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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.


For more information regarding our Real Property Practice, please contact:

Douglas C. McElwee

dcm@ramlaw.com
304-347-8310

Natural Resources
Real Estate Development and Planning

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
  • Mortgages
  • 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:

  • Acquisition
  • Disposition
  • 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:

  • Finance
  • Leasing
  • Acquisition
  • Construction
  • 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.

Participating Lawyers

Kent J. George

CEO
Email: kjg@ramlaw.com
Phone: 304-347-8322
Fax: 304-344-9566
Office: Charleston, WV

Douglas C. McElwee

Board Member
Email: dcm@ramlaw.com
Phone: 304-347-8310
Fax: 304-344-9566
Office: Charleston, WV

News & Media

Robinson & McElwee Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2022

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...

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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...

May 20, 2021

Mark Hayes joins International Association of Defense Counsel

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...

January 13, 2021

Robinson & McElwee Welcomes New Associate

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...

September 8, 2020

Robinson & McElwee Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2021

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...

August 20, 2020

Robinson & McElwee Message Regarding COVID-19

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...

March 23, 2020

Robinson & McElwee Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2020

Eleven lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.  The Robinson & McElwee attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for Charleston,...

August 15, 2019

Robinson & McElwee Member Mark Hayes Elected President of DTCWV

Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that firm Member Mark H. Hayes was elected President of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV) earlier this summer.  Mr. Hayes was officially installed at the Defense Trial Counsel of West...

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