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Don Pape

Don Pape
Donald Pape is of counsel to the Oklahoma City law firm, Phillips Murrah P.C. and primarily practices banking law and regulation, corporate and securities law with emphasis in mergers and acquisitions. He was born on September 1, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1967 and a Juris Doctorate degree in 1973 from the University of Oklahoma. From 1967 until 1971, he served in the United States Air Force, and was discharged with the rank of Captain.

Mr. Pape is a member of the Cleveland County, Oklahoma County, the Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

In 1988, he was a founding shareholder and counsel to Republic Bank of Norman, in the acquisition of the assets of the failed Republic National Bank, an $18 million commercial bank from the FDIC. Since that time, Republic Bank & Trust, Norman, Oklahoma has grown to $550 million in total assets. Pape has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1990. He is also a Director on the board of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight, Raleigh, North Carolina; member and former Chair of the Bankers Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C. and a member of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Investors.

He served as a member of the Article 8 Legislative Review Subcommittee of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Financial Institutions and Commercial Law section of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee and served as a member of the Oklahoma Banking Commissioner's Banking Code Review Committee.

Areas of Expertise: 
AML/BSA Independent Audits
Bank and Bank Branch Acquisitions and Sales

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