Oklahoma Oil & Gas and Business Attorneys
Robertson & Williams provides legal services to businesses and the families that own them in Oklahoma City, throughout Oklahoma, and across the United States. With a focus on clients with complex legal issues and significant assets at stake, our experienced lawyers handle transactional and litigation matters in a diverse number of practice areas, including oil & gas law, franchising, banking, business securities, and bankruptcy. Our firm also provides personal legal services for businesspeople looking to secure their families' futures, including estate planning, wealth management, asset protection planning, and probate administration. For further information on our areas of practice, see the business services and personal services pages.
For a small law firm, Robertson & Williams has an exceptional level of experience and prestige. Our firm has been representing local business clients since 1988, establishing a distinguished reputation in the community. Five of our attorneys have been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, indicating that peers in the legal community rank them at the highest levels of professional excellence and ethical standards. Each of our seasoned attorneys brings decades of experience to the firm, offering the specific, discerning expertise needed to address the unique needs of each client we take on. We are dedicated to providing cost-effective, personalized representation to help our clients obtain optimal results in their businesses and personal lives. The firm is minority (native American) outside counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
9658 North May Avenue, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Based in Oklahoma City for more than 20 years, Robertson & Williams provides legal services to business clients throughout the United States. Our legal team offers renowned expertise in a wide variety of business law matters, including:
Oil & Gas
A significant portion of the Robertson & Williams business practice focuses on assisting clients in the oil and gas industry. With a comprehensive understanding of America's oil and gas business and the complexities of government regulation, our attorneys have been representing oil and gas companies for decades. This area of our practice also encompasses the acquisition of all types of interests in oil, gas, and other natural resources. Our clients regularly rely on our seasoned ability to secure these rights and further profit strategies. Our attorneys also assist clients with transactions involving oil and gas securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as any associated litigation. By providing efficient and cost-effective legal services, we maximize the positive impact on clients' businesses and earn their satisfaction, establishing mutually successful, long-term relationships.
Business & Corporate
Our firm's expertise extends to business representation, securities transactions, and litigation. We also provide clients with guidance and representation in commercial real estate matters and commercial litigation. For corporate clients, our attorneys assist with governance and contractual matters, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. We also help business clients with incorporation, or the formation of other business entities, such as limited liability companies and partnerships. Our attorneys assist business clients in all areas of contract negotiations, as well as any disputes arising from contract performance.
Robertson & Williams' franchise law attorneys have extensive experience in representing franchisors and franchisees. Franchise and distribution law involves intricate regulatory standards and enforcement policies. We offer a full range of services in all phases of the franchise development, registration, and negotiation process. We advise and counsel clients on franchise law issues, including FTC and state franchise law registration and disclosure compliance. We work closely with IP counsel for federal and state trademark and service mark registration.
Filing for bankruptcy need not spell disaster for a business and its stakeholders. At Robertson & Williams, we regularly file Chapter 11 business reorganizations for our clients to allow them to reformulate a profit strategy and retain as many assets as possible. We understand the difficulties of managing a business alongside a bankruptcy filing. To ease the burden on our clients, our attorneys will draft the written disclosure statement and plan of reorganization, maintaining constant communication with the client to facilitate an informed business decision. Streamlined and cost-effective legal representation throughout the filing process is the paramount aim of our bankruptcy practice.
Commercial and Business Litigation
When commercial and business disputes arise, Robertson & Williams' clients have strong advocates acting on their behalf. Our attorneys are licensed in Oklahoma and have represented clients in district and appellate courts in Oklahome as well as Federal district and appellate courts throughout the United States. In addition, our attorneys have also served as outside counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Oklahoma for many years. We are an approved minority (native American) firm for the FDIC.
Mark Robertson is a Partner in the offices of Robertson & Williams. Mr. Robertson represents businesses and the families that own them. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of corporate law, mergers, acquisitions, trusts and estates. Other areas of practice are securities, franchising, corporate financing, and nonprofit and charitable organizations.
Mr. Robertson received his undergraduate degree from Depauw University and his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He also studied at the University of Edinburgh where he studied international law, Scottish culture, and scotch whiskey. Mr. Robertson is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and is an active member in the American Bar Association where he serves on the Editorial Board and the Publishing Board for the Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of that Section. He is also currently serving as a the representative in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association for the Law Practice Management Section. He is also a trustee of the College of Law Practice Management.
Mark is very active in the Oklahoma City community serving on various boards such as the Oklahoma Creativity Project, the Lyric Theater and the Kirkpatrick Foundation. In 2008, Mr. Robertson co-authored the book Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies that Work, 3rd Editionwith James A. Calloway. He is married to Susan Robertson and they have two children.