Wesley F. Agee

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Wesley F. Agee

Member
Location:
Huntington, West Virginia
Phone:
304-521-4571
866-617-4736
Fax:
304-523-2347
Email:

Wes Agee is a member of the firm's Business Services Section. Wes has over thirty-five years of experience counseling and serving clients and his practice emphasizes representation of non-profit and profit business entities, including business corporations, general and limited partnerships, professional corporations, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. Wes provides a comprehensive range of services for individuals and large and closely held or family businesses in the areas of formation of new business entities, facilitating mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and he provides advice and counsel on business planning and operations, employment agreements, contracts, local and state business taxation, ownership, family transfers, zoning, subdivision and other land use questions.

Wes received his B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University in 1976 and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1979.

Wes is active in the civic community. He is an alumnus of Leadership Tri-State and served on the Board of Advisors for the Marshall University H.E.L.P. Program (Higher Education for Learning Problems) for almost twenty years. Currently her serves on the Board of Directors of Riverview Manor, Inc. and as Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church Foundation.

Wes is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for an attorney. Wes is married, has four grown children and one granddaughter.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Transactions

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent, 2011 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2013 - 2017
  • Recipient-John H. Deakin Award for Outstanding Service-Marshall University HELP Program, 2005
  • Recipient-Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Indigent Clients-West Virginia Legal Services Plan, Pro Bono Referral Project, 1998
  • Leadership Tri-State Participant and Graduate, 1986
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1979 - 2014
  • West Virginia State Bar Association, Member, 1979 - 2014
  • Cabell County Bar Association, Member, 1979 - 2014

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business

Pro Bono Activities

  • Riverview Manor, Inc. Board of Directors, 2008 - Present
  • Marshall University Higher Education for Learning Problems (HELP Program) Advisory Board Member, 1994 - 2013
  • First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, WV- Member, 1993 - Present
  • First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, WV-Usher, 1995 - 2012
  • First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, WV-Trustee, First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 2006 - Present
  • First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, WV-Stewardship Committee, Chair, 2008 - 2012
  • Participant-WV Legal Services Plan, Pro Bono Referral Project, 1997 - 1999
  • Huntington Museum of Art-Membership Committee-Membership Committee, 1986 - 1990
  • Huntington Museum of Art-Corporate Co-Chair of Open Door Campaign-1988, 1989, 1990
  • First United Methodist Church of Ashland, KY Administrative Board Member, 1989 - Present
  • Ashland, KY Minor League Baseball Coach and Member of Little League Board of Directors, 1990 - 1993

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa