David partners with financial institutions to structure, negotiate, and document a wide array of financing transactions including single bank and syndicated credit facilities, project finance, equipment finance, joint venture transactions, and tenants-in-common 1031 exchanges. With significant experience in documenting commercial lending, David is highly skilled in both cash-flow and asset-based transactions, and also adeptly navigates complex scenarios such as restructurings, workouts, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and intercreditor issues. With lending experience that spans sectors from FinTech to healthcare and real estate, David’s financial acumen is as versatile as it is deep. David is known for his efficiency and strategic approach and is committed to closing deals swiftly without compromising on quality or diligence.

 As Oklahoma counsel for LaserPro, the banking industry’s leading provider for loan documentation software, David brings expertise and experience to streamline financial transactions. He also serves as the firm’s liaison for its membership with the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), the industry’s premier professional association for syndicated lending.

David also regularly assists clients in a variety of other areas, including commercial agreements, real estate, tribal sovereign immunity, the negotiation of complex software and other technology-related agreements, and intellectual property issues. 

David serves as Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Business and Corporate Law Section. At the firm, he leads both the Banking and Real Estate practice group and the firm’s IT Committee, where he oversaw the firm’s transition to a cloud-based strategy to best serve clients. Breaking new ground, David distinguished himself as the youngest partner ever to have served on the firm’s Executive Committee, a leadership role he held from 2019 to 2022. 

David is active in the community and serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Jenks, where he assisted with the development and adoption of a new comprehensive plan. David is also a strong supporter of the Tulsa Area United Way and is a Tocqueville Society member.

Committed to delivering results and forging enduring partnerships, David stands as your reliable go-to lawyer for transactional business matters.

Articles and Presentations

Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business, National Business Institute (December 2012)

When Physicians Fire Patients: Avoiding Patient “Abandonment” Lawsuits, Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association (November 2009)


Banking and Finance

  • Borrower's local counsel in a $250 million debtor-in-possession credit facility and $600 million credit facility for an energy company
  • Administrative Agent’s and Collateral Agent’s counsel in $175 million syndicated credit facility for a pipeline transport company
  • Administrative Agent’s and Collateral Agent’s counsel in $125 million syndicated secured working capital facility for a steel mill
  • Administrative Agent’s and Collateral Agent's counsel in $110 million syndicated secured credit facility for a worldwide engine control manufacturer
  • Administrative Agent’s and Collateral Agent's counsel in $80 million syndicated credit facility secured by senior care facilities in multiple states
  • Administrative Agent’s and Collateral Agent’s counsel in $30 million syndicated credit facility to a regional nursery company
  • Lender's counsel in $30 million credit facility to a Native American Tribe to fund expansion of a casino
  • Lender's counsel in $25 million secured loan for acquisition of shopping center
  • Lender's counsel in $20 million secured revolving facility to fund the acquisition of an energy company
  • Lender's counsel in $15 million credit facility to a religious organization
  • Lender's counsel in $15 million HVCRE real estate construction loan
  • Lender's counsel in $15 million secured revolving credit facility for a public company
  • Counsel to hospital public trust in $12 million emergency department financing
  • Borrower's counsel in $9 million credit facility for pipeline equipment manufacturer
  • Lender's counsel in $7 million loan to a fund the acquisition of a health maintenance organization (HMO)
  • Borrower's counsel in $5 million secured credit facility to energy services company
  • Lender's counsel in structuring and drafting of forbearance agreements with defaulting borrowers
  • Counsel to Native American Tribe for restructuring of debt secured by gaming revenues
  • Counsel to widely-used loan documentation software company for Oklahoma law compliance
  • Counsel to debt collection company for servicing agreement with regional bank
  • Counsel to FinTech companies to acquire and maintain state lending licenses
  • Local counsel opinions

Corporate and Securities

  • Counsel to public company for sale of $280 million of assets in a series of transactions
  • Counsel in numerous acquisitions, sales and financings for aircraft, models ranging from LearJet Model 35 to Boeing 777-300ER
  • Counsel to major healthcare provider for negotiation of complex enterprise SaaS (Software as a Service) agreement
  • Counsel to Fortune 500 company for patent and trademark license agreements
  • Counsel to national hedge fund for Native American investment and evaluation of tribal sovereign immunity issues
  • Counsel to steel fabricator for sale of company to international conglomerate
  • Counsel to Native American Tribe for creation of Limited Liability Company Act
  • Counsel to innovative non-profit for software development and sharing of healthcare data with regional healthcare providers
  • Counsel to pharmacy benefits manager for license of enterprise software
  • Counsel to purchasers and sellers of proprietary engineering software
  • Counsel to landlords and tenants in negotiation of commercial real estate leases

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Chair-Elect of Oklahoma Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law Section, 2022

Member of Executive Committee of Firm, 2019-present

Co-Chair of Banking and Real Estate Practice Group, 2018-present

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-present

Chair, Tulsa County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, 2009-2011

Editor-in-Chief, Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, 2006-2007

John Rogers Merit Scholarship, University of Tulsa College of Law, 2004-2007

Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

Community & Professional

Tulsa Area United Way, Tocqueville Society Member

Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), firm liaison

Planning Commissioner for City of Jenks

Southwest Association of Bank Counsel

American Bar Association

Tulsa County Bar Association

American Health Law Association

Tulsa Global Alliance



  • Judicial Intern for Hon. Dana L. Rasure, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, Spring 2007


University of Tulsa, J.D., with honors, 2007

University of Tulsa, B.S.B.A., B.A., Triple Major in Economics, Management Information Systems and Russian Studies, magna cum laude, 2004)


  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma


  • Russian
  • Spanish
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