Ken L. Hunt

USA: Oklahoma

Hall Estill
320 South Boston Avenue
Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74103-3706

Tel: 918-594-0420
Fax: 918-594-0505


Ken Hunt began his legal career at Hall Estill and serves as a Senior member on the firm’s Board of Directors. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of federal, state and local taxation, including deferred compensation arrangements and tax-related litigation.  He also assists clients in many energy related business transactions especially acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. He has been involved with ERISA issues both for clients and the firm, where he serves on our deferred compensation committee. Ken is an AV-rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell, a Best Lawyer in America in Tax Law and Litigation & Controversy-Tax, as well as being recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Tax Law.   He has also been named as Tulsa Best Lawyers Tax Lawyer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Ken has lectured for Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas and OIPA Associations, and before various groups on taxation issues.  He has published more than 500 articles as the Oklahoma correspondent for the national publication, State Tax Notes.  He is the author of the “Oklahoma Tax Law” section in the State Tax Handbook, published in 2001 by Brubaeken Publishing.  He is also the author of the Oklahoma section of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section  project on the taxation of S corporations.  He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa School of Law.

Additional highlights of Ken’s career include:

  • Identified and developed ideas and plans which produced substantial federal and state income tax savings related to so-called “Indian country property”
  • Represented various entities of large corporate clients in a number of difficult property tax cases which resulted in millions of dollars of tax and penalty savings
  • Participated in structuring various transactions and locating businesses to maximize the federal and state tax advantages for large and small commercial corporate clients
  • Handled significant federal, state and local tax litigation
  • Presenter – Legal Update, Oklahoma Association of Tax Representatives, 2010
  • Oklahoma Tax Update – OICPA – 2014, 2015 & 2016

Our comprehensive Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning and Employee Benefits Law practice identifies innovative and practical solutions for complex tax and other issues in these areas of practice. We represent public and private corporations, partnerships, LLCs and individuals in Oklahoma, regionally and nationally in the following areas:

  • Income and Estate Tax Planning & Controversy
  • State and Local Tax Practice
  • Estate Planning & Post Death Administration
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Executive Compensation, Other Employee Benefits and ERISA
Rich in Oklahoma heritage and a tradition of legal experience. Since the mid-1960s, Hall Estill has been delivering powerful results to its clients nationwide. A full-service business law firm, we have created a practice that taps the knowledge of skilled attorneys while maintaining focus on meeting clients’ needs.

More than 140 Hall Estill legal professionals maintain close contact through offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas – helping clients handle their legal affairs in local, regional, national and international venues. Additionally, the firm employs state-of-the-art technology to deliver timely, cost-effective and secure services.

Oklahoma, 1981 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma | United States Tax Court