Kenneth McConkey Mr. McConkey has developed a practice that is focused primarily on transactional matters, with approximately twenty percent devoted to litigation as it arises out of the underlying transactions. The focus of Mr. McConkey's practice is in representing the client, in both their individual and business needs. It is a simple truth that many times a client's personal and business interests are intertwined and often inseparable. In providing insightful and effective counsel to his clients in both areas, Mr. McConkey has developed knowledge and experience in assisting his clients in structured planning for future challenges, and resolving current conflicts. Typical matters addressed for individual clients include estate planning, probate, federal (IRS) and state (OTC) tax disputes/protests, preparation of qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) to divide qualified retirement plan assets as marital property pursuant to a divorce, estate beneficiary disputes, protests against governmental entity regulation and oversight. As stated previously, many of the aforementioned "individual" client matters relate to, originate from, and overlap with a client's business interests. In additional matters specific to his business clients, Mr. McConkey provides services relating to business entity type selection and formation, formalizing of the relationships among the owners of a business through written agreements designed to minimize future conflicts and ambiguity, assistance with the ongoing maintenance of the business structure to include its evolution and potential conversion, and counsel on winding up a business at the end of its existence.
Prior to joining Resolution Legal Group, Mr. McConkey served as the State Counsel and constituent representative for U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe where he acquired invaluable insight into the relationship between the government and its citizens. In serving as a link between the people and their elected representative in the U.S. Senate, Mr. McConkey witnessed examples of how government can help and hinder the prosperity of its citizens. Meeting and listening to countless individuals and business owners passionately describe their issues provided tremendous insight into the legal and regulatory obstacles routinely confronted by them on a day-to-day basis. In transitioning from the political realm back into the more traditional practice of law, Mr. McConkey then served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge, Gregory K. Frizzell. This provided a detailed education in the interaction between individuals and businesses, and the court system in which they seek justice under the law. Mr. McConkey is forever grateful for his experience serving the federal court as the exposure to the volume and variety of legal issues is unparalleled, and the wealth of shared knowledge and wisdom of the judiciary and the attorneys who support them cannot be overstated. Mr. McConkey then transitioned to a boutique firm in downtown Oklahoma City focused on business and tax clients, developing his knowledge and experience in the practice areas referenced above.
Prior to attending law school Mr. McConkey utilized his undergraduate degree as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) for Verizon Communications Corporation, as well as with The Hertz Corporation in its Information Technology Group in the Change Control section. Although Mr. McConkey has transitioned into the practice of law, he still holds great interest and enthusiasm for the information technology sector, and the interplay of the many areas of the law that touch upon all things I.T.
Mr. McConkey is a member of the Oklahoma Bar; and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. A Member Oklahoma County Bar Association. Mr. McConkey attended both Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration focused on Management Information Systems. Mr. McConkey obtained his Juris Doctorate from The University of Tulsa College of Law where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi National Legal Honor Society; Notes & Comments Editor, Energy Law Journal; Managing Editor, American Bar Association's Year in Review - Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources Law. And a founding member of the University of Tulsa College of Law's Technology Law Association.
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