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Chairman of the Board for Greater Enid Chamber, Dalen McVay

Dalen D. McVay of Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay, PLLC has recently been designated as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce. After two years as the Education Chair for the executive committee of the Chamber, Dalen is excited to step up and serve in a greater capacity. “Our firm is committed to being active in the community and serving on boards and committees.  With offices in Fairview and Laverne, Enid is the place we’ve all chosen to make our home. We’ll continue to do all we can to make Enid an even greater place to reside.”

Below is a copy of Dalen’s letter which was published in the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce’s July newsletter.

Coming from a small town in the Panhandle, I thought Enid would be “too big.” My wife is from Edmond, and she feared Enid would be “too small.” Instead, we love it here and Enid is the place we’ll retire. It’s a good sized town with a small-town feel. We are truly blessed to be able to raise our three kids in such a wonderful community. I’m honored to serve as the Chairman for the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce for the 2017-2018 year. After serving two years on the Chamber Executive Committee, I’ve seen many benefits the Chamber is able to provide to its members and the local community. I look forward to not only furthering my commitment to the board, but to Enid as well. Each year the Chamber publishes a three year “strategic plan.” Some of the main focuses this year are on: Supporting education and workforce development throughout the local community; Supporting Vance Air force Base; Promoting state and federal legislative initiatives that benefit Enid and Northwest Oklahoma; And support Enid’s retail market share through programs and expansion. With the help of the community and especially the Chamber members, the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce will continue to enhance the quality of life in Enid and keep Enid thriving.

-Dalen McVay, Chairman of the Board

 

 

The Greatest Law Firm on Earth is Hiring

If you haven’t guessed it – yes, we’re referring to EHM. We’ve spent years perfecting our craft, developing our team. And now, it’s time to expand our northwest Oklahoma law firm even more.

We’re currently hiring for an associate attorney with zero to five years of experience. So if you just finished law school and passed your bar exam, you’re in luck. Even if you’ve been practicing law for a bit – we can promise you’ll enjoy the culture around here.

Applicants must be motivated and be willing to work in a variety of capacities. It comes with the territory of working in a law firm. Additionally, we ask that you’re detailed, task-oriented and of course – able to play nice with others.

If your goal is living and working in God’s country (legally defined as the territory north of HWY 51 and west of HWY 81), we’d love to visit with you. Our ideal candidate is seeking gainful employment and experience working in oil and gas title work, family law, legal research, writing and litigation.

Sound like something you’d enjoy? Good. In addition to our awesome work atmosphere, we also provide benefits. Yeah – now we’ve definitely got your attention. To learn more about the position or to apply right away (come on, we know you want to), contact us at ewbank@northwestoklaw.com.

3rd Annual YMCA Back-a-Youth Fundraiser { Enid Oklahoma Law Firm

Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay Law Firm sponsored the 3rd annual Back-a-Youth Basketball game fundraiser along side Edward Jones and several other local businesses in town. Community and youth involvement is important to the firm. Each year the money raised from the event goes towards allowing children less fortunate memberships to the YMCA, located downtown Enid, OK.

This year they raised $4935.00, compared to last year of $4645.00. A special thanks to everyone who helped make this possible. Farmers Insurance – Todd Hamilton, Pheasant Run Golf Course, Bogies Bar and Grill, Holly Gannett Photography and Farm Credit of Enid.

Divorces Are Already Tough Enough

At Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay, PLLC we help a lot of people through the difficult divorce process.

Divorce is not easy.

However, here we are in another legislative session, and, as in prior years, Oklahoma’s legislature is trying to make divorces more expensive.  HB1277 is the newest attempt to drive costs up and pad divorce statistics in Oklahoma.  Let’s face it.  These bills are not designed to help Oklahomans.  Instead, the intent is to artificially reduce the number of divorces reported in some report so our legislators can point to these bogus numbers about how their efforts are helping Oklahoma families.  It’s the typical smoke and mirrors. Frankly, it’s BS.

This bill would require each party pay their own costs and attorney’s fees unless one party can prove the other party caused the divorce by through:

Abandonment,

Adultery,

Impotency,

The wife being pregnant by another man at the time of marriage,

Extreme cruelty,

Fraudulent contract,

Habitual drunkenness or habitual substance abuse,

Gross neglect of duty,

Blah, Blah Blah…

Here’s how it works.  

If the wife can prove the man was impotent (just to grab one), then she can get her attorney’s fees and costs awarded to her.  Oh wait, there’s more.  In addition to her fees, the Judge would be REQUIRED to only give the man 1/4 of the property of the marriage, and give the wife the other 3/4.  Maybe the testosterone lobby is pushing this bill?

The bill also has a fun requirement that if the stated reason for the divorce is incompatibility, the family must attend counseling (for which they must pay), and the divorce cannot be finalized for 6 months.  Great,  we are going to artificially require people to suffer through another 6 months of a failed marriage.  I am sure the kids will love that.  I bet dinner time would be awkward…

Here is the text of the bill:  http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2017-18%20FLR/HFLR/HB1277%20HFLR.PDF

Listen, we make money on divorces.  Most people probably think lawyers would jump at the chance to make more money on divorces.  We don’t.  This bill is bad for people. Our goal is to help our clients gets the best result for their situation.  We cannot support anything that artificially makes divorces more difficult for our clients.

