Representative Experience
(Prior results described on this website do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

  • Business Transactions

    $13.1 Million Term and Revolving Loan Facility
    In October 2012, GableGotwals represented the lender in the negotiation and documentation of $13.1 million term and revolving loan facility to a local oil and gas producer.

    $14.5 Million Term Loan Facility
    In September 2012, GableGotwals represented the lender in the negotiation and documentation of $14.5 million term loan facility to an oil and gas producer.

    Workout and Restructure of $90 Million Senior Credit Facility
    In the summer of 2012, GableGotwals represented the agent bank in connection with the workout and restructure of $90,000,000 syndicated senior credit facility consisting of a domestic term and revolving loans, an export-related revolving credit facility, and conduit bond issuance by governmental development authority; restructure included the negotiation of a new senior credit facility, the sale of a controlling interest in the borrower to a newly-formed holding company owned by private equity investors, and issuance of subordinated notes to mezzanine lenders.

    $180 Million Tax-exempt Hospital Bond Issue.
    In 2012, GableGotwals acted as special borrower’s counsel for a hospital system’s issuance of approximately $180 million of tax-exempt bonds to finance the acquisition of a hospital facility.

    Native American Gaming Loans
    The firm is currently advising one of its banking clients in connection with the creation of the client’s Native American gaming loan portfolio, including representing the client in multiple loans to various tribal gaming agencies and tribal gaming entities to be used for general working capital and/or capital expenditures and secured by a pledge of all revenues generated by tribal gaming facilities.

    $31.6 Million Construction Loan for Hotel Renovation
    In April 2012, GableGotwals represented the lender in a $31.6 million construction loan to a hotel development group to refurbish the historic St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas; the project also involved the use of historic tax credits.

    Professional Services Agreements
    In 2012, the firm represented a major global executive search firm in negotiating professional services agreements with various Fortune 500 companies, public and private universities, US and foreign governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.

    $4.6 Million Acquisition
    GableGotwals represented the purchaser in a $4.6 million acquisition of real estate, equipment and other assets of a manufacturing business.

    Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP IPO
    In 2011, the Firm represented Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP in the registration of its limited partnership units with the Securities and Exchange Commission and listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Firm led the successful initial public offering of 5,400,000 units and the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option to purchase an additional 810,000 units.

    $12 Million Construction Loan for Renovation of Tulsa City Hall
    In October 2011, GableGotwals represented the lender in an approximately $12 million construction loan to be used in connection with historic rehabilitation tax credits to renovate and refurbish Tulsa’s Old City Hall for use as a hotel.

    Sale of Family of Lumber Companies to Private Equity Group
    In 2010, the firm advised stockholders and management of a group of privately held lumber wholesale businesses in a recapitalization whereby a private equity firm acquired substantially all of the sellers’ assets for consideration consisting of cash purchase price and phantom equity rights for management.

    $125 Million Revolving Credit Facility
    In October and November 2011, the firm represented the agent bank and a group of lenders in the negotiation and closing of a $125 million credit facility secured by assets in various states and in Canada, which included a foreign currency subfacility.

    $100 Million Oil and Gas Facility
    In July and August 2011, GableGotwals represented an oil and gas company borrower in the negotiation and closing of a $100 million credit facility secured by oil and gas properties in other states.

    $1.2 Billion Revolving Credit Facility - ONEOK Partners, L.P.
    In July and August 2011, the firm represented ONEOK Partners, L.P. in the negotiation and documentation of its new $1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility extended by a group of lenders.

    Acquisition of Processing Plant
    In June 2011, GableGotwals represented a client in the purchase of the assets comprising a significant part of a fractionation facility in Kansas, along with related equipment.  The purchase price was $84 million.

    $18 Million Term and Revolving Loan Facility
    In 2011, GableGotwals represented the lender in the negotiation and documentation of an $18 million term and revolving loan facility to a local publicly-traded borrower. 

