Brian Hopkins

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Brian R. Hopkins focuses his practice in the areas of coal, oil and gas, gas pipeline and commercial real estate law.


  • Performed title examinations and rendered title opinions with respect to coal ownership in connection with acquisition and development of coal reserves
  • Negotiated and drafted purchase and sale agreements and coal leases
  • Served as real estate counsel for a number of regional interstate natural gas transmission companies and natural gas distribution companies, as well as for an electric generation and distribution company; responsible for right-of-way and site acquisition, facility purchases and sales, facility and storage leasing, relocations, eminent domain proceedings, and protection and enforcement of land rights, including related litigation
  • Performed title work and headed permit and environmental due diligence review teams for coal acquisition involving over 100,000 acres of reserves, and prepared related reports as well as deeds, leases, assignments and bills of sale used to close the transaction
  • Represented multi-state, Fortune 500 company in office lease transactions, including negotiation and drafting of brokerage agreements, letters of intent, leases, subleases, landlord consents, estoppel letters, subordination agreements, non-disturbance agreements, and attornment agreements


  • J.D. Washington & Lee
  • B.A. West Virginia University


  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Real Estate Section, West Virginia State Bar
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Past Member, West Virginia Records Management & Preservation Board, appointed by Governor Robert Wise
  • Lector, Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Greenbrier Pool


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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
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