Benjamin C. McKinney
Of Counsel
(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
2009-2012 Gabriel Brothers, Inc.

Speaking Engagements

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

Key Experience

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
Performed title examinations and drafted corresponding title opinions to assist a wide variety of clients in acquiring desired property rights

Memberships & Awards

Northern Appalachian Landman's Association (NALA)
Monongalia County Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar