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.


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



  • 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



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Carl H. Cather III - America's Top 50 Lawyer- Real Estate - West Virginia