David B. Shapiro
Of Counsel
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3853
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

Mr. Shapiro's primary areas of practice are corporate & business law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.

Education

  • Ohio University, B.A., History and English, 1969
  • George Washington University, M.A., History, 1973
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1976

Experience

  • Management of complex acquisitions, including those in regulated industries such as banking and health care
  • Preparation and negotiation of acquisition agreements and related contracts
  • Preparation of SEC filings related to mergers of registered companies in the banking industry
  • Preparation of private offering memoranda
  • Advice regarding exemptions from federal and state securities registration
  • Organization of business and nonprofit corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Advice regarding governance issues in corporations and other entities
  • Advice to Boards of Directors regarding decision making in acquisition and other contexts
  • Preparation and negotiation of commercial loan documentation
  • Representation of banks and borrowers in commercial loan transactions
Banking & Finance Law Corporate & Business Law Mergers & Acquisitions Real Estate

Distinctions

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV (Highest)
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of the ABA Business Law Section; Member, Editorial Committee for the American Bar Association Model Asset Acquisition Agreement Task Force

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, West Virginia State Bar - Continuing Legal Education Seminar "Accounting for Lawyers," 1992, Topic: "Lawyer's Responses to Audit Inquiries"
  • Speaker, West Virginia State Bar - Continuing Legal Education - 8th Commercial Law Institute, 1995, Topic: "Problems and Pitfalls of LLCs"
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Teleconference Seminar, 1997, Topic: "Letters of Intent"
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1999, "Using Letters of Intent in Business Acquisitions"

Community Involvement

  • CAMC Foundation, Inc., Former Trustee and Appropriations Committee Chair
  • Sunrise Museum, Inc., Former Trustee and Finance Committee Chair
  • West Virginia Health Right, Inc., Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Council of the Union for Reform Judaism, President
  • Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement, Member, Steering Committee
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