Admitted to practice:
-Oklahoma, 1974
-Awards and honors

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1974
-University of Oklahoma, B.S.M.E., 1968

Professional memberships:
-Oklahoma Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Special agencies:
Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Military Experience:
Captain, U.S. Army, Active Duty, 1968 - 1971

Biography:
-Born in Fort Worth, Texas
-Phi Delta Phi
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

Philip A. Schovanec

Partner

Areas of practice:
-Civil litigation
-Federal civil litigation
-Complex litigation
-Probate law
-Estate planning
-Trusts and estates
-Oil and gas law
-Business law
-Corporate transactions
-Real estate transactions

Admitted to practice:
-Oklahoma, 1994
-U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, 1994
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1996

Education:
-University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1994
-Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1991

Professional memberships:
-Oklahoma County Bar Association
-Oklahoma Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Biography:
-Born in Enid, Oklahoma
-Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review, 1993 - 1994
-Author, "The Sale of Property Under Section 363: The Validity of Sales Conducted Without Proper Notice," 46 Okla. L. Rev. 489 (1994)
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    Juris Doctorate , 1994

Robert D. Kellogg

Member

Areas of practice:
-Environmental law
-Oil and gas law
-Title examinations
-Probate

Admitted to practice:
Oklahoma, 1978

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Phi Delta Phi

Education:
-Oklahoma City University, J.D., 1977
-University of Oklahoma, B.S. in Zoology, 1972

Professional memberships:
-Oklahoma County Bar Association
-Oklahoma Bar Association
founding member and former chair, Environmental Law Section
-American Bar Association

Publications:
Author, "Historical Overview of Environmental Laws", 83 OBAJ 369 (2/11/2012)

Reported cases:
-Toxic Waste Impact Group v. Leavitt, 755 P.2d 626 (Okl. 1988) and 890 P.2d 906 (Okl. 1994)
-Stewart v. Rood, 796 P.2d 321 (Okl. 1990)

Military experience:
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1964 - 1968

Biography:
-Born in Brooklyn, New York
-General Counsel, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, 1993 - 1998
-Member, Air and Waste Management Association, 1998
-Registered Environmental Professional, No. 671, Oklahoma, 1976
Education
  • Oklahoma City University
    Juris Doctorate , 1977

David R. Gleason

Member

Education:
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. with Honors
-Member, Oklahoma Law Review
-Member, Order of the Coif
-Recipient of Comfort "Top Ten" Scholarship
-Received five American Jurisprudence Awards for earning
the highest overall grade in: Contracts,
Criminal Law, Real Estate Transactions, Individual
Income Tax, and Trial Techniques

University of Oklahoma, B.A. with distinction
- Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society

Professional Memberships:
-Oklahoma Bar Association
-Oklahoma County Bar Association
-Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society
-Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association

Biography:
-Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
-Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C., 2012 - present

John R. Arrowood

Member

Education:
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D.
-Member, Order of the Barristers
-Member, Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology
-Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court, Overall Champion 2015, Best Brief Award 2014 and 2015

University of Oklahoma, B.A. cum laude

Professional Memberships:
-Oklahoma Bar Association
-Oklahoma County Bar Association
-Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society
-Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association

Biography:
-Born in Norman, Oklahoma
-Moricoli & Schovanec, P.C. - 2015 to present
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