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    Xavier Staggs is much sought after for his expertise in business and commercial legal services in Huntington and beyond with specific experience as a mergers and acquisitions attorney in West Virginia. His practice focuses on legal services for businesses and entrepreneurs in WV and surrounding states like Ohio and Kentucky including succession planning. With clients ranging from sole proprietorships to multi-national organizations, Xavier is one of the premier attorneys offering business and legal services for entrepreneurs in WV. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 - 2020
    Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Generation Huntington Award, 2016
    The West Virginia State Bar, Member,
    Ohio State Bar Association, Member

    Work Experience

    2022 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2014-2022 Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
    2011-2014 REX Law Group
    2007-2011 Kay Casto & Chaney, PLLC
    2006-2007 Western & Southern Financial Group

    Speaking Engagements

    “Negotiating Indemnification, Reps, Warranties, and More in Business Contracts,” 2018

    “Business Succession Planning,” Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2017

    “Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts,” 2017

    “Buying and Selling a Business: Start to Finish,” 2017

    Business Law Boot Camp, including “Preparing Common Business Contracts” and “Clarifying Procedures in Mergers and Acquisitions,” NBI, Charleston, WV, 2016

    “Successful Firm Transition – Looking to the Future,” American Institute of Architects

    “Structure and Incorporation,” Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise, 2016

    Business Coach, Startup Weekend West Virginia, 2015

    “Top 10 Legal Blunders Made by Entrepreneurs,” Marshall University seminar, 2015

    “Supplier Contract Law Basics,” Coil Innovation USA Management Team, 2015