Robinson & McElwee has extensive experience with regard to real property law and is well-positioned to serve its clients’ needs.
From acquisition, to leasing, financing, zoning or disputes, our attorneys have the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to serve your real property legal matters.
Robinson & McElwee’s real property team of attorneys has extensive experience in the examination and analysis of land and mineral title searches, as well as property acquisition, financing and development.
Our attorneys handle title certifications for natural resource matters, including coal, oil and gas, and timber. Robinson & McElwee performs title certifications for several national oil and gas operators leading the development of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Real Property Practice Group also has extensive experience in natural resource matters relating to land leases, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.
Our attorneys focus on coal, oil and gas leases, as well as trucking and transloading agreements.
Natural resource-related issues are complex requiring an array of legal skills. Working with Business & Corporate, as well as Energy & Environment, attorneys, the Real Property attorneys provide a comprehensive approach to such matters.
Our attorneys also have experience in matters relating to:
- Real estate leases
- Deeds of trust
- Disputes among landowners
- Day-to-day operations agreements
As licensed insurance title agents for Chicago Title Insurance Title Company, First American Insurance Title Company and Old Republic Insurance Title Company, our attorneys prepare title commitments and insurance policies. Attorneys within the firm’s Real Property Practice Group also belong to the Ohio Land Title Association.
Our Real Property Practice Area has significant experience with real estate-related transactions in all phases and forms, including:
- Development of industrial and commercial sites
Robinson & McElwee’s attorneys focus on retail-site developments such as shopping centers and other complex real estate transactions involving industrial, resort and other commercial real estate development projects.
Robinson & McElwee advises clients on:
- 1031 tax-free exchanges
- Eminent domain
- Land use planning and zoning, and more
Our attorneys participate in esteemed organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers and ALFA International’s Retail Practice Group and Construction Law Practice Group.
Other related experience includes significant work with transactional documents during all phases of the real estate development process, including conceptual planning, leasing and sales arrangements, acquisition of property, construction contracts, road infrastructure and easements.
Robinson & McElwee attorneys also represent individuals in disputes involving real property throughout West Virginia, as well as represent commercial and retail property owners in connection with leasing and development matters.
In addition, our attorneys prepare title commitments and insurance policies as title agents for Chicago Title Insurance Title Company, First American Insurance Title Company and Old Republic Insurance Title Company. Attorneys within the firm’s Real Property Practice Group also belong to the Ohio Land Title Association.
News & Media
Thirteen lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. The Robinson & McElwee attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 for Charleston, WV include: Joseph S....
Selected from among only five percent of attorneys in the Mountain State, three of Robinson & McElwee’s attorneys were honored with inclusion in the West Virginia 2022 Super Lawyers Magazine. After the completion of a patented selection process in the region,...
The newly released edition of Chambers USA 2022 recognized five Robinson & McElwee attorneys as leaders in their field for their practices in West Virginia: Kent George, Real Estate (Band 1) and Corporate/Commercial (Band 2) Heather Harlan, Tax (Band 2) Doug...
Robinson & McElwee Of Counsel attorney Joseph Beeson has been selected as a member of the 2022 class of the West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellows. The criteria for this selective group of Bar Foundation Fellows are those judges and lawyers whose professional,...
Thirteen lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. The Robinson & McElwee attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 for...
The newly released edition of Chambers USA 2021 recognized three Robinson & McElwee attorneys as leaders in their field for their practices in West Virginia: Kent George, Real Estate (Band 1) and Corporate/Commercial (Band 2)Doug McElwee, Real Estate (Band...
Robinson & McElwee announced that partner Mark H. Hayes recently joined the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), one of the most prestigious legal organizations in the world. "Mark is an experienced and skillful defense lawyer, as evidenced by...
Robinson & McElwee PLLC has been recognized in three metropolitan tiers in two cities in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” list. Firms included in this list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive...
Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that Lindsay Stollings has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office and concentrate her practice in Business Litigation. Ms. Stollings earned her J.D. in 2020...
Fifteen lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. The Robinson & McElwee attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 for...
Robinson & McElwee announced today that Anne Blankenship has joined the firm’s energy and environmental practice as Senior Counsel. For over 18 years, Ms. Blankenship has worked in West Virginia’s energy industry in various capacities. She has...
Given the circumstances surrounding the highly contagious nature and expected spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommendations, and the guidelines suggested by federal, state and local officials for the safety of our employees and their families, and the safety of our...