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Matthew Kingery devotes his practice to commercial transactions, commercial development, construction law, and real property matters with an emphasis on title, acquisitions, sales and financing issues. Mr. Kingery’s commercial transactions experience includes representation of national, regional, and community lenders on commercial loans secured by both real property and other assets. He has handled a variety of commercial transactions involving complex estates and oil, gas and mineral issues. Mr. Kingery’s clients have also included regional developers and property management groups. He has represented multi-family, commercial, mixed-use and mineral projects of all sizes. Mr. Kingery also has experience with landlord-tenant issues; eminent domain and condemnation; construction matters; common interest communities; servitudes; leasing; planning; zoning and land use; state and local taxation; and construction law. Mr. Kingery’s real property practice includes complex commercial and mineral title, including oversight of title certifications for surface, leasehold, oil and natural gas, and coal estates for individuals and large and small companies in West Virginia. He also assists in litigation affecting title, boundaries, rights of way and other real property interests in state and federal courts.
He has worked on multi-county surface and mineral title projects in due diligence and pre-and post-closing phases of transactions, and is a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.
Mr. Kingery has served as counsel to owners, developers and community groups in land use matters before local planning and zoning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and circuit courts.
Mr. Kingery is a 1997 graduate of Marshall University, with a Bachelor of Science in the Psychology of Business and Industry. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2000.
He has been recognized for his work in the legal industry and community and has received numerous awards. Mr. Kingery has earned both an AV peer rating and Gold Client Champion client rating on Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected multiple times in Super Lawyers® in the practice area of real property law. He was named the 2010 West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year, honored as a recipient of the 2009 Generation Next 40 Under 40 award by The State Journal, and named a Young Gun by the West Virginia Executive in 2017.
Mr. Kingery’s admissions include West Virginia state courts and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. Mr. Kingery is an advisor to the University of Charleston School of Business, and serves on multiple committees of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. His memberships also include the Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Committee of the West Virginia State Bar, and the West Virginia Bankers Association. Mr. Kingery is an agent and/or approved attorney for First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
Mr. Kingery co-authored numerous West Virginia Real Estate Law sections for Thomas Reuters Practical Law in 2017 and 2018 on Finance; Ownership; Leasing; Foreign Investment in Real Estate; Brokerage Laws; and Managing Commercial Real Estate. He has also been published by the West Virginia Executive, and is a frequent contributor to the WV Banker magazine. In addition to his published articles, Mr. Kingery has been a speaker at multiple West Virginia Bar Association meetings, the most recent of which was the 2021 West Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Conference at which he presented on Special Title Considerations for Common Interest Communities.
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