Mark Sadd, a member of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC, devotes his practice
to commercial transactions and administrative and litigation cases with emphasis on
real property, including commercial title, coal, oil and natural gas title, eminent
domain and condemnation, common interest communities, servitudes, historic
preservation, residential and commercial development and financing, leasing, planning,
zoning and land use; state and local taxation; construction law; and municipal law. He
has represented multi-family, commercial, mixed-use and mineral projects of all
Mr. Sadd’s mineral practice includes complex commercial and mineral title,
including oversight of title certifications for surface, leasehold, oil and natural
gas, CBM and coal estates for individuals and large and small companies in Ohio,
Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also assists or leads in litigation affecting title,
boundaries, rights of way and other real property interests in state and federal
He has worked on multi-county mineral title projects in due diligence and pre-and
post-closing phases of transactions, and is a member of the Energy & Mineral Law
Foundation and the American Association of Professional Landmen.
Mr. Sadd has served as counsel to local governments, owners, developers and
community groups in land use matters before local planning and zoning commissions,
historic landmark commissions, boards of zoning appeals, circuit court and the Supreme
Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
Mr. Sadd is a 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts
in English and history. He was graduated from the West Virginia University
College of Law in 1992.
He is listed in Best Lawyers of America® in the practice areas of eminent domain
and condemnation law and land use and zoning law. He also is listed in Super
Lawyers® in the practice area of real property law.
Mr. Sadd has handled the following cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court:
- Mills v Van Kirk, 453
S.E.2d 678 (W.Va. 1994)( enforcement of a statutory right of first refusal to acquire
surplus state lands).
- County Commission of
Boone County v Hill, 460 S.E.2d 727 (W.Va. 1995)(amicus curiaeposition
adopted for opinion and holding).
- McCoy v Van Kirk, 500
S.E.2d 534 (W.Va. 1997)( fair market valuation).
- Ransom v City of
Charleston, 201 W.Va. 241, 496 S.E.2d 191 (1997)( statutory construction in a land
- Lower Donnally
Association v Charleston Municipal Planning Commission,575 S.E.2d 233 (W.Va. 2002)(
landmark procedural right to review by writ of certiorari in certain land use
- United Bank Inc. v. Stone
Gate Homeowners Association,Inc., 647 S.E.2d 811 (W. Va. 2007)(fee-shifting
under the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act).
- Pope Properties/Charleston
Limited Liability Company v. Kanawha County Assessor, 230 W. Va. 381, 738 W. Va.
546 (2013)(valuation of condominium parcels and apartments).
Mr. Sadd’s admissions include Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia state and
commonwealth courts; the United States District Court for the Southern District of West
Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Sadd is a former chairman of the Charleston Human Rights Commission and is a
former at-large city councilman in the City of Charleston. In 2005, President Bush
appointed Sadd to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a federal agency that
advises the Administration and the Congress on preservation policy and
legislation. He served two four-year terms. Mr. Sadd also has been a drafter for
Kanawha County and West Virginia zoning ordinances.
His memberships also include: Member, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use and
Corporations; Banking and Business Law Committees of the West Virginia State Bar; and
the Urban Land Institute. In 2001 and 2002, he was a member of Owners Counsel of
Mr. Sadd is an agent and approved attorney, First American Title Insurance Company
and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. He is a licensed real estate broker
in West Virginia.
Lecturer: “West Virginia Growth Management and Land Use Law”, National
Business Institute, April 2000; “Real Estate and Land Use: Emerging
Trends”, W. Va. University Continuing Legal Education, June 2000; “Land Use
Law in West Virginia”, Lorman, December 2002; “Legal Issues Involving West
Virginia Local Governments”, National Business Institute, December 2003; and
“Understanding the 2004 West Virginia Land Use Act,” Lorman, July and
August 2004; Panelist and presenter on media law, West Virginia Press Association
convention, 2003 and 2004; West Virginia Planning Association Annual Conference, 2004;
West Virginia Auctioneers Association, continuing education, 2006; Real Estate
Transactions,” National Business Institute, June 2006; West Virginia Auctioneers
Association, continuing education, 2007; “Marcellus Shale in West
Virginia”, W. Va. University College of Law Continuing Legal Education, June
2011; "Historic Preservation and Land Use Law in West Virginia', American Institute of
Certified Planners, September 2012; "Redevelopment and Historic Preservation in West
Virginia", West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, June 2013.
Co-Author: “Appealing Changes: A Case for Expanding Appellate Review in West
Virginia’s Judiciary” inThe Rule of Law: Perspectives on Legal and
Judicial Reform in West Virginia (The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia,
Russell D. Sobel, ed.) 2009.