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Ken Barton concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and commercial transactions, real estate, real estate development, mergers and acquisitions and corporate workouts and collections. He is the Managing Member of the firm's Martinsburg office.

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law (2010-Present), Commercial Finance Law (2019-Present), Commercial Litigation (2010-Present), Corporate Law (2010-Present), Litigation - Banking and Finance (2011-Present), Real Estate Law (2007-Present)
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Real Estate (2022 – Present)
Best Lawyers® 2020 Morgantown, WV Litigation - Banking and Finance, Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers® 2019 Morgantown, WV, Banking and Finance Law, Lawyer of the Year
Super Lawyers®
Past President, Berkeley County Bar Association

Key Experience

Currently serves as general counsel to the Berkeley County Development Authority
Provides counsel to clients regarding governmental incentives for developers including Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreements (PILOT) and other tax incentives
Serves as counsel to a number of banking institutions providing advice in operations, securitization of loans; loan structures, workouts and collections

Work Experience

1996 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1988-1996 Godard West & Adelman
1986-1988 Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Foster

Speaking Engagements

"Land Use Issues in West Virginia," West Virginia Bar Association, 2008