Ray A. Byrd

Byrd, Ray A.

Of Counsel

Corporate, Real Estate, Tax & Estate Planning

Schrader, Byrd & Companion, PLLC
The Maxwell Centre
32-20th Street, Suite 500
Wheeling, WV 26003


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Professional Experience

Commercial, business practice involving corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; personal planning, including tax, wills, estates and trusts; probate; real estate and general litigation involving estate administration, personal and general commercial business matters.


University of West Virginia, B.A. Political Science
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D.
West Virginia University Law Review, Board of Editors

Bar Admissions

West Virginia

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States Tax Court

Practice Areas

Corporate, Real Estate, Tax & Estate Planning

Professional Honors

AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.  AV® Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Selected for inclusion in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Best Lawyers in America®

Lecturer at Tri-State Tax Institute
President, Ohio County Bar Association, 1983-1984

Professional Associations

West Virginia State Bar
American Bar Association
West Virginia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Activities

Member of Session for Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church
Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of The Upper Ohio Valley, Inc.
Board of Director and Treasurer West Virginia University Alumni Association

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Ray Byrd

Ray Byrd has been with the firm since 1970. He works on commercial, real estate, business organization, and estate planning matters as well as litigation. He was selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law.

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