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Burn ban

State Sen. David Holt (R-30) opened the legislative session by introducing Senate Bill 327, which looks to give business owners a break when it comes to a segment of their workforce that may be dragging down the bottom line with regard to health care costs. He was surprised that smokers in Oklahoma enjoy a special


April NEWS 6 TRENDS Kitchen aid Baby boomers help local kitchen remodeling businesses see recordsetting profits 9 BIOTECHNOLOGY Lab to market Oklahoma is making great strides in bioscience, but more is necessary to strengthen the industry 12 COMPASS 13 LEGISLATION Burn ban Bill could allow businesses to snuff out smokers 15 DEVELOPMENT Record time Grant

Not quite the Wild, Wild West yet

Guns and gun ownership are touchy subjects these days. The media’s talking heads debate the issues ad nauseum, while the new Congress is poised to take action on a national scale to curb gun violence. Don’t worry, though: I have no intention of opening that can of worms. Rather, the sights of this column are


February NEWS 6 REAL ESTATE Top deals 12 COMPASS 13 EDUCATION Law shift OCU Law School plans to move Downtown after purchasing the old Central High School building for $10 million 16 REAL ESTATE Building boom Building permits quickly are approaching 2007 numbers 19 NONPROFITS Cheering charities Chesapeake donates Thunder sponsorship resources to local nonprofits

Expert Q&A: Taxes

In the state of Oklahoma, who is responsible for withholding the employees’ portion of FICA/FUTA and federal income taxes? DC: In Oklahoma, not only does the employer have a duty to withhold, but it also has an equal responsibility to remit to the IRS an employee’s portion of FICA/FUTA that was withheld for the employee


U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Tulsa  Website: gablelaw.com Year Founded: 1919 Chairman: David Keglovitz Status: Private Full-Time Employees in State: 132 Part-Time Employees in State: 9 GableGotwals may be known for its high-quality legal services with a firm of more than 70 attorneys, but what it may not be as well-known for are all the perks offered

Bricktown bar bill goes to state Senate

When the ACM@UCO music institution opened in Bricktown, the state law that restricts the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission from issuing mixed-beverage licenses to bars situated within 300 feet of a school reared its head. “I know that the last thing UCO wanted to do was cause a problem for business in Bricktown,” said Mark

Former judge, assistant attorney general joins Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P.

Barrett will represent employers in employment litigation and on other employment issues, including matters pending before federal and state administrative agencies. He also will counsel on entertainment law issues, particularly those relating to the music industry, and conduct mediations. “Tod brings unique, hands-on understanding of employment law and the entertainment industry to his position in

Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P., adds partner in Oklahoma City office

Wofford has practiced law for 35 years and has been Of Counsel with the Doerner Saunders Oklahoma City office since 2009, focusing on environmental and energy law. He serves on the legislative committees of both the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the Environmental Federation of Oklahoma, a statewide industry group. “Mike’s service on these