Commercial Litigation in West Virginia
300 Summers Street BB&T Square, Suite 700, Charleston, 25301
Lewis Glasser takes pride in the depth and caliber of its partners, associates, paralegals and support staff, serving the legal interests of our clients in West Virginia and the region. With a home office in Charleston, West Virginia, our team of dedicated professionals is deployed cost-effectively to achieve client goals. The firm’s commitment to personal attentiveness and intimate knowledge of each client matter helps us establish a high level of trust in our client relationships.
Lewis Glasser’s clients have access to senior level counsel, based on Lewis Glasser’s more than 40 years in existence. Our attorneys have a broad range of education and experience, and their primary areas of expertise include:
- Business and corporate transactions
- Taxation and estates
- Corporate bankruptcy and insolvency
- Energy and mineral law
- Health care law
- Real property law
- Commercial litigation
- Eminent domain
- Real estate
The firm also has considerable experience in matters related to public utilities, commercial developments, finance and securities, and construction.
Many of Lewis Glasser's lawyers have also received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating. The firm’s focus on achieving clients’ goals in a proactive, value-oriented manner has afforded Lewis Glasser the opportunity to build and maintain a long-term and stable base of clients who value high-quality service and prudent legal and business advice.Show more +
Ann Starcher is managing member of Lewis Glasser, and her practice is focused on commercial transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and financing, with an emphasis on natural gas and coal.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Starcher was a vice president of Citicorp, Inc. concentrating in corporate finance for highly leveraged transactions. After law school, she served as clerk to The Honorable Ronald G. Pearson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
She is a member of the John C. Fields, Jr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Energy Mineral Law Foundation, American Bar Association, West Virginia State Bar Association and an associate member of the West Virginia Coal Association, West Virginia Land and Minerals Association, and was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar Association in 2014. Ms. Starcher is listed in Best Lawyers in America™ in the practice areas of Corporate and Mining Law. She has received the AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Ms. Starcher has provided counsel for the following:
- Acquisition of coal and oil and gas reserves throughout the State of West Virginia for investors, operators and producers.
- Acquisition of various assets from corporate bankruptcy debtors for sophisticated purchasers.
- Financing transactions totaling in excess of $1 billion for a multitude of corporate entities representing both lenders and borrowers.
- Mergers of entities in the energy sector.
- General corporate matters and contractual matters.
She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Starcher is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from Queens College and was awarded her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the West Virginia University College of Law.Show more +