Mary P. Huckabee Selected for Leadership Tulsa Class 51
Conner & Winters associate Mary P. Huckabee has been selected to be a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 51. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Ms. Huckabee’s practice focuses on employee benefits and Native American law. Leadership Tulsa is a 9 month program with monthly classes designed to explore the systems and needs of Tulsa, develop leadership skills and build a network to make a difference.
Conner & Winters Names Five New Partners
Conner & Winters has named five attorneys as partners at the firm. The new partners are: Crystal A. Johnson, Heidi M. Nichols, Amber J. Prince, David S. Randolph and Elizabeth G. Zeiders.
Crystal A. Johnson concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, including: complex litigation, bankruptcy, and employment law in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. Ms. Johnson also has experience in all types of business transactions including commercial finance transactions, leases and real estate sales and acquisitions. Ms. Johnson earned her undergraduate degree in business in 2004 from the University of Arkansas and a juris doctor degree with highest honors in 2007 from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she earned Order of the Coif and was Assistant Managing Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. Prior to joining Conner & Winters, Ms. Johnson served as a United States District Court Clerk for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Heidi M. Nichols’ practice is focused primarily in litigation. Ms. Nichols, who works in the firm’s Oklahoma City office, has experience in complex litigation and business transactions, serving clients in many industries, including insurance, oil and gas, medical malpractice and product liability. She graduated cum laude from Ithaca College in New York. She earned her juris doctor degree from Saint Louis University in 2002. In 1998, Ms. Nichols was named the NCAA Female Athlete of the Year for New York, and was also named NCAA All-American and Academic All-American for both Volleyball and Track and Field. She enjoys volunteering her time in community outreach programs, including speaking engagements at local schools on important legal issues such as bullying and harassment
Amber J. Prince is an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice in the Northwest Arkansas office. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of transportation and complex litigation, including tractor-trailer accidents, products liability, and business torts. Ms. Prince has worked with many reputable corporations and their counsel while defending multimillion-dollar lawsuits. She has also assisted in the organization and execution of major transportation seminars. Clients represented by Ms. Prince include companies in the retail, food service, insurance, and transportation industries. Ms. Prince received a bachelor of science in Business Administration degree in 2004 and a juris doctor degree in 2007, both from the University of Arkansas. She has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past three years.
David S. Randolph practices in the corporate group in the firm’s Tulsa office with particular emphasis in banking and finance and mergers and acquisitions. In his banking practice, Mr. Randolph has represented lenders in a wide range of matters, including cash flow and asset-based lending. Mr. Randolph’s M&A experience includes both public and private companies ranging in scope from local to international. He also regularly represents clients in a variety of other areas, including the formation of business entities, real estate matters, Native American / American Indian law issues, the negotiation of complex software agreements, intellectual property issues and general corporate matters. Mr. Randolph earned his undergraduate degrees in 2004 from the University of Tulsa, where he was a triple-major in Economics, Management Information Systems and Russian Studies. In 2007, he received his juris doctor degree, with honors, also from the University of Tulsa.
Elizabeth G. Zeiders practices in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate services and banking. Ms. Zeiders, who works in the firm’s Tulsa office, specializes in business acquisitions and dispositions, corporate governance, negotiation of business contracts, complex commercial real estate transactions, leasing, resolution of title issues, pipeline easement issues, real estate related litigation and mortgage transactions. Her clients include public and privately held companies, large national retailers and restaurants, real estate developers, energy companies, banks, nonprofits and private individuals. Ms. Zeiders has industry expertise in the retail, manufacturing, energy, construction, real estate, and banking industries. Ms. Zeiders graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in 1995 with a bachelor of arts degree. She earned a masters of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma graduating summa cum laude in 1999. Ms. Zeiders earned her juris doctor degree with honors with from the University of Tulsa in 2006.
Significant Decision By U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Has Significance for Creditors
There was a very significant decision issued on Christmas Eve by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. To read a short paper addressing the decision and highlighting its significance for creditors written by Conner & Winters partner Andrew R. Turner click here.
Conner & Winters Sponsors “A Day at Iron Gate”
Conner & Winters was proud to sponsor “A Day at Iron Gate” on December 18th. Iron Gate is a soup kitchen and food pantry in Downtown Tulsa. As the first law firm to participate in this sponsorship program, Conner & Winters provided a cash donation and attorneys volunteered their time to serve breakfast. For more information about Iron Gate, click here.
J. Ryan Sacra Profiled in THE TULSA WORLD
Conner & Winters partner J. Ryan Sacra was profiled in the October 22nd edition of THE TULSA WORLD. The article discusses how Sacra and his two brothers practice law in Tulsa in diverse environments. Read article
Teresa Meinders Burkett Honored at Woman of the Year Gala and
Inducted into The Journal Record’s Circle of Excellence
Conner & Winters partner Teresa Meinders Burkett was honored at a black tie gala in Oklahoma City as she was recognized by The Journal Record for leadership in business and service to the community. As a three-time honoree of The Journal Record’s Fifty Making a Difference program, Burkett is a 2013 inductee into the program’s Circle of Excellence. Click here to read The Journal Record’s profile piece on Burkett and the article about the gala.