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Larry D. Leonard has been engaged in the private practice of law upon his graduation from the University of Kansas Law School in 1974 and his move to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Leonard focuses his practice on business and commercial law, business and commercial mediation, business planning law and organizations, probate and estate planning, real estate, domestic relations, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Leonard was divorce counsel for country entertainer Reba McEntire when she was divorced from Mr. Charlie Battles. Mr. Leonard is certified as a business and commercial mediator pursuant to the Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act. Mr. Leonard’s practice encompasses several areas of the law, and he feels his broad range of experience and knowledge is a benefit for his clients.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully negotiated a Department of Labor investigation for a major corporate client which resulted in a zero dollar finding for liability.
  • Represents a Tulsa business broker and has been involved in the sales of businesses in the Tulsa area for 15 years.
  • Is experienced in preparing Wills and Trusts and dealing with families to ensure their estate planning wishes are successfully completed.
  • Successfully crafted a tax-free division of five corporate entities through an elaborate cross-purchase and stock redemption agreement
  • Is experienced in handling probate proceedings in Tulsa County and surrounding counties.
  • Successfully negotiated a substantial settlement of a slip and fall case on the property of a major theater chain located in Northeastern Oklahoma.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of a medical malpractice involving a “retained sponge”.
  • Performed title examinations for a major Northwest timber company which owned property in Oklahoma covering several thousand acres, and resulted in filing 20 quiet title actions in Pushmataha County and Choctaw County.
  • Has performed at least 5,000 residential and commercial title opinions during the tenure of his practice.
  • Has drafted all types of commercial agreements, including leases, lease purchase agreements, and contracts for the sale and purchase of real and personal property and businesses.

Contact Larry

Phone: (918) 587-6800
Fax: (918) 587-6822

Education

J.D., University of Kansas, 1974

B.S. in Education, with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1971

Honors and Awards

Golden Rule Award, Tulsa County (1998)

Outstanding Young Lawyer, Tulsa County (1983)

Outstanding Senior Lawyer, Tulsa County (2012)

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, for over 40 years

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association (inactive)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association (President 2003-2004)
  • Tulsa County Bar Foundation (President 2004-2005)

 

  • All Federal District Courts in Oklahoma and Kansas

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Oil Capital Community Credit Union (1996-2002)
  • Charter Member of Tulsa County Bar Foundation Fellows
  • Regent, Tulsa Community College (2002-2016)
  • Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers (1979-current)
  • Tulsa Municipal Judicial Nominating Committee (1996-2002)