James E. Garvin
Of Counsel
(304) 353-8179
Office: Charleston
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. Alderson-Broaddus University
Licensure: WV
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James Garvin focuses his practice in the areas of energy and real estate law.

Work Experience

2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1985-2011 Private Practice of Law, Charleston, WV
1984-1985 Assistant Attorney General, Office of the West Virginia Attorney General
1982-1984 Claims Counsel, State Farm Fire and Casualty Company

Key Experience

Conducted real estate transactions on behalf of lending institutions and private parties, including the conduct and review of surface and mineral title examinations and issuance of title insurance policies
Represented a builder from the inception of a seven-building professional park to acquire the land, meet the requirements of the zoning ordinance administered by the local government planning commission, and draft the master lease for commercial and professional tenants
Represented the purchaser in the negotiation and purchase of a franchised dealership in nine locations, including coordinating the efforts of counsel for both the seller and the lending institution

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
American Inn of Courts