Brian P. Jett is a Member in the Business Law practice group as well as the Real Estate, Energy, and Cannabis industry groups, specializing in real estate transactions, zoning and subdivision, renewable energy, natural resource development, and medical cannabis issues. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Adept at real estate matters, Brian enjoys building and maintaining relationships with his clients and finding solutions to the various problems and issues they face. His practice focuses on assisting clients in all phases of wind and solar project development, drafting and reviewing title insurance commitments, coordinating and conducting real estate closings, and preparing complex coal and oil and gas title opinions for West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Colorado. He also provides counsel to clients on medical cannabis issues in West Virginia under the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act.
He is experienced in drafting a multitude of transactional documents related to the real estate industry (Purchase and Sale Agreements, Management and Services Agreements, Option Agreements, Wind/Solar/Oil and Gas Lease Agreements, Easement Agreements, Closing Documents, etc.), assisting clients in obtaining subdivision approvals, advising on state and local zoning laws, as well as conducting legal research and analyzing coal, oil and gas title issues, specifically tax sale irregularities, royalty versus oil and gas in place reservations, invalid and/or incorrect assessments and adverse claims on title, and acreage discrepancies.
Prior to attending law school, Brian served as a title abstractor for a West Virginia‑based company where he researched surface and mineral title ownership, completed title files for lease take‑offs and prepared reports for clients and attorneys regarding oil and gas ownership. He also served as a petroleum landman for a land company where he negotiated and reviewed oil and gas leases.
Brian received his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law, where he participated in the Clinical Law Program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fairmont State University, graduating with honors. Outside of his practice, Brian enjoys outdoor activities, exercising, traveling, and going to sporting events.