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 +
Richard L. Gottlieb is a Member of Lewis Glasser PLLC and is the head of the firm’s natural gas practice. Mr. Gottlieb primarily represents oil and natural gas producers and other energy businesses in regulatory, litigation and commercial matters. Mr. Gottlieb was recognized by Chambers and Partners as a top attorney in Natural Resources Law. Mr. Gottlieb is also listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Law and Oil & Gas and was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Charleston, West Virginia Lawyer of the Year in Oil & Gas Law. He is also listed in West Virginia SuperLawyers®for Business Litigation and Energy& Natural Resources. Richard is recognized by Chambers USA as a ranked lawyer. Mr. Gottlieb is the West Virginia author for the Comparative Oil and Gas Law book published by the AAPL. It is the first nationwide comparison of Laws, Leasing, Exploration and Production.
He is a former counsel in the Office of Enforcement in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and was a senior attorney with Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation.
Mr. Gottlieb has managed and led complex, high-dollar commercial litigation cases representing energy firms, financial institutions and large corporations. He has represented:
- Major natural gas producers in class action royalty disputes, other lease issues, contract cases and environmental and property damage claims.
- Natural gas producers in regulatory and permitting cases before the West Virginia Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the West Virginia Shallow Well Commission and the Coalbed Methane Review Commission.
- Natural gas local distribution companies, telecommunication companies and other utilities before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.
- Lessors and lessees in mineral lease and joint operating agreement litigation and arbitrations.
- Natural gas producers and developers investing in the acquisition of natural gas rights and development of the Marcellus Shale.
- Brokerage firms, investment advisors, national banks and other lending institutions in federal class actions involving claims of fraud, misrepresentation, and violations of federal and state laws.
Mr. Gottlieb, after attending Warwick University in Coventry, England, received his bachelor of arts from Tulane University and his law degree from Washington & Lee University.
He is admitted to the West Virginia, Ohio and District of Columbia bars and practices before all West Virginia Federal and state courts.
Mr. Gottlieb is a member of the board of trustees and former officer of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and a member of the Legal Committee for the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association.Show more +