W. - Eric - Gadd

W. Eric Gadd

Wheeling, W.Va.
304.230.6977 - office


  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude, 1999
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2003


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Tax Court
Mr. Gadd’s primary areas of practice are creditors’ rights and foreclosures, taxation, general corporate law, and trusts and estates.

Representative Experience

Creditors’ Rights and Foreclosures

  • Coordinating, supervising, and conducting foreclosure sales of commercial and industrial properties throughout West Virginia on behalf of local, regional and national financial institutions and government agencies, including commercial office buildings, apartment complexes, gasoline stations and convenience stores, saw mills, manufacturing facilities, and warehouses
  • Coordinating, supervising and conducting residential foreclosures
  • Participating in the prosecution of judicial foreclosures in non-power-of-sale jurisdictions
  • Guiding clients with prosecution and defense of mechanics' lien actions
  • Representing secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 7, chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases


  • Representing and advising clients in the creation of various nonprofit tax exempt organizations, including public charities, supporting organizations and private foundations
  • Advising boards of tax-exempt organizations on fiduciary compliance, best practices and matters that could impact tax-exempt status
  • Representing clients in offers in compromise before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

General Corporate

  • Counseling and advising parties and drafting documents in commercial transactions such as asset purchase and sale transactions, stock sale transactions and commercial lease agreements
  • Advising and assisting clients with entity formation and business registration

Trusts and Estates

  • Counseling and advising clients regarding estate planning matters
  • Preparing estate planning documents including wills, living wills, medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney and various trust instruments
  • Counseling and advising clients regarding estate administration matters

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio County Bar Association
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