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Mr. Wellons’s primary areas of practice are corporate law, banking and finance law, securities, and biotechnology law. He also chairs the community banking practice group.



  • Duke University, B.A., 1978
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, M.B.A., 1979
  • Washington & Lee University, J.D., 1987



  • Counseling a large variety of businesses, including large public companies, small closely-held businesses and financial institutions
  • Advising clients on matters such as corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and regulatory compliance, and biotechnology
  • Handling mergers and acquisitions, securities filings, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues for community banks in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia
  • Serving as lead counsel on approximately 10 initial public offerings, 5 secondary public offerings, 20 acquisitions by larger companies and 10 private offerings
  • Serving as lead counsel on approximately 15 financial institution mergers
  • Serving as lead counsel on regulated industry transactions, including transactions in energy and financial sectors
  • Preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and other anti-trust filings for the Department of Justice



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Hugh B. Wellons - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Corporate Law - West Virginia

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