Provided by Bowles Rice LLP

Bowles Rice lawyers assist our clients through every phase of the business life cycle, from startup counseling and general corporate matters to angel and venture capital financings, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses. We are proud to represent small businesses and Fortune 500 companies throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia and the surrounding region. We are experienced in structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of business transactions. Our engagement often begins as early as the business planning stage, before a company has even been formed. This early assistance helps us guide our clients past many of the pitfalls that await an early stage company.
As our clients’ businesses grow and their needs become more complex, we work in multi-practice teams to provide the most experienced, creative and insightful advice on any issue that may arise.

We assist clients in all aspects of their businesses, including:

  • Entity selection​
  • Company formation
  • Business structuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Business and tax planning
  • Mergers
  • Stock sales and purchases
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • Succession planning
  • Partnership transactions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Licensing and contracts
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Intellectual property licenses
  • Vendor agreements
  • Sales terms and conditions
  • Manufacturing and distribution agreements

Ranked Lawyers at
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Thomas A Heywood
Thomas A Heywood
Head of Corporate/Commercial
Band 1
Amy J Tawney
Amy J Tawney
Band 2
Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman
Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman
Band 2
Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas
Band 3


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Benjamin Thomas

Brock Malcolm

C. Seth Wilson

Charles Hughes

Craig Hines

David DeJarnett

Drew Proudfoot

Elizabeth Frame

Eric London

Floyd Boone

J. Breckinridge Martin

James McCune

Jennifer Hagedorn

Kayla Cook

Marc Monteleone

Mark D'Antoni

Peter Markham

Richard Hudson

Roger Hunter

Ryan Kent

Steven Hardman

Thomas A Heywood

Thomas A Heywood

Head of Department

Thompson Pearcy

W. Taylor Frankovitch


Provided by Bowles Rice LLP

Banking & Financial Services

Banking Mergers and Acquisitions

Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

Economic Development

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA

Financial Services Litigation

Government Relations

Intellectual Property Litigation

Labor and Employment

Municipal Bonds and Public Finance

Real Estate


Workers' Compensation