Clifford N. Ribner

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Attorney Awards



- Adjunct Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law

- Instructor for “Individual Income Tax” (4 Credits), Spring Term, 1981.

- AV (Highest Possible) Martindale-Hubbell peer-reviewed rating since 1985.


2004 – Present, Solo practitioner – 320 S. Boston, Tulsa, OK. Practice limited to Taxation.

1987 – 2004, Sole Practitioner, Office since 1995 at 320 South Boston. All aspects of complex litigation (from initial pleadings through final judgment and collection, including discovery, trials and appeals). Cases have involved State and Federal Tax Controversies, Antitrust, Corporate Law, Securities, Fraud and other complex Business Torts, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Legal Malpractice, Battery and Outrage, Conversion, Negligence, Contracts, Priority of Liens, Divorce, Federal Indian Law, Constitutional Law, Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Oklahoma and Federal Criminal Law, Commercial Law, E.R.I.S.A.

January 1985 – 1987, Equal Partner in Kronfeld & Ribner, 2340 One Williams Center, Tulsa, OK. Practice limited to taxation.

July 1984 – January 1985, Principal in Ribner & Associates, 1516 South Boston Ave., Tulsa, OK. Practice limited to taxation.

January 1982 – July 1984, Initially Associate, then Partner, in charge of Tax, at Blackstock, Joyce, Pollard, Blackstock and Montgomery, 515 South Main Mall. Tulsa, OK.

June 1979 – January 1982, Tax Associate, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Collingsworth & Nelson, 4100 One Williams Center, Tulsa, OK.

October 1978 – June 1979, Associate, Carter Ledyard & Milburn, Two Wall Street, New York


- McDermott v. Sentry Life Insurance Co., 2000 OK CIV APP 115, 15 P.3d 508, cert. den.;

- Patel v. OMH, 1999 OK 33, 987 P.2d 1185, cert. den.;

- James E. and Nancy Foy, 84 T.C. 50 (1985);

- Church By Mail, Inc., 48 T.C.M. 471(1984), P. Hall T.C. Memo 1984-349.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • IRS Appeals
  • IRS Penalty Abatement
  • Delinquent Tax Returns
  • Employment Tax Controversies
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Representation of Clients Before All Federal Courts And The IRS
  • Innocent Spouse
  • Minimizing problems from “Cancellation of Debt” Income
  • Representing Taxpayers in Criminal Tax Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Serving As Special Tax Counsel (For Other Lawyers and Their Clients)
  • Tax Advice
  • Tax Litigation
  • Civil and Criminal Tax Controversies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
918-236-1139  Phone
918-582-9200  Phone
University Attended:
Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
Law School Attended:
New York University, LL.M., Taxation, Lasker Scholar, 1978 (full-tuition merit scholarship), 1978; New York University, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1979, New York; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1980, Oklahoma; 1996, U.S. Supreme Court; 1979, U.S. Tax Court
Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, May 8, 1951

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (1 review)
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