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    Hampton Rose’s multi-faceted practice is rooted in a desire to get things done.  Even as a 4th generation West Virginia lawyer, Hampton took a unique path to his profession.  Prior to law school, Hampton operated heavy equipment in West Virginia coal mines and remains certified as a black hat miner. That experience opened Hampton’s eyes to the energy industry in West Virginia and helped him develop his skills as a problem solver.  

    Hampton’s clients depend on him when engaged in commercial transactions and related financing, often involving mineral assets and real estate.  Local, regional, and national financial institutions call on Hampton for assistance in negotiating deal terms, drafting documents, performing due diligence, insuring title, and perfection of security interests in collateral. 

    Hampton is also a zealous advocate for clients who seek guidance navigating both the legislative and executive branches of state government.  Hampton, who is 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.  Clients, as well as elected officials, appreciate Hampton’s collaborative and amiable approach, rooted in his desire to make West Virginia a better place to do business, raise a family, and grow roots.

    Memberships & Awards

    West Virginia Bar Association
    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

    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)