Crowe & Dunlevy Names Four New Directors

Kari Hoffhines, Allen L. Hutson, Mary P. Snyder and Christopher M. Staine promoted in Oklahoma City and Dallas

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the promotion of four attorneys to director positions in Oklahoma and in Texas. Kari Hoffhines, Allen L. Hutson and Mary P. Snyder will continue to provide legal counsel to the firm’s clients across diverse industries in Oklahoma City, as will Christopher M. Staine from the firm’s Dallas office.

Hoffhines is a member of the firm’s Banking & Financial Institutions, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Real Estate and Wind & Renewable Energy Practice Groups. Her practice incorporates a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, secured financing, office, retail and agricultural leasing and land use and development, as well as representation of banks and other financial institutions in loan workouts, debt restructurings and regulatory matters. She graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She serves on the board of the Oklahoma City Commercial Real Estate Council and is an active member of the Oklahoma City chapter of CREW Network, Inc.

Hutson serves as a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups where he advises clients on a wide range of employment matters. He represents employers in a number of state and federal administrative agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Another distinguished Oklahoma City University School of Law graduate, Hutson received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of the Leadership Oklahoma City LOYAL Class XIII and received recognition as an Oklahoma Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.*

As a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Snyder has focused her practice on business immigration compliance, human resource policy and practice and representing clients in court regarding litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, as well as other state and federal employment-related laws. She received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School cum laude and holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with high honors, from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

An attorney in the firm’s recently opened Dallas office, Staine is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. He is also active in the firm’s diversity and recruiting committees. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he was awarded the Joel Jankowsky Award, honoring the overall outstanding student in the 2010 graduating class, and also completed his undergraduate studies from OU. He was selected to join The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers and has received recognition by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers magazine as an Oklahoma Rising Star.*

*Crowe & Dunlevy has no input in the rating methodologies used by Best Lawyers or Super Lawyers.