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Stephen “Steve” W. Ray Shareholder

T 918-594-0415 | F 918-594-0505 | sray@hallestill.com

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Steve Ray serves on the firm's Board of Directors and is the firm's Secretary. He practices primarily in the Corporate/Commercial arena, specifically dealing in Securities, Business Transactions, Commercial Finance, Healthcare, Executive Compensation and Mergers and Acquisitions. He served for 10 years as Corporate Secretary for an NYSE-listed company, and has expertise in governance and compliance issues.

Steve is an individually recognized AV-rated attorney; has been recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Business/Corporate Law; and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation. In addition, he was named the 2018 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Governance Law - Tulsa, Best Lawyers 2015 Tulsa Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Corporate Law - Tulsa, and 2011 Tulsa Lawyer of the Year for Securities/Capital Markets. In 2017 Chambers USA honored Steve with a ranking in Corporate/Commercial Law. In addition, he served as lead company counsel on an IPO for a new NYSE-listed company and served as lead company counsel in large securitized financings of receivables and revenue earning assets. 

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1982)
  • University of Oklahoma (B.B.A. in Accounting, 1979)

Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1982
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court and all Judicial Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States Tax Court
Legal Experience
  • 1992 - Present Hall Estill
  • 1984 - 1992 Jones, Givens
  • 1982 - 1984 Sneed, Lang
Professional Involvement
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • American Society of Corporate Secretaries
  • Committee to Advise Oklahoma Securities Department
Community Involvement
  • Advisory Committee on Tulsa Public Schools Bond Election
  • Church and School Volunteer
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Indian Nations Council, Inc.
  • Member, University of Oklahoma President's Associates Council
  • Tulsa Area United Way, 2014 Campaign Cabinet Committee
Honors & Awards

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  • 2018 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Governance Law - Tulsa
  • 2017 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Compliance Law - Tulsa
  • 2015 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Compliance Law - Tulsa
  • 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Law - Tulsa