Benjamin C. McKinney
(304) 598-8107
Office: Morgantown
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Ben McKinney focuses his practice in the areas of energy and mineral law and real estate development. Mr. McKinney regularly assists clients with surface and mineral title examinations and title opinions, coordinating and performing due diligence for asset acquisitions and divestitures, and undertaking curative work and preparing transactional documents related to real estate development projects.

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

“Update on Recording Requirements and Other Record Room Considerations,” NALA Seminar, May 23, 2018

“Recording Requirements,” GABALTA Spring Conference, April 25, 2018

Contributing Author, “Summary of Selected Principles of North Dakota Oil and Gas Law,” 2015

Key Experience

Hands-on experience working closely with in-house legal and land groups in both the upstream exploration and production and midstream sectors to help major E&P and Midstream companies achieve operational goals
Performed due diligence, undertook curative work, and prepared transactional documents for multi-million dollar energy transactions to assist energy clients in development efforts
Assisted with project management and document review associated with major title and asset development projects for a variety of energy clients

Memberships & Awards

West Virginia State Bar
Monongalia County Bar Association