David P. Ferretti
Member in Charge of Lawyer Administration | Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group | Co-Chair, Health Care Practice Group
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3859
mobile 304.767.0609
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Mr. Ferretti's primary areas of practice are corporate law, health care law, and mergers and acquisitions.


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


  • Drafting transactional documents in stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • 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
  • 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 $500 million
Banking & Finance Law Bond Counsel Corporate & Business Law Energy Law Health Care Law Higher Education Mergers & Acquisitions Natural Resources Public Finance Shale Gas Law


  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law


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


  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • CAMC Foundation Board of Directors
  • Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors - Executive Committee and Finance Committee; Chair, Nominating Committee
  • Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement - Steering Committee
  • Rotary Club of Charleston, West Virginia
  • Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral - Lector and Cathedral Choir
  • 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
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