    $1.2 Billion Revolving Credit Facility - ONEOK, Inc.
    In March and April 2011, GableGotwals represented ONEOK, Inc. in the negotiation and documentation of its new $1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility extended by a group of lenders.

    Disposition
    In 2010, GableGotwals represented a group of companies that sold all their assets associated with a wholesale lumber operation, with locations in several states.

    Domestic and Export-Related Loan Facility
    In 2010, GableGotwals represented the agent bank and a group of lenders in the negotiation and documentation of a $20 million domestic revolving credit facility and a $25 million export-related revolving credit facility guaranteed in part by the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

    $1.2 Billion Commercial Paper Program
    In October 2011, the firm represented a master limited partnership in connection with the expansion of its commercial paper program from $1.0 billion to $1.2 billion

    Shelf Registration Statement
    GableGotwals advised an energy company in connection with filing of an automatic shelf registration statement in September 2011.

    $1.3 Billion Public Offering
    In January 2011, GableGotwals represented an energy company in connection the issuance of $650 million of 30-year senior notes and $650 million of 5-year senior notes.

    Public Offering in Excess of $320 Million
    The firm represented a master limited partnership in connection with the public sale of approximately 5.5 common unit representing limited partner interests which resulted in proceeds of approximately $322.6 million in February 2010.

    $30 Million Tax-Exempt Educational Bond Financing
    In March 2011, the firm represented an educational institution in connection with the issuance of $30 million of tax-exempt bonds.

    $140 Million Tax-Exempt Health Care Bond Financing
    The firm is assisting a health care institution in the development of a tax-exempt bond financing.

    Health Care Transactions
    In 2011, the firm assisted several medical groups in the formation of new medical ventures.

    $10 Million and $8 Million Professional Services Agreements
    In 2011, the firm represented a major international executive search firm in negotiating a $10 million master services agreement with a Fortune 50 technology company and an $8 million master services agreement with a Fortune 50 global bank, as well as a number of other professional services agreements with various companies, government entities and non-profit organizations.

    $20 Million Sale of Drilling Rigs
    In 2011, the firm represented the seller in the purchase and sale of $20 million of drilling rigs and the related financing.

    $13.3 Million Construction Loan
    GableGotwals represented the lender in a $13.3 million loan transaction that enabled the borrower to construct a 228-unit apartment complex.

    $400 Million Credit Facility
    GableGotwals represented an energy company in acquiring a $400 million 364-day revolving credit facility for working capital, mergers and acquisitions, refinancing of indebtedness and other general corporate purposes.

    $7 Million Loan to Native American Entity
    GableGotwals represented the lender in a $7 million loan to finance the purchase of equipment for a new gaming site in Oklahoma.

    $23.5 Million Credit Facility for Renovation of the Mayo Hotel
    GableGotwals represented the lender in a $23.5 million loan transaction that enabled the borrower to renovate the historic Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The project also relied substantially on historic rehabilitation tax credits.

    $600 Million Public Offering of Senior Notes
    A publicly traded master limited partnership issued $600 million of 30-year senior notes under the partnership’s existing shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GableGotwals represented the company in the transaction.

    Restructuring of $40 Million Credit Facility
    GableGotwals represented the lender in the restructuring of two credit facilities to enhance sales of the company's goods to foreign customers and for general working capital needs. Each of the two credit facilities totaled $20 million.

    $30 Million Loan to Native American Entity
    GableGotwals represented a national bank that provided a $30 million loan to a Native American tribe to be used in the construction of a new casino.

  • Litigation Case Results

    Energy Litigation Group successfully persuades North Dakota court to refuse to certify a class action
    A North Dakota court refused to certify a class action urged by a plaintiff on behalf of royalty owners in a large production unit in North Dakota. The lease royalty provisions at issue allowed for deduction of certain post-production costs. In opposing the motion for class certification, the Defendants argued against certification of the class, and additionally opposed certification based on the merits of the underlying action, filing motions for summary judgment in favor of all of the defendants.

