Attorney Kenneth McAfee registers the nation’s first drilling fund for Blackwood & Nichols, a predecessor company to Devon Energy Corporation, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The law firm of McAfee & Taft is officially founded. The firm’s offices are located at 1316 Liberty Bank Building.
[Photograph taken in October 1951 of the Ramsey Tower in Downtown Oklahoma City, also known as the Liberty National Bank Building, the first home of the McAfee & Taft law offices. Credit: Meyers Photo Shop; Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society]
Kuntz, A Treatise on the Law of Oil and Gas is published. The multi-volume treatise, authored by Eugene O. Kuntz, provides an exhaustive survey of oil & gas conveyancing and operations and continues to this day to be widely cited by courts and lawyers alike.
After Eugene Kuntz leaves to become dean of OU Law, firm is renamed McAfee, Dudley, Taft, Cates & Mark.
Firm renamed McAfee, Taft, Cates, Mark, Bond & Rucks after merger with Fowler, Rucks, Baker, Jopling, Grimlich & Mee, a successor to the Richardson, Shartel & Cochran firm.
Also that year, Eugene Kuntz re-joins the firm as of counsel.
McAfee, Taft, Cates, Mark, Bond & Rucks relocates offices to fifth floor of 100 Park Avenue Building.
Terry R. Barrett and Dewey D. Dobson hired as first clerks.
Articles of incorporation amended February 29, 1980; Firm renamed McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation.
Firm moves into newly opened Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City, initially occupying the 8th, 9th and 10th Floors.
McAfee & Taft establishes global Aviation practice to assist clients with aircraft title, registration, finance, and regulatory matters.
In January, McAfee & Taft significantly expands its labor and employment practice with the addition of nine lawyers from Lytle, Soule & Curlee. The next month, McAfee & Taft establishes an intellectual property law practice by merging with Dougherty & Hessin, a boutique IP firm.
McAfee & Taft merges with Joyce & Paul, PLLC, continuing to add to the depth and expertise in the firm’s Tulsa office.
Renovation of Oklahoma City offices completed, occupying five floors of the Two Leadership Square. The $4 million construction project was performed in 18 phases over 20 months.
Tulsa office moves to MAPCO Building (8th, 9th and 10th Floors) at 1717 S. Boulder on the southside of Downtown Tulsa.
McAfee & Taft merges with Eldridge Cooper Steichen & Leach, PLLC, a boutique litigation firm specializing in high-profile product liability defense.
Firm completes renovation of its Oklahoma City offices.
Firm further expands Tulsa office to include all of the 12th floor of the Williams Tower II building.