Lewis Glasser has represented clients in the coal industry since the firm’s inception over forty years ago, and provides comprehensive services to all companies associated with the coal industry, whether it be coal producers, coal landlords, coal haulers, equipment manufacturers, other suppliers to the coal industry, coal brokers, equity investors in the coal industry, and lenders to the coal industry.

Lewis Glasser has extensive experience in all aspects of the coal industry. Lewis Glasser’s lawyers provide practical and creative solutions to clients operating in a very complex, volatile and risky environment by providing guidance regarding a variety of matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Lewis Glasser has represented sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions in the coal industry. In addition to preparation of documentation for transactions, we assist clients with their due diligence process, whether it be for small closely held entities or large publicly traded companies.


Lewis Glasser has unique experience in the debt financing markets to the coal industry, working with both borrowers or regional, national and multi-national lenders. Lewis Glasser has become well-favored as West Virginia local counsel in large financings to the coal industry by investment bankers and their counsel.

Real Property

Lewis Glasser maintains a very active real estate practice, specializing in commercial and mineral work, including: (i) performing title searches, lien searches, mineral abstracts and other reviews of public records for parties seeking to sell or acquire mineral reserves; (ii) preparing deeds, leases and deeds of trust; (iii) rendering mineral title opinions; and (iv) drafting, interpreting and enforcing coal leases.


Lewis Glasser has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration involving the coal industry, including issues involving contract mining agreements, coal sales contracts and coal leases. In addition, Lewis Glasser has substantial experience in representing debtors, coal lessors, lenders, shareholders and purchasers in complex coal bankruptcy matters.