ABOUT GLENN

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After more than a decade of working at a large law firm in Washington, D.C. and working with a small law firm in Wheeling, I decided to open my own solo practice in Downtown Wheeling to focus on three distinct practice areas tailored to my prior experience (see ‘Areas of Practice’ below​).

Education 

• B.S. in Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1994)

• J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2001)

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ABOUT THE FIRM 

I assist entrepreneurs, startups, and existing companies with general and specific business needs, with a particular emphasis on serving those clients seeking to start or grow their businesses in and around the Downtown Wheeling area. I also work with individual and business clients on a variety of real estate issues and transactions, and I represent individual clients in a variety of estate planning decisions  and documentation. I like helping people and pledge to do all I can to either address your needs myself or rely on my network of friends and former colleagues to find the attorney or other professional who is best-suited to assist you.

Admissions

West Virginia

Virginia

District of Columbia

AREAS OF PRACTICE

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Real Estate

I assist individual and business clients with the purchase and sale of real property (title searches, closings, financings, contract drafting and review, etc.), as well as other aspects of real estate law (landlord and tenant representation, lease preparation). I also represent clients in connection with review, negotiation, and administration of oil and gas leases.

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Small Business Law

I represent small businesses — including start-ups — and non-profit corporations with a variety of matters that are relevant to nearly every business, such as entity structure, state/local registration, bylaws (or LLC agreements), board of director (or LLC member) matters, regulation compliance, and preparing and negotiating contracts with customers, vendors, and suppliers. I also have experience helping clients navigate state and federal securities laws.

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Estate Planning

I help individual clients navigate the often-confusing array of options for end-of-life and estate planning decision-making, including consultation for and preparation of Last Will & Testaments, durable (or springing) financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, living trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, and life estate deeds.

EXPERIENCE

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  • 1994

    The Senator

    From 1994 to 1999, I served as a legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in his Washington, D.C., office, advising the Senator personally on various economic, labor, banking, and tax issues relating to federal legislation.  During this time, I developed a familiarity with a variety of federal programs and regulatory frameworks.

  • 2001

    Corporate Law

    From 2001 to 2009, I worked at the international law firm Baker Botts LLP as an associate attorney and advised both small businesses and large Fortune 500 companies on a variety of transactional, disclosure, day-to-day corporate governance, and compliance matters.  My work included assisting clients in the formation and financing of start-up business entities, as well as advising publicly traded companies on issues arising under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related rules and regulations.  

  • 2009

    Homecoming

    In 2009, after nearly two decades away, I returned to Wheeling and set about rebooting my career. From 2010 to 2014, I worked as an independent contractor attorney for the Wheeling, West Virginia law firm, Toriseva Law, where I collaborated with firm founder Teresa Toriseva, Esq., on a variety of legal representations, including civil litigation, family law, real estate transactions, estate planning, and contract drafting.  During this time, I also worked closely with several local nonprofit corporations, providing consultation with respect to corporate governance and 501(c)(3) tax status.

    And in 2013, I founded Market Street Now, LLC and acquired the historic Professional Building in Downtown Wheeling for purposes of preserving and restoring one of the area’s most unique structures.

  • 2014

    The Future

    Since 2014, I have served on the Board of Directors of Reinvent Wheeling, a local nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the economic and cultural makeup of Downtown Wheeling.  In this capacity, I have developed a close working relationship not only with many City officials but also with a variety of civic and business leaders throughout the community.

    In December, 2014, I founded Elliott Law Offices, PLLC and set up shop in The Professional Building.

CONTACT

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The Firm
Elliott Law Offices, PLLC

The Owner
Glenn F. Elliott, Jr., Esq.

Phone
304.871.1722