Experience

Mr. DeBee is a founding director and shareholder of DeBee Gilchrist and also serves as its President. Mr. DeBee has practiced law in the State of Oklahoma since 1978. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. DeBee was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Working for a major international accounting firm, Mr. DeBee acquired skills which continue to serve him in his practice as an attorney. After law school, Mr. DeBee attended New York University and earned his Masters of Law Degree in Taxation. Mr. DeBee has also obtained the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Mr. DeBee’s practice focuses on many different areas of business and commercial law, including business organization and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, estate and wealth transfer planning, Federal Communications Commission, health care, lease finance, federal and state tax controversies, non-profit law and taxation and public private partnerships.

In addition to the practice of law, Mr. DeBee donates his time and expertise to several charitable organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for many different charitable organizations.

HEDeBee

1200 Northwest 63rd St., Suite 5000
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Phone: 405-232-7777
Email: edebee@debeegilchrist.com
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Practice Areas
  • Administrative Agency Practice
  • Business Evaluation
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Taxation
  • Health Care
  • Lease Finance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Municipal Contracts and Finance
  • Non-Profit Law and Taxation
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate Finance
  • State Taxation
  • Tax Controversies
Professional Biography
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Chaired and participated in various legislative task forces charged with responsibility for issues involving provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and State law
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member, Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Member, Legislative Task Force of the National Council of Public Private Partnerships
  • Past Board Member, Academy Selection Board for the United States Military Academies
  • Past Member, Tax Policy Committee, appointed by Senator Don Nickles
  • Past Member, Governor’s Small Business Summit
Admissions
  • All Courts of the State of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Tax Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Claims Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Supreme Court
Education
  • Oklahoma State University (B.A., Accounting)
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law (J.D.)
  • New York University (LLM, Taxation)
Civic
  • Chair, Integris Baptist Medical Center Board of Directors
  • Chair, Integris Heart Hospital Finance Committee
  • Member, Integris Heart Hospital Board of Managers
  • Member, National Council of Public Private Partnerships
  • Member and Past Chair, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Metro Facilities and Insurance Committee
  • Member and Past Chair, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Board Governance Committee
  • Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Inc., Board of Trustees, Legal Counsel
  • Oklahoma Christian Schools, Inc., Board of Directors, Legal Counsel