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Kevin W. DeHart

Of Counsel
Kevin W. DeHart provides counsel to business entities and individuals in corporate, real estate and energy transactions.  His clients include both public and private companies ranging from individually owned businesses to large corporations.  Kevin also has a deep background in representing clients active in the oil and gas and mining industries on a variety of matters from the leasing and acquisition of rights through the production, processing, transportation and sale of oil, gas and minerals.  Kevin regularly advises clients on:

  • Buy and sell side M&A transactions including asset acquisitions and divestitures, trades and joint ventures;
  • Permitting, drilling, spacing, pooling, unitization, processing, sales, other regulatory and mineral owner payment issues relating to oil and gas production;
  • Leasing, contracting, production, transportation and storage issues in the mining, oil and gas industries; 
  • Negotiating, drafting, interpreting and enforcing oil and gas and mining leases, contracts and other related agreements;
  • Litigation strategies, settlement options and arbitration issues relating to the acquisition and operation of businesses;
  • Business risk mitigation, practical business solutions and corporate governance matters;
  • Negotiation and preparation of contracts, leases, options, and various other business-related agreements across multiple industries;
  • Development and maintenance of systems for tracking and managing contract life cycles and regulatory compliance;
  • Large scale commercial real estate development and operation;
  • Navigation of the unique dynamics of individual and corporate relationships with partners, investors, legislators, regulators and the public; and
  • Business and corporate formation, governance and dissolution issues and procedures. 

Education & Credentials


West Virginia University College of Law

J.D., Law, 2009

West Virginia University

B.S., Business and Economics, 2006
cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
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