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    Brian Hopkins focuses his practice in the areas of coal, oil and gas, gas pipeline and commercial real estate law.

    Memberships & Awards

    Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
    Real Estate Section, West Virginia State Bar
    Kanawha County Bar Association
    Past Member, West Virginia Records Management & Preservation Board, appointed by Governor Robert Wise

    Key Experience

    Served as real estate counsel for a number of regional interstate natural gas transmission companies and natural gas distribution companies, as well as for an electric generation and distribution company; responsible for right-of-way and site acquisition, facility purchases and sales, facility and storage leasing, relocations, eminent domain proceedings, and protection and enforcement of land rights, including related litigation
    Performed title work and headed permit and environmental due diligence review teams for coal acquisition involving over 100,000 acres of reserves, and prepared related reports as well as deeds, leases, assignments and bills of sale used to close the transaction
    Represented multi-state shopping center developer in the acquisition and development of three sites, including performing title work, obtaining subdivision approvals, zoning approvals, and annexation, as well as negotiation and drafting of construction loan documents, permanent loan documents, utility and access easements, protective covenants and restrictions, dedications, and ground leases for developed property