    Litigation Team Secures Dismissal of Federal Action Against Corporate Directors and Officers
    In granting the motion to dismiss, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma found that under the fiduciary shield doctrine, the corporation’s contacts with the forum state cannot be used to establish jurisdiction with its officers and directors.

    Obtained Victory for Life Insurance Company
    Represented life insurance company before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and obtained favorable judgment for client regarding whether the deceased’s beneficiaries were entitled to accidental death benefits after an overdose of prescription drugs. 

    Complaint to trial in less than 60 days
    With a prompt adjudication on the merits crucial to the development of a $250 million wind farm project, the firm persuaded a federal court to set a merits trial less than two months after the case was filed. At trial, the Honorable Judge Gregory Frizzell found that in this instance, the proposed wind farm would not interfere with the plaintiff's reasonable use of the surface estate to explore and develop its mineral interest and defeated the plaintiff's request for a permanent injunction. 

    Billion Dollar Affirmative Injunctive Relief
    Pursued and successfully obtained injunctive relief worth approximately one billion dollars requiring affirmative assignment of oil and gas properties to rightful owner and successfully defended appeal of trial court decision to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

    Multi-Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Judgment
    Obtained multi-million dollar medical malpractice judgment in action tried to state court jury and affirmed by appellate court on appeal. 

    Judgment Involving Properties Valued in Excess of $100 Million
    In complex preferential rights action involving property valued in excess of $100 million, obtained judgment for client and successfully defended judgment in Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Representation of Interstate Pipeline in Royalty Owner Class Action
    Class plaintiffs sought more than $1.4 billion in damages.  Successful motion practice on behalf of defendant reduced claims by 75%, and, following a multi-week trial, client was able to settle for a fraction of the damages sought.

    Property Judgment Involving in Excess of $65 Million in Properties
    Obtained favorable trial court decision in verdict tried to jury in action involving complex contract action in Texas litigation involving claims valued in excess of $65 million.

    Successful Trial Court and Appellate Representation Against MMS
    Successfully handled trial court and subsequent appeal in matter involving Mineral Management Services, obtaining a favorable en banc decision for client in Circuit Court of Appeals.  

    Obtained Plaintiffs’ Verdict in Excess of $100 Million
    Successfully brought class action against utility company, obtaining trial verdict in excess of $100 million and successfully handled appeal which was affirmed by Arkansas Supreme Court. 

    Affirmance by State Appellate Court of $742 Million Verdict
    In breach of merger agreement, obtained $742 million verdict and affirmance of same on appeal to state appellate court. 

    Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in Complex Commercial Litigation
    In complex commercial lawsuit obtained multi-million dollar verdict in addition to declaratory relief valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, including successful defense of same on appeal.

    Multi-Million Dollar Plaintiffs Verdict
    Three month trial of ground breaking private realator qui tam action under the False Claims Act.  Case was settled after favorable jury verdict, but before statutory penalties were imposed by the Court. 

    MDL Class Action Antitrust Litigation
    Obtained summary judgment for Fortune 500 company in multi-district class action antitrust litigation. 

    Summary Judgment at Trial Court
    Obtained summary judgment for third party defendant in a class action involving indemnification claims exceeding $100 million.

    Obtained Dismissal (Forum Non Conveniens) and Appellate Affirmance
    In an action involving foreign litigants, obtained favorable trial court decision dismissing client based on forum non conveniens which dismissal was upheld by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

    Successful Appellate Representation
    Represented insurer in action before Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and obtained reversal of trial court with instruction for district court to enter judgment in favor of defendant on bad faith claims. 

    Summary Judgment at Trial Court
    In action representing employer, obtained summary judgment in favor of client/employer in claim involving sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII.

    Obtained Summary Judgment for Employer
    In action by Plaintiff alleging age discrimination and related employment claims, obtained favorable trial court rulings.