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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.

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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.