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OKC Business Attorney Arthur Hoge

Phone: 405-848-9100
Fax: 405-848-9101
Email: afhoge@meehoge.com

Arthur F. Hoge III

Principal Attorney

Arthur Hoge's legal practice focuses in three general areas: litigation; estate and charitable planning; and legal, housing and non-profit tax matters regarding tax organizations. He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and in Texas. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.

Mr. Hoge's litigation practice has included contract, tort, employment law, products liability, personal injury, environmental, banking law, tax litigation, trustee and trust litigation, and contested estate matters, among others. He has 36 years of litigation experience.

Mr. Hoge's practice in estate planning includes from the substantive and complex estates and large estates to the general estates. It includes charitable planning, corporate and business entity planning, business succession planning, and estate administration. He is a frequent lecturer at professional seminars on estate planning matters.

Mr. Hoge has a national clientel and a national reputation in representing and in assisting national and international fraternity and sororitiy organizations as well as local housing corporations. His representations in this area include litigation matters, both as counsel of record and as consulting counsel, housing matters for local and national housing corporations, employment law matters, foundation (public charity) formation and tax matters, and general corporate matters involving fraternity and sorority organizations, among others. He is a frequent lecturer at national programs presented by various Greek letter trade organizations.

Mr. Hoge's unique blend of experience in estate planning matters, litigation matters, business entity matters, and tax matters provides overlapping experience that allows a broad spectrum of analysis and assistance.

Some classes, seminars, and presentations include: 1995 North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc. annual meeting on Litigation and the Fraternity System; presenter at the 1999 annual meeting of the Fraternity Executives Association on Legal Issues and Management Tools for the Executive Director and for the Risk Management Director; presenter at the 2002 membership meeting of FIPG, Inc. on Legal Considerations for Greek Letter Organizations; presenter at the 2004 FRMT Risk Management College on Greek Law Update and Litigation and the Fraternity System; presenter at the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 annual meetings of the Fraternity Executives Association on Legal Considerations for Greek Letter Organizations; presenter at the 2005 National Panhellenic Conference Housing Forum on Lease Agreements and Ownership/Operation Considerations for House Corporations; presenter at the 2010 National Convention of Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority; presenter at the 2010 FRMT Risk Management College on Relationship Statements.

Presentations in the area of estate planning include December, 2010 Integris Foundations Advanced Estate Planning Seminar on Estate Planning and Retirement Plan Assets; December, 2009 Integris Foundations Advanced Estate Planning Seminar on Issues and Planning Considerations for Elderly Clients; January, 2007 National Business Institute Advanced Estate Planning Techniques seminar on Generation Skipping Planning; December, 2006 Integris Foundations Advanced Estate Planning Seminar on Planning with Limited Liability Companies; February, 2004 Sterling Education Services on Fundamentals of Estate Planning Law and Practice in Oklahoma; seminar on Using Trusts in Estate Planning; December, 2004 Integris Foundations Advanced Estate Planning Seminar on Creditor Protection Planning; September, 2000 Continuing Education Programming of Integris Foundations on Estate Planning Considerations with Qualified Plans and IRAs.

Arthur F. Hoge III has been heavily involved in property tax matters and appeals (ad valorem tax matters) throughout Oklahoma for in excess of twenty-seven years. His representation of clients in property tax matters has included many types of real property interests including manufacturing plants, gas processing facilities, malls, office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and public service utility companies. It has included business personal property matters. He has presented property tax matters before assessors, county boards of equalization, in the Oklahoma District Courts, in the Court of Tax Review of the State of Oklahoma, and in the Oklahoma Appellate Courts. His reported appellate court cases include AP-PRESCOTT ONE TEN LP v. CLAY , 2001 OK CIV APP 128, 34 P.3d 1169 and KEYES v. PENN SQUARE MALL LTD. PARTNERSHIP, 1992 OK CIV APP 21, 827 P.2d 909.

Arthur F. Hoge III is a member of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys, Inc. (NAPTA). NAPTA is a nonprofit organization of ad valorem tax and property tax attorneys throughout the United States who are committed to providing the best possible property tax representation for their clients. It's link is http://napta.com

Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation
  • Estate and Charitable Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Legal and Housing Tax Matters regarding Greek Letter Organizations
  • Business Planning, Corporate, LLC, and Partnership Law
  • Property Tax Law
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Education:

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1981
    J.D.
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: Exxon Scholar
    Honors: Johnson, Bromberg, Leeds & Riggs Scholar
  • Law Journal: Southwestern Law Journal, Executive Editor, 1979 - 1981
  • Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List

Published Works:

  • Handling Incidents, Claims and Lawsuits, An FIPG Reference Book , FIPG, Inc., 2006

Representative Cases:

  • TEEL v. WARREN (fraternity litigation case), 2001 22 p.3d 234 (ok civ app 46 2001)
  • AP-PRESCOTT ONE TEN LP v. CLAY (Ad Valorem property tax case), 34 P.3d 1169 (OK CIV APP 128 2001)

Representative Clients:

  • Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Delta Delta National House Corporation, Inc.
  • Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Housing Corporation
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity Housing Corporation
  • North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc.
  • Fraternity Information and Programming Group, Inc.
  • Thompson Property Tax Services

Honors and Awards:

  • Westminster College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2006
  • Phi Delta Theta Legion of Honor Award
  • Delta Delta Delta Vision Award

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council, 1999 - Present
  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys

Past Employment Positions:

  • Partner, Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, PLLP, 1999 - Present
  • Partner, Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C., 1987 - 1999
  • Associate, Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C., 1981 - 1987
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Director of Chapter Services, 1978 - 1979
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Leadership Consultant, 1975 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Past President, Westminster College Alumni Council
  • Board member, executive committee member and past chairman, Integris Foundation.
  • Member and Past President, Downtown Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City
  • Past President and Chairman of the Board of International Board of Directors of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Inc.
  • National Capital Gifts Campaign Chairman, Phi Delta Theta Foundation, Inc.
  • Chairman, Integris Planned Giving Council
  • Chairman, Salvation Army Planned Giving Committee
  • Member, FIPG, Inc. (Fraternity Information and Programming Group) Standing Committee on Legal Affairs

Previous Organization Name:

  • Arthur F. Hoge III

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Mu Epsilon

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