Perry E. Kaufman

Perry E. Kaufman

Partner

(405) 524-2400 | pkaufman@gphglaw.com

Education

  • 2003 – Bachelor of Science from University of Central Oklahoma
  • 1988 – Oklahoma City University College of Law
  • 1985 – Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University

Areas of Practice

Commercial and business litigation and insurance defense litigation, title matters, financial difficulties, environmental, computer issues and civil rights litigation

Admissions to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • All State and Federal Courts in Oklahoma

Personal Information

Perry is a Senior Member of the Oklahoma City Gun Club in which he regularly competes in IPSC and 3 gun matches. Perry in North Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife, Sara, a Director of outpatient rehabilitation at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Their son and his wife live in New York City where he is a landman and his wife completing a dental residency in pediatric dentistry.
Perry attended the Oklahoma City University College of Law, graduating in 1988. He began in private practice for two and half years before being appointed to the Oklahoma School Land Trust where he served as General Counsel to the Trustees which consisted of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the President of the Board of Agriculture. He was in private practice prior to joining the School Land Trust primarily focusing on commercial and business litigation and civil rights litigation.
Perry received his first Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in 1985, focusing on political science and psychology. Perry received his second Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003, for studies in computer science. This last degree helps significantly when handling the electronic discovery present in today’s litigation.
Perry Kaufman’s practice focuses primarily on commercial and business litigation and insurance defense litigation. Included in these matters are defense of clients being audited by Medicare and Medicaid (Oklahoma Health Care Authority audits), both administratively and through the litigation of those matters if necessary. He also represents clients in property and title matters, financial difficulties, environmental, computer issues and civil rights litigation. Perry has an extensive background and education concerning electronic discovery and represents individuals and companies in complex litigation matters.
Prior to returning to private practice and joining GPHG in 2009, Perry served as an attorney for the largest public trust in Oklahoma for 19 years, the Oklahoma School Land Trust, which manages over 700,000 acres of surface interests in real estate, and over 1.1 million acres of mineral interests. The trust also manages an investment fund in excess of $1.5 billion invested in many diverse class investments, from hedge funds to bonds. The Trust had a very active commercial leasing program for which Perry negotiated hundreds of commercial leases. Perry sought to resolve lease and property boundary disputes without litigation if possible. It is always better to resolve an issue without having to resort to the courts if possible, especially a property dispute where you have to continue to deal with the other side on a daily basis.
Perry is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 5th and 10th Circuits, and all federal and state courts of Oklahoma.
Beyond the courtroom today, Perry is a Senior Member of the Oklahoma City Gun Club in which he regularly competes in IPSC and 3 gun matches. Perry in North Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife, Sara, a Director of outpatient rehabilitation at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Their son and his wife live in New York City where he is a landman and his wife completing a dental residency in pediatric dentistry.

Report Cases

  • In re Crook, 966 F.2d 539, C.A.10, (Okl. 1992).
  • Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. State of Okl. ex rel. Com’rs of Land Office, 899 F.Supp. 564, W.D.Okl.,1992.
  • Apache Corp. v. State ex rel. Com’rs of Land Office, 845 P.2d 128, Okl.App.,1992.
  • TXO Production Corp. v. State ex rel. Com’rs of Land Office, 903 P.2d 259 Okl.,1994.
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc. v. State ex rel. Com’rs of the Land Office, 935 P.2d 1179, Okl.,1997.
  • In re Tri State Outdoor Media Group, Inc., 283 B.R. 358, Bkrtcy.M.D.Ga.,2002.
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