Shannon P. Wheeler is an experienced business litigation attorney with a proven track record of getting results for her clients.
Shannon’s practice focuses on providing quality representation in the areas of general civil litigation, commercial litigation, banking law and secured transactions, contract disputes, premises liability, products liability, environmental law litigation, labor and employment litigation, creditor representation in bankruptcy as well as lien litigation. Shannon has an extensive background of working in both federal and state court, which she uses to guide her clients successfully through the litigation process. She has prevailed in both jury trials and bench trials winning judgments in her client’s favor and further defending those judgments on appeal before the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals and the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Shannon regularly provides advice on all aspects of her clients' businesses including business mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance and risk management, corporate contracts, commercial finance, entity structure, labor and employment counseling, as well as copyright, trademark, and infringement issues. Various businesses and individuals look to Shannon for general counsel type services on issues such as employee garnishments, corporate compliance, business planning and structure advice, wills and trusts, as well as real estate transactions.
- Represented large multi-tiered aerospace company in corporate restructuring including an acquisition and stock purchase agreement and advice regarding risk management.
- Represented private real estate owner in environmental law litigation involving contamination of commercial property with dry cleaning contaminates.
- Represented large multi-state convenience store client in premises liability litigation.
- Obtained defense verdict on behalf of private real estate owner in premises liability litigation.
- Represented financial institution in litigation to collect from a debtor and guarantor on a promissory note, security agreement, and guaranty agreement.
- Represented financial institution in defending security interest in personal property against other creditors and proved bank had superior lien, ultimately recovering property and foreclosing lien.
- Represented client in complex contract litigation, prevailing at trial with a large jury verdict in the client’s favor.
- Represented client in complex appellate matter successfully asserting a Writ of Mandamus to the Oklahoma Supreme Court winning the issue 9-0.
- Defended client in commercial litigation matter before Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals and Oklahoma Supreme Court.
- Represented creditor in successfully asserting replevin action against debtor to quickly recovery property and other equipment.
- Advised client through debtor bankruptcy obtaining relief from stay, recovering property from bankruptcy estate, and asserting creditors claim.
- Represented small business owner in bench trial to obtain a judgment and award in the assertion of a lien on a vehicle.
- Advised client as to Oklahoma Title 42 lien rights and foreclosure processes.
- Obtained judgment for employer in employment discrimination and retaliation claims in federal court.
- Advised client on employee risk management issues including Title VII, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
- Represented client before Equipment Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Obtained federal trademark protection for client’s brand name products.
- Represented client before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain federal trademark protection for client’s mark.
- Defended client against claims of trademark infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.
- Negotiated favorable settlement of product liability lawsuit on behalf of international manufacturing company.
- Represented client in successful appeal to compel case to arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. Subsequently represented client through arbitration proceedings.
“Final ADAAA Regulations Take Effect: The EEOC Further Broadens the Definition of Disability,” co-author, Oklahoma Bar Journal October 8, 2011
“About Face by Oklahoma Supreme Court Means Discrimination Claims can be Brought Against Small Employers: Smith v. Pioneer Masonry, Inc.,” co-author, Oklahoma Bar Journal, October 2010
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