Noah J. Fontanez

Noah Fontanez is an accomplished attorney practicing in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma. He also often represents clients across the United States within the aviation industry. Noah’s diverse legal background includes aviation, business law, estate planning and probate, family law and divorce, oil and gas rights, personal injury, and landlord- tenant law; including evictions.

AVIATION ATTORNEY – Prior to becoming an attorney, Noah served for over five years as a United States Marine Corps Air Defense Control Officer. As an Air Defense Control Officer, Noah provided close ground based radar control of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft; included fighters and transportation aircraft. As he progressed he continued to control aircraft and provide airspace management functions for the military. Noah’s aviation experiences have made him a knowledgeable aviation attorney.

ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE – After taking a brief hiatus from his military career to attend the University of Tulsa College of Law, Noah practiced as a lawyer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG). He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2016. He continues to serve our country as a lawyer in the United States Army Reserves and has a combined military career of over twenty years. Noah just recently returned from a year-long military deployment to Middle East where he served as Chief of Contract and Fiscal Law.

BUSINESS LAWYER – Following his active duty tour, Noah began his civilian career as in-house counsel to one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration companies in the United States.

Throughout his experiences in both the Army and as in-house counsel, Noah has handled a wide variety of complex legal matters. While serving in the Army, such matters included intelligence law, fiscal law, military air support missions, contracts, estate planning, military justice, administrative law, consumer law, labor, and federal ethics law. As an in-house oil and gas attorney, in addition to routine employment matters, Noah’s primary role involved negotiating, drafting, revising, and reviewing oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, seismic agreements, farmout agreements, software licenses, and various other unique contracts related to oil and gas exploration and production.

Education

Juris Doctor, 2002

University of Tulsa College of Law – while at Tulsa, Noah served as Student Bar President, received an academic scholarship and was awarded for exemplary service as a student.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Noah was a two sport athlete in college. He ran cross country at the University of Tennessee at Martin before finishing up his athletic career on UTC’s wrestling team. While at Chattanooga, Noah was on the Athletic Dean’s List.

PERSONAL – Noah is an active member of Life.Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is married to Stephanie Fontanez and they have four children; Jacob, Hanna, Gabriel and Lauren. They are all avid sports fans. Jacob is a Division I college wrestler at West Point, NY studying Computer Science.

Practice Areas:

  • Aviation
  • Business Formation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Corporate and Business
  • Defense and Intelligence
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Litigation and Disputes
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate – Residential
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Small Business
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Government Fiscal Law; Energy – Oil and Gas

Admissions:

  • Oklahoma
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court – Western District of Oklahoma

Honor Societies:

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association;
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association;
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Panel Attorney;
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

Published Works:

Education:

  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Law of Armed Conflict; Federal Ethics Law

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