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Reece B. Morrel Jr

Reece B. Morrel Jr

Tax Smart. Business Savvy. Trust Worthy.
  • Tax Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law...
  • OK-Eastern District, OK-Northern District, OK-Western District, Oklahoma
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Summary

Growing up around my father's law office, he never told me that I had to be a lawyer. Instead, he introduced me to a potpourri of bank presidents, big business executives, bookies, brain surgeons, car dealers, chiropractors, circus owners, doctors, dentists, farmers, Harlem Globetrotters, horse breeders, house wives, judges, machine shop owners, ministers, movie producers, oil and gas executives, orthodontists, petroleum engineers, plumbers, ranchers, restaurant owners, rocket scientists, salesmen, small business owners, video game developers, welders, winemakers, and zookeepers - just to name a few. But I soon understood the most important thing of all - they were people that just needed help.

For me, I realized that I enjoyed the variety of the challenges - "eating at the buffet" - since no two days were ever the same. And since I was really good at math and enjoyed puzzles, I decided to prepare myself for a such a career. I decided to become a lawyer.

After graduating from law school in 1991, I joined my father's firm. I did take a brief sabbatical in 1992-1993 to work for the Office of the Governor for the State of Oklahoma. While serving as the Director of Planning & Management Analysis, I designed the very first PC network implemented in the Governor's office. Our efforts also include the installation of Lotus Notes which was featured in a USA Today article in 1993.

As my father neared retirement, I decided to take my own advice and use a limited liability company. So, I started my own law firm and founded Morrel Law PLLC in August 2016.

So, how can I help you and your family today?

P.S. I love my job

Education
University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. (1991)
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Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts I (Fall 1988) and Agency & Partnership (Fall 1989)
University of Tulsa
MBA (1987)
Activities: Graduate Assistant (Department of Quantitative Methods and Statistics)
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
B.S. (1983) | Accounting (Major) and Finance (Minor)
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Honors: Member of Phi Alpha Delta and Beta Alpha Psi.
Jenks High School
Diploma (1980)
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Honors: Top 10% of class. 1st Place Oklahoma & National DECA Conference (Petroleum Marketing. Master Employee Series.)
Activities: Student Council Treasurer. Founding member of Speech & Debate team.
Professional Experience
Lawyer / CPA
Morrel Law PLLC
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Advise and counsel individual and business clients with a focus in the areas of taxation, business law, estate planning, elder law and wealth management.
Partner
Morrel & Morrel PC
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Advise and counsel individual and business clients with a focus in the areas of taxation, business law, estate planning, elder law and wealth management.
Adjunct Professor
Tulsa Community College
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Taught "Introduction to Computer" and "Introduction to Management" classes
Director of Planning and Management Analysis
Office of the Governor, State of Oklahoma
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Designed and implemented the first PC network for the Office of the Governor. Installed Lotus Notes software. Implementation was featured in USA Today.
Financial Analyst
OTASCO, Inc.
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Implemented transportation improvements. Prepared financial analysis of 320+ company stores for Senior Management. Assist Internal Audit Department.
Management Consultant
Arthur Young & Company
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Conducted computer training for Walmart Stores Inc. (Bentonville AR), Phillips Petroleum Company (Bartlesville OK) and IBM Product Centers (Dallas TX, Memphis TN and Nashville TN). Investigate transportation system for chain of retail stores (OTASCO, Inc.)
Publications
Articles & Publications
Geronimo and Gambling Taxes: The Story Behind a Legendary Warrior Can Prepare You For Tax Time (Strictly Slots Magazine)
Strictly Slots Magazine
Taxation of Recreational Gamblers: An Overview of How to Report Wagering Gains and Losses
EA Journal
You Win Some, You Lose Some: Know How to Correctly Report the Wagering Gains and Losses of Recreational Gamblers
CPA Focus Magazine
Taxation of the Gambler
@Law Magazine
Taxation of the Recreational Gambler
Tulsa Lawyer Magazine
Lady Luck Gambling Diary: Slot Machine Edition (out-of-print)
Lady Luck Publications LLC
The IRS’s Knockout Punch: The 100 Percent Penalty for Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax
Oklahoma Bar Association Journal
Routing Special-Education School Buses
Interfaces Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Taxation of the Gambler, Oklahoma Bar Association Webinar, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma State Bar
Since 1934, the proper tax treatment of gambling income and losses has been one of confusion, misinformation and much litigation. The webinar dispels many of the gambling tax myths and shares insights into this complex area.
Amazing Grace and Taxes: The Unmerited Favor of Uncle Sam, Fall Continuing Education Series, Tulsa OK
Tulsa Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs
Amazing Grace and Taxes: The Unmerited Favor of Uncle Sam, Summer Conference, Tulsa OK
Campus Ministry United
Amazing Grace and Taxes: The Unmerited Favor of Uncle Sam, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Gambling Tax Update, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Identity Fraud Update, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Ethics Case Study: Change in Marital Status of Clients, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Management of Digital Assets, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Identity Fraud, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Ethics: What is Your Duty?, Fall Continuing Education Series, Tulsa OK
Tulsa Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs
Ethics: What is Your Duty?, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Taxation of the Gambler, Lacerte Users Group, Stillwater OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Taxation of the Gambler, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Deal With It! The Gambler, Winter Continuing Education, Tulsa OK
Tulsa County Bar Association
Basic Estate Planning, Annual Meeting, Enid OK
Oklahoma Society of Accountants
Certifications
QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor (Desktop and Online)
Intuit, Inc.
Awards
Silver Pen Award
Oklahoma Society of CPA's
CPA Focus Magazine for the Article "You Win Some, You Lose Some"
American Jurisprudence Award - Agency & Partnership
University of Tulsa College of Law
American Jurisprudence Award - Contracts 1
Unversity of Tulsa College of Law
Professional Associations
National Association of Elder Planners and Councils
Member
- Current
Choctaw Nation Bar Association
Member
- Current
Osage Nation Bar Association
Member
- Current
Cherokee Nation Bar Association
Member
- Current
Chickasaw Nation Bar Association
Member
- Current
Seminole Nation Bar Association
Member
- Current
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
Member
- Current
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
Elder Counsel
Member
- Current
Oklahoma Bar Association # 14784
Member
- Current
Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy # 10017
Member
- Current
Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants # 7973
Member
- Current
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
OK-Eastern District
OK-Northern District
OK-Western District
Oklahoma
10th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Tax Court
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and PayPal
Practice Areas
  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Business Law
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Morrel Law PLLC Website
Website
Personal Website
Blog
Morrel Law PLLC bLAWg
Contact & Map
Morrel Law PLLC
6846 S Canton Ave Ste 200
Tulsa, OK 74136-3400
USA
Telephone: (918) 664-0800
Fax: (918) 992-7999