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Rarely does a commercial or residential development project happen in North Central West Virginia without Brian Gallagher being consulted for guidance, advice, and connections.  Clients appreciate Brian’s ability to bring resources and people to the table that reduce roadblocks and red tape, to help them get projects done efficiently.  Brian helps clients develop commercial, recreational, industrial, and residential properties ranging from single project sites to large, multi-tenant, mixed-use developments.  Beyond helping clients with development projects, he is often called upon to help clients form entities, buy and sell assets, secure operating and expansion capital, and take advantage of tax incentives. 

Memberships & Awards

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Real Estate (2022 – Present)
The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law (2015-Present), Corporate Law (2021-Present), Real Estate Law (2007-Present), Venture Capital Law (2011-Present)
Best Lawyers® 2020 Morgantown, WV Real Estate Law, Lawyer of the Year
Super Lawyers® 2009

Key Experience

Represented a real estate developer in all aspects of the development of a 1,100 acre mixed-use development including acquisition, conventional and public financing, acquisition of public grants and tax incentives, environmental remediation, construction, zoning and land use, state and federal and local environmental permitting, sales and ground leasing and build to suit leasing
Represented a real estate developer in negotiating a joint venture agreement for a retail development involving multiple national retailers, national restaurant chains and local retailers
Represented an international manufacturing company with 20 locations operating in seven (7) states and four (4) countries with the sale of the stock of the company to an international investment banking company

Work Experience

1995 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC