McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile

McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile

McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile, LLP is a premier law firm with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Firm Overview

Our attorneys are highly regarded throughout the mid-continent region, as well as nationally for their exceptional legal skills and steadfast client representation. We are active members of the bar, holding positions of leadership, publishing articles, and speaking at continuing legal education seminars. Above all, we hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and professional standards. Our attorneys include seasoned trial lawyers with extensive experience in the courtroom; experienced negotiators skilled in conflict resolution; and business advisors who are insightful and creative. Diversity of skills and culture of cooperation strengthen their abilities to solve complex legal problems.

Our attorneys represent clients from diverse corners of the business world in all manner of transactions and disputes and partner with us in an effort to find innovative legal solutions; allowing us to become trusted advisors and aggressive advocates. Regardless of the circumstances, we are committed to providing unsurpassed legal services.

Main Office

Main Office
15 East Fifth Street, Suite 1400
Tulsa, OK 74103




The Law Offices of McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile will represent your Business legal matters.

The Law Offices of McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile will represent your Business legal matters.

Gary McDonald

McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile

Mr. McDonald has developed a balanced practice over the past 38 years by providing counsel to private and business organizations while also undertaking litigation matters for a number of clients in various forums and industries. This blend of business representation and litigation experience has given Mr. McDonald a unique perspective not commonly available in today's legal environment and culture.

Throughout his career, Mr. McDonald has served in General Counsel roles, assisting businesses in dealing with everyday issues as well as strategic planning. His experience in this area ranges from contract negotiation and drafting, negotiating and obtaining financial arrangements and acquisitions, to coordinating real estate matters for manufacturing, retail, energy, and other businesses.

In addition to development of the business advisor aspect of his practice, Mr. McDonald has developed experience and expertise which mark him as a regional leader in business litigation and corporate restructuring matters in and out of court. Mr. McDonald is equally comfortable in a corporate boardroom or a federal courtroom, seeking to develop practical and cost-effective solutions to the challenges which face business.

Mr. McDonald is recognized by Best Lawyers as among the nation's best in business reorganization and has represented debtors, Chapter 11 Trustees, and Official Unsecured Creditor Committees which have successfully obtained confirmed Bankruptcy Plans of Reorganization in many industries, including tier one automotive manufacturing, grocery, wholesale food distribution, petroleum production, petroleum transportation, petroleum engineering, natural gas gathering systems, retail, financial services, commercial real estate, real estate development, steel mill, production, and medical technology. Mr. McDonald has, on a regular basis, represented the interest of investors, lenders, secured creditors, and Committees of Creditors. Mr. McDonald was actively involved in the SemCrude bankruptcy case in Delaware in connection with representation of Oil Producers' Interests from four states (Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico).

Mr. McDonald is active in community affairs and professional associations, serving or having served as a board member and officer of several civic and professional organizations, including service on the Tulsa Catholic Diocesan Finance Counsel and the Margaret Hudson Program.

Areas of Practice:
-Corporate and Commercial Transactional Matters
-Commercial Litigation
-Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
-Creditor Work Outs/Restructuring

-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1975
-Juris Doctor
-Law Journal: Arkansas Law Review, Member
-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1972, Bachelor of Arts

Classes/Seminars Taught:
-Frequent Seminar Lecturer, Creditors' Rights
-Key Note Address to MidCon Expo '09 Oil and Gas Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, sponsored by the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association

Honors and Awards:
-The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy Law and Creditors Rights, 1987-2013; Banking Litigation, 2012
-'AV' Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-American Bankruptcy Institute

Court Admission:
-Oklahoma, 1975
-Arkansas, 2011
-All United States District Courts in Oklahoma
-Third Circuit Court of Appeals
-Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
-United States Supreme Court


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center