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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

David P. Ferretti

David P. Ferretti

Member in Charge of Lawyer Administration
Co-Chair, Corporate Department
Co-Chair, Health


  • Bond Counsel
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Banking & Finance Law

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Mr. Ferretti's primary areas of practice are corporate law, health care law, public finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals


  • University of Virginia, B.A. in Economics with high distinction, 1978
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance Law | Bond Counsel | Corporate & Business Law | Energy Law | Health Care Law | Higher Education | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquistions | Natural Resources | Public & Project Finance | Public Finance | Shale Gas Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Drafting transactional documents in stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions for hospitals and other clients
  • Representing hospitals and other clients in drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Advising health care clients on federal and state laws and regulations
  • Representing hospitals and physicians in practice acquisitions and employment agreements
  • Serving as bond counsel in tax-exempt and taxable financings
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of general corporate contracts and agreements
  • Due diligence investigations in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions
  • General corporate and governance work for for-profit and non-profit clients
  • Experience in operation of nonprofit foundations – served for several years as associate director of nonprofit educational foundation with assets now exceeding $500 million

  • WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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