Anthony C. Galier, J.D., C.P.A.
Mr. Galier graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1991. Prior to law school, he completed his undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor degree in Business Administration in Accounting from the Central State University of Oklahoma (now The University of Central Oklahoma). During law school, Mr. Galier completed three semesters in the law school's clinical and law intern programs. Mr. Galier served on the Board of Directors and was President of the Gerard Home, a non-profit shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children. He also served as a member of the Thunderbird Clubhouse Board, a non-profit organization designed to increase work, housing, and social connections and skills for mental health consumers in an effort to foster increased independence and less institutionalization. Mr. Galier maintains memberships in the Oklahoma Bar Association (including its section on Estate Planning, Probate, & Trust Law), the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants.
In addition to his license to practice law issued by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Mr. Galier holds a permit to practice accounting issued by the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. For 15years, Mr. Galier maintained an Oklahoma real estate broker's license issued by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. Mr. Galier is admitted to practice in the state courts of Oklahoma, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and in the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Galier's practice is broad, but emphasizes Oklahoma probate, estate planning, and estate administration, and the concerns of Oklahoma businesses and Oklahoma business owners. In his practice, Mr. Galier focuses not only on reactionary measures, but on planning and preventative measures. He has attended numerous individual courses on estate and business planning.
Mr. Galier enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys trying to keep up with his children, and taking walks with his wife. Mr. Galier is a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Moore, Oklahoma. Mr. Galier also participates in triathlons.
Marva Yandell is the Legal Assistant in our office. Marva has more than twenty years experience in administrative support as well as human resources experience. Our clients and future clients can be assured that their inquiries and correspondence will be handled with respect and confidentiality.
Marva is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University. Marva's previous work experience includes Oklahoma State Government in the Department of Tourism, Oklahoma's Governor's Office, and the Office of the State Auditor and Inspector. Other experience includes Oklahoma businesses in air conditioning manufacturing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Marva is the grandmother of three grandsons who live nearby and visit frequently. They are each active with a variety of interests from golf, football, to riding dirt bikes, etc.
Marva is a long time resident of Moore and lives with Oscar the Wonder Dog, an Australian Terrier. Oscar is often referred to as a human having a canine experience. Oscar places many demands on Marva's personal time, especially in the areas of leash walking, playing and general doggie demands.
Oscar does leave Marva time to be an active member of the parish of St. Andrew Catholic Church where she serves as a lector, participates in a cancer support group, cursillo small group, etc.
Marva's at home - leisure time - is largely spent creating clay art by hand (without the use of a potters wheel). The plates, platters, pitchers, glasses, boxes, etc, that Marva makes and decorates are truly "handmade." Marva's work is offered for sale at a couple of open house events scheduled through the year.
Rita Galier is the elder care assistant in our office. Rita has extensive experience in financial management assistance and service coordination for elderly persons. She also has more than forty years experience in real estate sales and property management. Our clients and future clients can be assured that their elder care matters are and will be handled with consideration and confidentiality.
Rita is the mother of six, including the firm's owner, Tony. She has fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild (with a second on the way). Rita is a long time resident of South Oklahoma City. Her parents, both in their 90's and married for 73 years, live with her. Rita is an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. There, she serves as a lector and participates in a cancer support group.
Abigail is the office Airedale Terrier. She makes sure everyone works hard, so that there is time for her play breaks. Abigail is referred all the telephone calls asking for the "person responsible for the long-distance decisions for the office." She is generally well behaved, but she does have a hard time dialing the office telephone. So, if you are Ma Bell, or a close relative - it may be a while before she returns that phone call.