Stephen M Mathias

Firm: Bowles Rice LLP
Location: Martinsburg - WV

  • 101 S. Queen Street
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
  • Tel : (304) 264-4234
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Stephen Mathias concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate and development. He has vast experience with commercial and residential developers, owners, financial institutions and investors, working in matters relating to real estate development and commercial business transactions. Steve routinely represents commercial developers in land use, financing and transactional matters, and is well positioned to assist clients in all aspects of land sales, acquisitions and land development for commercial and residential lending.

Steve has worked with clients to facilitate complex commercial real estate transactions including malls, shopping centers and industrial and business parks. He is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. In his role as a title insurance agent, He has issued more than $250 million in title insurance. In addition, over the past 15 years, Steve has facilitated the closure of more than 10,000 residential loans.

He has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Real Estate Law and was named by The Best Lawyers in America© as 2014 Real Estate Litigation – Lawyer of the Year in the northern West Virginia region. He is recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among “Leaders in their Field” for Real Estate Law.

Bowles Rice LLP

Bowles Rice represents clients in all aspects of real estate law, including both residential and commercial, as well as land use and development. Our attorneys have negotiated and drafted documents relating to the construction, management, financing and operation of real estate projects, including grading and other improvement contracts, contracts with architects, engineers and other consultants; contracts with governmental agencies concerning the entitlement and improvement of projects; and, agreements with other developers and owners concerning matters of mutual interest, covenants, conditions and restrictions, easement agreements and management agreements.

Our real estate services include both complex and simple purchase and sale transactions and related financing arrangements; litigation matters involving real estate or mineral lease and contract preparation; title examinations; and, other issues generated by the energy and natural resources industries. We also represent clients in major commercial and mineral sales and acquisitions, and complex transactions typically involving a concentrated effort over a short time period.

Bowles Rice holds the highest peer-review rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, long considered the authoritative resource on the legal profession. Bowles Rice is recognized as “First Tier” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication for Real Estate Law in West Virginia. Chambers USA ranks Bowles Rice among the top firms in the state for Real Estate Law and several Bowles Rice attorneys are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, America’s Leading Business Lawyers and Super Lawyers in Real Estate Law.