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Sharon J. Bell

Sharon J. Bell


Tulsa, Oklahoma

sjbell@rogersandbell.com

Sharon J. Bell began her legal career with her late father, William H. Bell, in 1984. She is managing partner of the firm of Rogers and Bell. Her practice focuses on charitable organizations and estate planning. She serves as individual trustee (with the Bank of Oklahoma) for the Chapman-Walter-Cowles charitable trusts, as well as co-trustee (with J P Morgan Chase) of the Lane Memorial Trust.

Prior to attending law school, she worked as an urban planner with The Benham Group, the City of Oklahoma City, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Foundation.

Sharon was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951. She is married to Gregory Allen Gray and they have one son, John Gregory Gray. Her education includes J.D., The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, 1985; M.C.P., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978; and B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Urban Studies, Connecticut College, New London, 1974. She is licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma.

Sharon has extensive civic, corporate and Bar community involvement. She is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (Class XII) and Leadership Oklahoma (Class VIII).

Personal interests include interfaith understanding, choral singing, home canning and reading.

Gregory Gray

Gregory Gray


Tulsa, Oklahoma

gagray@rogersandbell.com

A member of Rogers and Bell since 1987, Gregory Allen Gray practices in the areas of estate planning and administration and charitable organization law. A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Greg Gray received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1985. Since that time, his practice has focused on individuals planning for their personal needs through wills and trusts.

In addition to his practice with individuals, as counsel and in governance, Greg works with numerous charitable organizations in Oklahoma. Currently he is a trustee of St. Simeon's Episcopal Home, a director of the Art and Humanities Council of Tulsa, Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, and the University of Tulsa Alumni Association. Greg has previously served as an officer or director of many other institutions, including the Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association, the Day Center for the Homeless and Town and Country School. Greg is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XVIII, Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers, and was an Outstanding Senior Lawyer of the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association in 1997.

Greg is married to Sharon J. Bell, also of the firm, and has a son, John, a student at the University of Tulsa. He is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Robert Farris

Robert Farris


Tulsa, Oklahoma

rsfarris@rogersandbell.com

Robert S. Farris joined Rogers and Bell in 1990 after serving nine years as a Special Judge in the Tulsa County District Court. He served as a Probate Judge during the last five years of his judicial career. His practice focuses on estate planning and the administration of wills and trusts. Bob has been an adjunct professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law since 1992 where he teaches classes on Wills and Trusts, Elder Law and clinical classes at the Boesche Legal Clinic.

Bob is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Council as well as a member of the National College of Probate Judges. In addition, he is a member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, Estate Planning Forum and Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association.

Bob was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1950. He and his wife Pam have two sons and three grandchildren. His education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa.

Bob serves as the Tulsa County Bar Association Delegate, has served on the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is a past President of the Tulsa County Bar Association. He also serves on the boards of St. John Medical Center, Tulsa Psychiatric Center and Parkside Psychiatric Hospital.

Clint T. Swanson

Clint T. Swanson


Associate, Tulsa, Oklahoma

cswanson@rogersandbell.com

Clint Swanson joined Rogers and Bell in 2004. He advises the Chapman Charitable Trusts on a variety of tax and trust law related matters. In addition, he represents individuals, businesses, and exempt organizations in a wide array of tax law matters. He has experience in wealth succession planning including estate planning, business succession planning, and probate for individuals and families. He has experience with entity selection, formation, dissolution, and governance. He has experience advising public charities, and agricultural associations on exemption qualifications, governance, charitable contributions, and unrelated business income tax issues.

Clint is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and the District of Columbia. He is member of the American, District of Columbia, Oklahoma, and Tulsa County Bar Associations. He is also a member of Tulsa Title and Probate Attorneys, and the Tulsa County Bar Association's Estate Planning and Tax law sections.

Clint serves on the boards of Family & Children's Services Mental Health, Inc., Tulsa Area United Way, and the Brentwood Home Owner's Association. Mr. Swanson is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class (38).

Clint is married and has three children.

Matthew S. Farris

Matthew S. Farris


Associate, Tulsa, Oklahoma

mfarris@rogersandbell.com

Matthew S. Farris joined Rogers and Bell in 2011 from the Tulsa law firm of Barrow & Grimm, P.C., where his practice focused on civil litigation, business law and probate matters. Recently, Matt was recognized as a 2010 Rising Star in Oklahoma's Super Lawyers magazine. His practice at Rogers and Bell will primarily focus on probate matters, estate planning, and trust administration.

Matt's education includes a J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law. While in law school, Matt was a member of the Energy Law Journal and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity. He also was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award recognizing outstanding achievement in the study of the law of Decedents' Estates and Trusts and the study of Property Law. Previously, Matt obtained a B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Matt was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2006, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association (including the Young Lawyers Division), the Tulsa County Bar Association (including the Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law section), and the Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association. He is also a member of Leadership Tulsa Class (45).

Matt is a native Tulsan. He and his wife Stephanie have two children.

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