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Mr. Esposito's primary areas of practice are corporate and business law, closely held business services, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance, privacy investigations. His work focuses on clients in the banking and finance, community banking, technology, government contracting, and consulting services industries.



  • West Virginia University, B.A. in Political Science and Economics, History and International Studies, cum laude,1996
  • University of Oxford, England (University College), M.St., Modern History, 1997
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000



  • Advising financial services and banking sector clients on a diverse array of matters, including corporate governance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial services laws and regulations, banking laws and regulations, mortgage lending laws and regulations, insurance laws and regulations, and employment laws and regulations
  • Advising technology, government contracting, and consulting services businesses on corporate governance activities, venture capital placement activities, business partnership and joint venture arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions activities
  • Developing, drafting, and negotiating corporate governance documents, including corporate bylaws, limited liability company operating agreements, and committee charters
  • Developing, drafting, and negotiating various business contracts, including reseller and OEM agreements, technology licensing agreements, United States federal government contracts, and other contract agreements
  • Advising on government contracting compliance activities, including Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance
  • Advising on technology export control activities, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance
  • Leading due diligence and deal activities for acquisition and divestment transactions
  • Advising businesses on risk management activities
  • Supporting business planning activities
  • Chief Legal & Risk Officer, MVB Financial Corp. & MVB Bank, Inc.
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Augusta Systems, Inc. (acquired by Intergraph Corporation, now Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure)
  • Co-Founder and Board Director, Resilient Technologies, LLC (acquired by Polaris Industries, Inc.)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Office of West Virginia Governor Bob Wise



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Patrick R. Esposito II - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Administrative -West Virginia

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