Kent A. Gilliland


Hall Estill
100 North Broadway Ave.
Suite 2900
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-8865

Tel: 405-553-2824


Kent Gilliland practices primarily in the Banking and Commercial Finance arenas.  Kent works on a broad range of lending transactions, including Energy Lending (producing properties/leases/pipeline facilities) involving a mix of debt and equity structures, Real Estate construction and permanent loans (office buildings / industrial buildings / automobile dealerships / apartments / medical offices and clinics and private hospitals/raw land commercial development projects/residential builder – developer lending), Government Lending (Public School lease/purchase financing)(representing banks in bond or note purchases involving municipal or county infrastructure projects), and Dealer Floor Plan financing.

Kent works on syndicated loan facilities, reserve-based facilities, and private and public capital markets financings. Kent is also a member of Hall Estill’s legal opinion committee and maintains a vibrant practice providing legal opinions in connection with lending transactions.

Kent is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He has an individual attorney AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell, has been selected as a Best Lawyer in Banking & Finance Law, and is an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Banking.

The Banking/Commercial Finance Services lawyers at Hall Estill offer seasoned counsel in all aspects of lending and financing matters, complex corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance issues, and institutional formations and dissolutions. We represent a wide range of publicly and privately owned financial institutions, including banks, savings and loans, credit unions, holding companies, trust companies and their related affiliates, in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas and throughout the country.

In addition, our attorneys advise commercial borrowers with complex financing needs on a variety of short- and long-term credit facilities and capital-raising projects. We provide counsel on single and multiple lines of credit, venture capital investments, acquisition financing, and term and revolving credit loans. We regularly provide counsel on entity formations, day-to-day management and operations, general corporate structuring, equity packages for commercial banks, contracts and documentation, and the execution of commercial loan transactions.

Our Banking/Commercial Finance Services practice and team members have been recognized for excellence for many years in Best Lawyers. In addition, Chambers USASuper Lawyers and the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers have cited many Hall Estill attorneys for exemplary work in the areas of the law that frequently intersect with the needs of our financial services clients.

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 150 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.