David  - P. - Ferretti

David P. Ferretti

Member in Charge of Lawyer Administration
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3859 - office
304.767.0609 - mobile


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


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Mr. Ferretti's primary areas of practice are corporate law, health care law, and mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

  • General corporate work for for-profit and non-profit clients
  • Representing hospitals and other health care clients in drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Advising health care clients on health care laws and regulations
  • Representing hospitals and physicians in practice acquisitions and employment agreements
  • Working with health care joint ventures and other health care businesses
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of general corporate contracts and agreements
  • Drafting transactional documents in stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Due diligence investigations in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions
  • Providing governance advice to various types of entities
  • Experience in operation of nonprofit foundations – served for several years as associate director of nonprofit educational foundation with assets now exceeding $450 million

Firm Management

  • Mr. Ferretti is the Firm's Member in Charge of Lawyer Administration and a member of the Firm's Management Committee


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law and Health Law Sections

Awards and Distinctions

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law


  • Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Finance Committee
  • Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement - Member, Steering Committee
  • University of Virginia Law School Alumni Council - former Chair, Communications and Publications Committee; former Member, Development Committee
  • University of Charleston Board of Trustees - former Chair, Advancement Committee
  • Sunrise Museum Board of Trustees, former Trustee
  • Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral - Lector and Cathedral Choir
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