About this office:
Barth & Thompson emphasize representation for clients who benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach to complex financial, taxation, legal and technical issues and government regulation and legislation. The firm's partners have supporting backgrounds in accounting, complex commercial transactions and public service in senior appointive positions in the executive and legislative branches as well as in the private sector. The firm recognizes that a successful legal result frequently requires the integration of technical knowledge with the capacity to both prosecute litigation and to utilize innovative dispute resolution techniques to secure a prompt and cost-effective result.
Leader in Evolving Practice Areas - Barth & Thompson has been a leader in the transactional, taxation and regulatory aspects of coalbed-methane development and other energy production technologies. The Firm also has a leading role in representing land companies, trusts and other landowners concerning their increasing exposure to environmental and other liabilities related to mineral production and in negotiation of complex mining and drilling agreements.
West Virginia Practice - Extends throughout the State with representation in all state and federal courts and administrative agencies for all legal matters detailed in Practice Areas.
Specialized Practice in Washington, D.C - Representation is also provided in Washington, D. C. in selected practice areas regard to: Proceedings before the Federal Regulatory Commission and with respect to Federal Legislation & Appropriations.
Business Organizations, Transactions and Financing - Formation, acquisition, financing and liquidation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business and non-taxable entities. Counseling regarding tax strategies, organizational governance, business transactions, financing, licensing proceedings, economic and utility regulation. Regulation of banking and lending institutions and serving as both lender's and borrower's counsel.
Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy - Representation for creditors, debtors committee and trustees in reorganization, liquidation and adversary proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The firm emphasizes the integration of corporate reorganization with management of taxation, mineral development, environmental and other complex liabilities for innovative Bankruptcy strategies. The Firm also represents parties in "out of court" workout and reorganizations as well as in state court receiverships.
Natural Resources, Mineral Development & Energy - Transactions and negotiations related to coal, oil & gas, coal bed methane, aggregate and other minerals, water rights and timber properties including financing, mining and drilling agreements. Natural gas regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and W.Va. Public Service Commission.
Environmental Regulation - Regulatory compliance and defense in enforcement actions related to mining, oil & gas, water quality, land use, and state and federal regulatory programs.
Real Estate & Probate - Transactions related to commercial and residential properties and development. Representation includes construction, financing, foreclosures, title insurance, subdivision, land use and zoning. Probate and administration of estates and estate planning.
Civil Litigation - Trial and appellate litigation in all state and federal courts within West Virginia in the substantive areas described above. The Firm has also developed an expertise in the mediation of disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation of complex business issues and litigation.
Legislative and Administrative Practice - Representation in public policy and legislative issues related to natural resources development, energy, environmental regulation and taxation before the West Virginia Legislature, Congress and federal and state agencies.
Constitutional Law - This firm is dedicated to and has long engaged in litigation with a goal of protecting the rights of citizens insured by the Bill of Rights (First Ten Amendments) of the United States Constitution and Article Three of the West Virginia Constitution. These safeguards provide protection from governmental interference with these guaranteed rights. From "free speech" to "due process", the firm has successfully litigated to assure that these foundations of our way of life are not abridged.
Employment Law - Labor and Employment Affirmative Action Age Discrimination in Employment Civil Service Child Labor Law Collective Bargaining Confidentiality Agreements Covenants Not To Compete Employee Discipline Employee Drug Testing Employee Leasing Employee Privacy Employee Rights Employer Intentional Torts Employer Liability Employer Rights Employment Arbitration Employment at Will Employment Breach of Contract Employment Civil Rights Employment Claims Employment Class Actions Employment Contracts Employment Defense Employment Disability Discrimination Employment Discrimination Employment Law Employment Litigation Employment Mediation Employment Practices Liability Insurance Employment Rights Employment Termination Equal Employment Opportunity Law Executive Employment Law Executive Severance Contracts Executive Transfers Fair Employment Practices Fair Labor Standards Family and Medical Leave Act Federal Employment law Harassment Human Resources Law International Employment Contracts International Labor Law Labor Antitrust Labor Arbitration Labor Law Legislation Labor Relations Labor Strikes Management Employment Law Management Labor Law Minimum Wage law National Labor Relations Act National Origin Discrimination Negligent Hiring Noncompete Litigation Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements Outsourcing Personnel Policies Personnel Training Prevailing Wage Litigation Public Sector Collective Bargaining Public Sector Employment Law Public Sector Labor Relations Reductions in Force Restrictive Covenants Retaliatory Discharge Security Clearances Sexual Harassment Title VII Discrimination Unfair Labor Practices Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Union Contact Negotiations Union Elections Union Labor Law Union Organization Wage and Hour Law WARN Act Whistleblower Litigation Workplace Violence Wrongful Termination Wrongful Termination Defense.