Title: Real Estate


Travis H. Eckley



Travis Eckley

Firm: Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Address:300 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
United States of America
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Local Time:Fri. 03:46
Web site: Direct Page


Mr. Eckley's primary area of practice is mineral, commercial and residential real estate law.


Areas of Practice


  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Shale Gas


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

  • Performing coal, oil and gas 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
  • Negotiation, preparation and interpretation of coal, oil and gas leases, easements, licenses, rights-of-way, surface damage agreements and other natural resource land use agreements
  • Representing clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions, including an acquisition of approximately 130,000 mineral acres
  • Working on general commercial transactions, financings and contracts, including the development and financing of a wind-powered electric generation facility
  • Working closely with in-house counsel and operations at a large oil and gas company for a six-month period on various legal issues related to natural gas production, transportation and storage
  • Advising landlords and tenants with respect to negotiating leases, drafting lease documents, and representation in connection with lease disputes

    Professional Associations

  • West Virginia State Bar, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Committee, Member

  • Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Member

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia, Big Brother

  • CALI Award, Legal Research and Writing

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent

  • Publications

  • Author, "Developing Jurisprudence in the Marcellus and Utica Shale," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute, 2012
  • Contributing author, "Innovative Approaches to Post-Mining Land Use Development," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute, 2010


  • Speaker at 33rd Annual Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Conference

    Bar Admission

  • West Virginia State Bar


  • Rhodes College, B.A., 2004
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2007
  • The John Marshall Law School, LL.M. in Real Estate Law, 2008