Doug Rather has practiced in the area of general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions for over 25 years.  Mr. Rather has worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel.  In his business-oriented practice, he emphasizes tax planning, and he is regularly consulted by other members of the firm's corporate securities group for his tax expertise and his experience in developing executive and broad-based equity compensation plans.  Mr. Rather is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the Tax category.  In his career, he has represented oil and gas exploration and development companies, drilling companies, real estate investment trusts, power plant developers, a tobacco manufacturer and medical practice groups.


Has spoken at numerous seminars sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association and University of Tulsa.

Author of various articles published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Tax Law) (1999-2020)

Oklahoma Law Review Note Editor 1981

Nathan Scarrit Award

Order of the Coif

Community & Professional

New Mexico Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals


Alerts & Publications



University of Oklahoma, J.D., with honors, 1982

Oklahoma State University, B.A., 1978


  • Arkansas - 1996
  • New Mexico - 1995
  • Oklahoma - 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court - 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court - 1983
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