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Russell is a partner at Palmer Wantland, a local law firm providing a complete offering of
legal services and business consulting. Russell has experience advising a number of seed
and early stage business ventures in a number of different industries. Primarily, Russell
works alongside businesses providing oversight and advisement on strategic planning,
asset management, development, forecasting, and litigation matters. Russell also advises
clients in all areas of real estate development, management, and revitalization, and is
working to build the foundation of several new Oklahoma based private equity
investment companies who are seeking to build asset portfolios in the local energy,
technology, and medical sectors.

Using his knowledge of the local market and extensive experience gained in identifying
and analyzing investments, Mr. Wantland provides a unique combination of legal and
business knowledge to improve strategic planning, operations, and long-term value of
growing companies. Prior to forming Palmer | Wantland, Russell served as General
Counsel for Caliber Companies, and represented clients in private practice for the firm
Mulinix, Ogden, Hall, Andrews, and Ludlam PLLC, in the areas of closely held mergers
and acquisitions, business litigation, and real estate transactions. Mr. Wantland earned his
B.B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma. His home is in
Northeast Edmond, Oklahoma, where he attends St. Mark Lutheran Church and serves as
an Elder. Russell serves on the Central Edmond Urban Development Board, is a member
of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Urban Land Institute, Oklahoma Venture Forum,
Sustainable Edmond, and recently served as a steering committee member for
development of the City of Edmond’s 50-year water supply plan.

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