Attorney Profile

John R. Bsharah


Practice Area:

Real Estate, Commercial Transaction and Finance

Practicing State:

West Virginia

Attorney Phone Number

(304) 345-2000 ext. 1087


Katrina Nicholas

Assistant Email:

Assistant Phone:

(304) 345-2000 ext. 1069

John R. Bsharah is a Member at Lewis Gianola PLLC whose practice focuses on real estate, corporate, commercial, and transactional law. Mr. Bsharah has experience examining title and preparing title reports, as well as researching and preparing documents associated with real estate transactions, including easements, rights-of-way, deeds, releases, leases, lien and security documents, etc. John works with builders and developers in the construction, development and management of a variety of real estate projects, including the development of low-income housing projects throughout West Virginia utilizing federal and state tax credits. Mr. Bsharah has extensive experience with the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act and works with homeowners associations and developers in all matters related to common interest communities. Mr. Bsharah has been involved in the development and creation of common interest communities, as well as the preparation of declarations, bylaws, rules and policies, and other related documents. John has worked with homeowners associations on a variety of matters, including governance and procedural matters, elections, assessments, sales and purchases, document revision, document enforcement, finance and budgeting, and the host of other matters faced by homeowners associations. 

Mr. Bsharah works with clients operating under the various corporate forms, including limited liability companies, for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and public corporations. John has extensive experience with the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, the West Virginia Business Corporation Act, and the West Virginia Nonprofit Corporation Act. Mr. Bsharah’s work with corporate clients extends to all areas of business and operations, including the preparation and filing of organizational and governing documents, general transactions, corporate governance and procedure, contract procurement, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and acquisitions, personnel matters, real property matters, financing, and management.

Mr. Bsharah is experienced in matters related to West Virginia’s lottery and alcohol industries, including representing clients in licensing and regulatory issues. Mr. Bsharah is also experienced in matters related to West Virginia’s medical cannabis industry.

Mr. Bsharah grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, graduating from George Washington High School. He went on to graduate from West Virginia University and the West Virginia University College of Law.