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    Hampton Rose’s multi-faceted practice is rooted in a desire to help clients get things done.  Hampton leads Steptoe’s Real Estate Practice Team and is the Chairman of the West Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Division.  Hampton is a licensed title insurance agent in West Virginia and represents buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial transactions and related financing, often involving mineral and real property assets.  Hampton has vast experience in negotiating deal terms, drafting transaction documents, managing due diligence, and insuring title of collateral in commercial and energy transactions large and small. 

    Hampton is also a zealous advocate for clients who seek guidance navigating both the legislative and executive branches of state government.  Hampton,  a registered lobbyist, represents clients in a broad array of industries before the West Virginia Legislature to shape policy on issues vital to their success. 

    Prior to law school, Hampton operated heavy equipment in West Virginia coal mines and was certified as a “black hat” miner.  That experience provided Hampton a front row seat to the energy industry in West Virginia and helped him develop his skills as a problem solver.  

    Clients appreciate Hampton’s collaborative, amiable and dogged approach, rooted in his desire to make West Virginia and the Appalachian region a better place to do business and raise a family.

    Memberships & Awards

    The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2022-Present), Oil and Gas Law (2022-Present)
    West Virginia Bar Association Executive Council
    Kanawha County Bar Association

    Key Experience

    Negotiated loan terms, drafted loan documents, and conducted closing on behalf of national lending institution for the financing of an urban mixed-use development
    Represented lender in a transaction for the construction of hotel project in Marshall County, West Virginia in excess of $11M
    Managed credit facilities for a large energy conglomerate to ensure accurate collateralization of loans held by large financial institution

    Work Experience

    2017 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2011-2017 Bowles Rice LLP
    2016-2018 West Virginia House of Delegates, Counsel, Finance Committee and Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development Committee

    Speaking Engagements

    Emcee and Presenter, West Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Division Annual Meeting – Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia (2021)

    Guest Lecturer, “Oil and Gas Law,” West Virginia State University (2018-2019)

    Presenter, “Tax Sales in West Virginia,” Southern Appalachian Association of Professional Landmen (September 2019)

    Panel Moderator, “Relationship Between Land and Legal in Marcellus and Utica Operating Companies,” Appalachian Land Institute (October 2019)