Floyd McKinley "Kin" Sayre is a partner in the Bowles Rice Martinsburg office. He is the leader of the firm’s Tax Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and finance law, tax, government relations, gaming and hospitality and small business development. He is also a certified public accountant.
Mr. Sayre currently serves as the city attorney for Martinsburg, West Virginia. He also served as the city attorney for the city of Beckley, West Virginia, from 1989 to 1996 and is a past attorney for the West Virginia State Tax Department. He is a former adjunct faculty member of Bluefield State College and Concord University.
He authored “Municipal Law: West Virginia State Bar Practice Handbook” and has been a presenter for Continuing Legal and Professional Education Seminars on topics including: tax; municipal law, eminent domain, real estate and taxation.
Mr. Sayre has served on the Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Committee of the West Virginia State Bar since 1999. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors, the West Virginia Ethics Commission and the Young Lawyers Executive Committee. He formally served on the West Virginia Home Rule Board and Eastern Panhandle Inland Port Coalition.
He earned his bachelor of science in 1983 and his master of business administration in 1997, both from West Virginia University. He received his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1986. Mr. Sayre is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the federal tax courts. He is a member of the West Virginia and Maryland State Bar.