Gale Allison, JD, LLM, AEP®

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A mediator through DRC, I mediate family and business disputes in my experience areas. With four decades of practicing estate and trust law and consulting on high stakes divorces, I am uniquely qualified to mediate solutions not only with dollars and cents, but also with tax and estate/trust solutions. I mediate business disputes about ownership, succession and management, and family conflicts like divorce, wills, trusts, guardianships, and elder care. My law practice is specific to estates: estate planning (including business succession planning), trust and estate administration, estate and gift tax defense, probate, guardianship, and resolution of related disputes or litigation. My favorite activity has always been successfully resolving truly messed up estates and trusts regardless of how the mess arose. Our estate and business planning services have addressed estates valued from $25,000 to $200,000,000.

As a law partner with Schaffer Herring, I can field efficient litigation teams to resolve disputes between fiduciaries (trustees, executors, guardians, agents) and beneficiaries or wards. My legal team has in-depth experience in estate and trust administration and creative estate doctoring (easing the consequences of poor, poorly executed, or non-existent estate planning). I was a federal Assistant General Litigator for Health and Human Services, IRS Estate and Gift Tax Lawyer, and private practice estate attorney. An Adjunct Professor, I taught estate tax at Northeastern State University and jurisprudence at the University of Tennessee. My education includes a BA, JD, LLM in Taxation, and certificates in mediating litigated cases, elder care, and family law.

I sit on the Advisory Board for Purview Life, support veteran’s causes, and am a Be My Eyes volunteer for blind or visually impaired people. I blog in my subject areas and present professional or public seminars for attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, business groups, and the general public.

Areas of Practice (39)

  • Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Tax Compliance
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Probate Estate Litigation
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Trusts
  • Trust Litigation
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Estate and Inheritance Mediation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
918-492-4500  Phone
918-492-4500  Cell Phone
University Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certificates, Mediating the Litigated Case; Elder Care Mediation; The Mediation Institute, Certificate​, Family and Divorce Mediation; University of Georgia, B.A., English, 1973
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1980; University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1976, Georgia; 1981, Tennessee; 1986, U.S. Tax Court; 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1995, Oklahoma
Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Tennessee and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia. Past President, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section Board, Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections member,
( Mediating the Litigated Case, Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Mediation, Elder Care Mediation, Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Mediation, Family and Divorce Mediation, The Mediation Institute, Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), National Association of Estate Planning Councils )
Hobbies & interests:
Golf and family
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

Peer Reviews

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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