You can call your legislature, but it probably won’t do any good.  Us voters didn’t know what we were voting on during the criminal reforms last year, so the legislature is actively working through legislation to override our vote.  Likewise, our Legislature knows better how to handle our marriages than we do.  Uhhmm, Mr. Representative, can I go to the bathroom now?

MDA Lock-Up | Enid Oklahoma Lawyer

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That’s right – Dalen went to the slammer and raised money to help kids and adults break free from the harmful effects of muscle debilitating diseases.

Did you know that muscular dystrophy, ALS and related disease take away everyday freedoms like walking, running, hugging and even breathing? That’s why I’m dedicating my time behind bars to help MDA fund ground-breaking research across diseases, provide critical care from the first day of diagnosis and empower families with services and support in hometowns across America.

Thank you to everyone who helped by making a donation! With your support, we’ll move toward a future in which kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases live longer and grow stronger.

DALEN’S MDA LOCK-UP FUNDRAISER

YMCA Back a Youth Fundraiser 2016

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On February 25th, Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay and Edward Jones teamed up with other area local businesses for their second annual charity basketball game.

The idea was to raise money ensuring that “at risk” and other youth within the Enid and surrounding communities have access to faith based programs at the Denny Price YMCA.  This marked the Second Annual basketball game; however, this year “Knocker Ball” was incorporated into the mix just to add to the fun.  With the assistance of local sponsors, including Todd Hamilton, Farmers Insurance, Pheasant Run Golf Club, Farm Credit of Enid, Holly Gannett Photography, Schieber Insurance, Edward Jones and Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay, raised nearly $5,000.00, to fund Back A Youth Scholarships.  The teams presented an oversized check representing the funds to Ken Rapp, executive director of the Denny Price YMCA at the conclusion of the game.  EHM remains committed to our communities; most importantly, to the future of our community’s youth.

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Honorary Commander – Vance Air Force Base, Enid Oklahoma

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Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay, PLLC is proud to recognize Dalen McVay as having been named an Honorary Commander at Vance Force Base.

Dalen is the second member of EHM to serve in this capacity, as Kaleb Hennigh has also had the distinction of serving in this role.  We continuously strive to take an active part in community affairs, and it’s nice to be recognized from time to time for trying to better the community.

The Honorary Commanders Program is designed to provide key community partners a behind-the-scenes look at Vance.  Dalen will be assigned to a squadron for a one year term and will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the various aspects of the mission at Vance Air Force Base through tours and events.  Administration at Vance AFB believes that actively integrating community leaders into the Air Force family builds strong relationships vital to the successful partnership between base and community.

Hennigh Sworn into the OBA Board of Governors

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Enid attorney Kaleb K. Hennigh took an oath Friday to serve a three-year term representing Supreme Court Judicial District 4 on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors. He was among nine attorneys sworn in to serve on the OBA’s 17-member board during a ceremony at the state Capitol.

Hennigh is a founding member of Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay PLLC, a regional law firm focusing on representing clients throughout northwest Oklahoma. He has developed a practice devoted to familial wealth preservation, bankruptcy and asset protection methods and effective small business planning.

He was born and raised near Laverne and considers northwest Oklahoma his home. He resides in Enid, and the firm of Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay PLLC currently maintains offices in Enid, Fairview and Laverne. He earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communications from OSU, a J.D. from the OU College of Law and an LL.M. in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

He previously served a one-year term on the OBA Board of Governors as the Oklahoma Young Lawyers Division chairman for 2014.

OBA leadership roles are voluntary positions in which lawyers serve while continuing to practice law. The board meets monthly and governs the association.


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PHOTO ABOVE: Kaleb Hennigh and his 2 sons.


Hennigh has been featured on The LL.M Program in Agricultural & Food Law as well as Enid News.

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law
ENID NEWS

Les Norman – Respect & Anti-bullying

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Yesterday Chisholm high school was host to a dynamic and inspirational speaker, former KC Royals player Les Norman. Mr. Norman is now a motivational speaker in the Kansas City area who also has a syndicated radio broadcast and television show.  He spoke first at Chisholm Elementary, where he entertained the kids while presenting on the topics of encouraging respect and on the issue of bullying.  Many of the school kids were treated to photographs and autographs after his presentation.  Subsequently, Mr. Norman spoke to the middle and high school kids for Chisholm schools.  While relaying primarily the same message, he talked specifically about being bullied in his younger years and the effect it has had on him throughout his life.  His passion for encouraging self-respect and respecting others was evident as the kids sat quietly and listened.

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Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay, PLLC was honored to be able to have Les come and speak on these very important topics facing schools today.  We take great pride in continuously trying to support both the community and local school districts.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Holly Gannett Photography 

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