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Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC

325 Eighth Street

Huntington, WV 25701-2225

Phone (304) 523-2100

Toll Free (866) 617-4736

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC

215 S. 3rd Street

Suite 400

Clarksburg, WV 26301

Phone (304) 521-6120

Toll Free (866) 617-4736

Image of a set of keys in a door, representing the common reasons for house closing delays and how WV residential closing attorney Allison Farrell at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC in Clarksburg can help.

House Closing Delays: Causes and Solutions

By Allison Janine Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 06/01/2022

Buying or selling a house can be a long and stressful process. Even the most straightforward transactions involve multiple parties and many steps. Once the closing date is set, it can be tempting to relax and assume everything is on track. However, house closing delays are more common than you may think.Buying or selling a house can be a long and stressful process. Even the most straightforward transactions involve multiple parties and many steps. Once the closing date is set, it can be tempting to relax and assume everything is on track. However, house closing delays are more common than you may think.


Image of a pile of freshly mined coal, representing how James “Mac” Heslep helps advise and defend coal operators and related businesses against liability under the federal black lung program.

An Overview of the Federal Black Lung Program

By James Heslep of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 05/13/2022

Businesses operating in and around the coal mining industry are at great risk of liability for claims under the federal black lung program. The legislation and supporting regulations establishing the ground rules for mining operator liability are complex and occasionally expanded upon in black lung court cases. Here, an experienced black lung defense lawyer offers a primer on the federal Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) for mining operators.


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When You Need a WV Commercial Real Estate Attorney

By Allison Janine Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 02/24/2022

When entering a West Virginia (WV) commercial real estate transaction, there are many legal and financial consequences to consider. Put simply, you don’t know what you don’t know. An experienced WV commercial real estate attorney can help with all aspects of a commercial transaction, including examining title, negotiating the deal, handling the closing, and helping resolve any post-closing disputes. 

Complications can arise at any time during a commercial real estate transaction. Having an attorney negotiate and oversee your deal is the best way of mitigating your risk in commercial real estate transactions in WV.  


Image of a handshake, representing how business services lawyer Xavier W. Staggs at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC can help your company respond to the potential federal ban on non-compete agreements.

A Federal Ban on Non-Compete Agreements May Be Coming

By Xavier W. Staggs of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 02/08/2022

Non-compete agreements are provisions found in employment contracts that restrict an employee’s actions after leaving that employer. Covenants not to compete are regularly disputed, and states have struggled to balance an employer’s legitimate business interests against an employee’s right to switch employers. President Biden issued the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy on July 9, 2021. With only vague direction ordering the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “curtail” the use of contracts to unfairly inhibit worker mobility, the extent to which this apparent federal ban on non-compete agreements will impact businesses bears watching.


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Idiosyncrasies in Restaurant Valuation

By Xavier W. Staggs of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 02/01/2022

Restaurant owners invest significant time, energy, and money in the establishment, maintenance, and growth of their businesses, often forming a personal, emotional connection to the endeavor. When the time comes to determine the value of a restaurant, however, the owner or owners must be able to approach the restaurant valuation process objectively. 


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