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Practice Goals -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 Washinton, D. C.  in selected practice areas regard to: Proceedings before the Federal Regulatory Commission and with respect to Federal Legislation & Appropriations

Firm Business Affiliations:
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
West Virginia Coal Association
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Approved Attorneys/Title Insurance Agent: Chicago Title Insurance Co.; First American Title Insurance Co.