Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC

H. Steven Walton

Mr. Walton is the Managing Member of Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC. His practice involves representing banking, mutual fund, private equity, oil and gas and LNG companies based in the Southwest in domestic and international transactions.


In his career Mr. Walton has represented buyers and sellers in over 250 M&A transactions; issuers, underwriters, venture funds, mutual funds and private equity investors in public and private equity and debt financings and restructurings; and public and private companies in domestic and international development projects.  He also regularly consults with corporate boards on governance and compliance issues.

Representative Recent Engagements

  • Excelerate Energy — General Counsel of international LNG company (2006-2020)
  • Kaiser-Francis Oil Company — Sale of Summit ESP to Halliburton.
  • Argonaut Private Equity — Fund counsel on over 20 acquisitions and divestitures by leading Oklahoma private equity firm.
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation — Investment in private equity and venture capital funds in US, Europe, Bermuda, Israel and India.
  • Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. — Derivatives trading with customers and market counterparties.


Kansas State University, B.S., English, 1980;  With Honors



University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1983; Graduated 1st in Class; Articles Editor of the Kansas Law Review; Order of the Coif; He was the Outstanding US Advocate at the 28th Annual, International Moot Court Competition; All Dean’s List: 1981, 1982, 1983.

Oklahoma, 2006

Texas, 1983

Director, Excelerate Energy

Director and Vice President, Tulsa Opera

Director, Harger Howe & Associates

Member, Southern Hills Country Club

Member, First Christian Church of Tulsa