J. Michael Entz was born March 27, 1956, and grew up on a small farm and ranch near Hydro, Oklahoma. Michael lives in Hydro with his family and maintains law offices in Oklahoma City and Weatherford.
Michael attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctorate degree, and also has received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in Communications Consultancy. He has been practicing law in Oklahoma since October of 1987. Michael passed the Series 7 and Series 63 exams in May of 1989, and has been active in the securities and insurance market since that time. In January of 1998, he became an Investment Advisor Representative, and in April of 1999, he became licensed as a General Securities Principal (Series 24) which allows him to supervise other investment representatives.
Michael has been practicing in the tax and trust area of the law for over twenty years. Over that time, he has worked as a legal intern at the Oklahoma Tax Commission, for the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and maintained a private law practice. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and in the U. S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. Michael is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a past Adjunct Instructor on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills at the University of Oklahoma College of Law – Paralegal Program.
After working with the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Michael organized estate planning for prospective donors as the Director of Planned Giving for the Oklahoma State University Foundation. While in this capacity, he helped donors throughout the country with estate planning and the tax issues involved in making a charitable gift to Oklahoma State University.
Michael’s practice is concentrated in financial and estate planning (wills, trusts and probate matters) and family owned business planning.