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    Evans "Buddy" King concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis in media acquisitions and energy matters.  His practice also includes documentation and structuring of commercial loans, workouts and commercial collections.  Mr. King's experience includes serving as lead counsel in numerous mergers and acquisitions and commercial lending transactions involving numerous multi-million dollar acquisitions and sales and credit facilities.  He serves as General Counsel to the firm and on several of its major committees.

    Memberships & Awards

    Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
    Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Super Lawyers®, 2007, 2011
    Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2013
    Past Member, Committee on Uniform Commercial Code, West Virginia State Bar
    Past President, Harrison County Bar Association

    Key Experience

    Lead counsel in purchase of over 20 daily newspapers and countless weekly/shopper publications and radio stations
    Lead counsel in numerous financings, both for lenders and borrowers, ranging in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to mid 9 figure range
    Handled numerous purchases and sales of producing coal properties and/or coal reserves and oil and gas properties as well as financings relating to such types of assets primarily in the Appalachian region of the United States

    Work Experience

    1980 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    Mr. King has been a featured speaker at West Virginia CLE seminars concerning bankruptcy and banking matters, as well as numerous industry seminars on oil and gas financings and commercial workouts presented to clients.