Martinsburg, WV
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Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Charleston, WV 25301
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J.D., University of Arkansas (1986)

M.B.A., West Virginia University (1997)

B.S., West Virginia University (1983)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
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Floyd McKinley Sayre


Floyd “Kin” Sayre has been practicing in the area of gaming and hospitality law for more than 20 years. Drawing upon his expertise in tax, regulatory, administrative law and civil litigation, he routinely advises clients on operational issues, contract negotiations and variations in law regarding gaming, hospitality and alcohol regulatory issues. He has successfully represented the interests of the firm’s gaming and hospitality industry clients in litigation, rule-making and transactional issues before The West Virginia Lottery Commission, Alcohol Beverage Control Administration, and West Virginia State Tax Department.  His experience also includes licensing, permitting and compliance issues.  

Kin keeps our clients updated on the changing landscape of the gaming and hospitality industry in West Virginia.  He provides government relations services, advocating our clients’ interests before State agencies and the Legislature, to shape the laws and regulations of the industry.

He is an associate member of the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals.

Professional Highlights

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Lead Faculty for the West Virginia Municipal League’s Municipal Judge Training

  • City Attorney, City of Martinsburg (2008-present)
  • Town Attorney, Town of Mabscott (1998-present)

  • –Staff Attorney, West Virginia State Tax Department (2001-2006)

  • Member, West Virginia Ethics Commission (1996-1997)

  • City Attorney, City of Beckley (1989-1996)

  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Bluefield State College and Concord University

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Litigation & Controversy - Tax)
  • Named Best Lawyers'  Litigation & Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year for the northern West Virginia region (2020, 2016 and 2012)
  • West Virginia representative, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys & Consultants
  • West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • West Virginia Public Accountants Association
  • West Virginia Municipal Attorneys Association
  • West Virginia Municipal Judges Association
  • West Virginia State Bar (Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Committee, 1999-present; Unlawful Practice Committee, 2002-2006)
  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys
  • National Association of Compliance and Licensing Professionals
  • Young Lawyers Executive Committee (1993-1996)

  • C-CAP Loaves and Fishes (Board of Directors)
  • Eastern Panhandle Inland Port Coalition (Secretary/Treasurer, 2010-Present)

  • Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2007-2010)