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Joe Edwards, Joe

Joe Edwards

Crowe & Dunlevy
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 239-5414

Practice Areas

  • Banking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Investigations


  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City University

Professional Experience

Joe E. Edwards, born 1949 Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a shareholder/director of Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C. Mr. Edwards practices in the areas of Banking, Complex Litigation, Cross Borders Transactions and Dispute Resolution. He is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state and federal courts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States and in the States of Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.  Mr. Edwards has undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Oklahoma City University.  Mr. Gordon is an active member of several committees of the American Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Mr. Edwards has been a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars sponsored by University of Oklahoma College of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma Bar Association, and Texas Association of Bank Counsel.  Mr. Edwards published works inlcude “Participate in the Conduct of an Enterprise: Rx for RICO Liability”, 64 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2142, 1993 and he has authored white papers on Who May Sue an Accountant, Lending to Holding Companies, Lending to Indian Tribes, Check Fraud, Lien Perfection issues.

A list of cases representing Mr. Edwards efforts would include: City Of Broken Arrow v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, L.L.C., 2011 OK 1, 250 P.3d 305; DG v DeVaughan, 594 F.3d 1188 (10th Cir. 2010); Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Trustee v LaSalle Bank National Association, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38279 (W.D. Okla 2010); In re Edra D. Blixseth, 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 1628 (D. Mont. 2009); APR Energy LLC v Pak Power Res LLC 653 F. Supp. 2d 1227 (M.D. Fla. 2009); First Nat’l Bank v Bank of America, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84301 (W.D. Okla 2009); Clark v Anderson Gas 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33120 (E.D. Okla 2009); Pendarvis V. ConocoPhillips, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33110 (E.D. Okla 2009); Mittal Well Tech LLC v Professional Well Services, Inc 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98110 (W.D. Okla 2008); Mittal Well Tech LLC v Professional Well Services, Inc 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97738 (W.D. Okla 2008); Big O Tires v Legacy Bank, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97737 (W.D. Okla 2009); Scott v. Archon Group, L.P., 2008 OK 45, 191 P.3d 1207; Minor v American Nat’l Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57850 (W.D. Okla 2007); Minor v American Nat’l Ins. Co., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82699 (W.D. Okla 2006); Bank One, N.A. v Shreeji A&M, Inc, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8100 (N.D. Tex. 2004); Bank One, N.A. v Shreeji A&M, Inc, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10994 (N.D. Tex. 2003); Bank of America v. Johnson, 186 F. Supp. 2d 1182 (W.D. Okla. 2001); Cherokee Nation v. NationsBank, N.A. 67 F. Supp.2d 1303 (E.D. Okla. 1999); Brannon v. Boatmen’s National Bank of Oklahoma, 976 P.2d 1077 (1999 OK CIV APP 17); Barrett Refining Corp., 221 B.R. 795 (Bankr. W.D. Okla. 1998); Brannon v. Boatmen’s First Nat’l Bank of Oklahoma, 153 F.3d 1144 (10th Cir. 1998); Marshall v. AFGE, 996 F. Supp. 1319 (W.D. Okla. 1997) Brannon v. Boatmen’s Bancshares, Inc., 952 F. Supp. 1478 (W.D. Okla. 1997); Octagon Gas Systems, Inc. v. Rimmer, 995 F. 2d 948 (10th Cir. 1993); Grove Holding Corp. v. First Wisconsin Nat’l Bank of Sheboygan, 803 F.Supp. 1486 (E.D. Wis. 1992); In re George Rodman, Inc., Kenan, v. FDIC, 33 B.R. 348 (W.D. Okla. 1983); In Re Schick Oil & Gas, Inc., 35 B.R. 282 (W.D. Okla. 1983); Heritage Land Co. v. FDIC, 572 F.Supp. 1265 (W.D. Okla. 1983); Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. v. FDIC, 554 F.Supp. 251 (W.D. Okla. 1983); EEOC v Chandelle Club 506 F. Supp. 75 (W.D. Okla 1980); Earthmovers, Inc. v. Clarence L. Boyd Company, Inc., 554 P.2d 877 (1976 OK 36).

A list of representative transactions for Mr. Edwards would include: Bank charter application and protest; Restructure financing for bank holding company with regulatory approval; Obtain regulatory approval for organization and operation of bank subsidiaries; Obtain regulatory approval for organization and operation of bank holding company subsidiaries; Negotiate reversal of one billion dollars in loan participations for FDIC with multiple lenders; Hostile tender offer for publicly traded company by publicly traded company; Acquisition and Development of Founders Plaza, a 20 acre commercial development; Redevelopment and construction of Timber Ridge, a residential community;  Redevelopment and construction of The Trails, a residential community;  Development and construction of Robinson Plaza, a central business district office building; Senior Notes and Credit Agreement for interstate trucking company; Credit Facility with interest rate swaps for publicly traded energy company; Credit Agreement for road machinery manufacturer; Credit Agreement for integrated dairy and retail sales business; Credit Agreement for retail furniture business;  Oklahoma Development Finance Authority 1990 Pooled Business Financing Program; Complete Debt Restructure for publicly traded conglomerate including issuance of new securities; Acquisition and Refinance of two recreational theme parks;  Senior Secured Term Debt and Credit Agreement for large gathering and pipeline transmission company;  Debtor in possession financing for petro-chemical equipment manufacturing company;  Debtor in possession financing for nursing homes;  Finance distribution of feature length commercial movie;  Contract and export licensing of engineering technology into European Common Market;  International Letters of Credit to finance export and import of goods and technology.

Mr. Edwards has served as a director of Leadership Oklahoma and is a lifetime member.  He is active in the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.

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