Carl  - H. - Cather

Carl H. Cather, III

  • Member
  • Co-Chair, Real Estate Group
Morgantown, W.Va.
304.291.7925 - office
304.206.6133 - mobile


  • University of Colorado, B.S., 1981
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1984


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Mr. Cather's primary areas of practice are general business transactions, secured lending and other commercial transactions, loan workouts and foreclosures, commercial, corporate, real estate, title insurance, collections and general litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Performing mineral title examinations and preparation of corresponding title opinions to assist a wide variety of clients in acquiring desired property rights, including large-scale title examination projects for mineral companies
  • Negotiating, preparing and interpreting coal, oil and gas leases, easements, licenses, rights-of-way and other natural resource land use agreements
  • Preparing articles of incorporation, bylaws, minutes and resolutions for profit and nonprofit corporations
  • Preparing articles of organization and operating agreements for limited liability companies
  • Drafting partnership agreements
  • Drafting loan agreements, notes, security agreements and other loan documents for commercial and residential closings
  • Representing individuals, entities and lenders in refinance, purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties
  • Issuing lender and owner title insurance policies
  • Negotiating and draft commercial and residential leases and ground leases
  • Handling foreclosure matters and debt collection for lenders
  • Representing individuals and entities in various civil matters
  • Drafting documents for residential and commercial real estate developments
  • Collecting debt for various entities
  • Representing lenders in all aspects of commercial and residential lending
  • Representing parties to real estate partition proceedings

Professional Affiliations

  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Charter Member, West Virginia Real Estate Lawyers Association


  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Corporate Law

Community Affiliations

  • Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman 2004; Vice Chairman 2003; Treasurer 2000 - 2002
  • Monongalia General Hospital, Finance Committee
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