(304) 523-2100 Huntington, WV

(304) 521-4571 Clarksburg, WV

For premier legal services for entrepreneurs in West Virginia (WV) and beyond, businesses and their owners turn to Xavier W. Staggs at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC. A WV business services lawyer, Xavier applies his entrepreneurial spirit, experience, and business acumen to help his clients’ businesses thrive.

Xavier 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 primarily on legal services for businesses and entrepreneurs in WV and surrounding states like Ohio (OH) and Kentucky (KY), 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.

Xavier’s desire and determination to enrich the local economy and support his community extend beyond his practice. He also offers his time by sitting on the boards of the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of Huntington, and the Greater Huntington Estate Planning Council.

And when Xavier isn’t helping entrepreneurs manage the legal aspects of business, assisting a company with succession planning, or negotiating mergers and acquisitions, you might find him travelling, playing golf, or SCUBA diving.

When you need a WV business services lawyer with a vested interest in helping area businesses, Xavier is the wise choice.

Professional and Community Activities:

The West Virginia State Bar, Member, 2008 to Present

Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present

West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, Board Member, 2017 to Present

Greater Huntington Estate Planning Council, Executive Committee Member, 2018

Hospice of Huntington

Board Member, 2017 to Present

Secretary, 2018 to Present

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2015 to Present

Trust for the National Mall, Board Member, 2011 to 2014

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, 2006 to 2014

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

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

Presenter, “Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts,” 2017

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

Presenter, Business Law Boot Camp, including “Preparing Common Business Contracts”

and “Clarifying Procedures in Mergers and Acquisitions,” NBI, Charleston, WV, 2016

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

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

Business Coach, Startup Weekend West Virginia, 2015

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

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

Recognitions and Awards:

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018 to 2019

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Generation Huntington Award, 2016

Past Employment:

Managing Member, REX Law Group, PLLC, 2011 to 2014

Associate, Kay Casto & Chaney, PLLC, 2007 to 2011

In-house Counsel, Western & Southern Financial Group, 2006 to 2007