OUR LEGAL TEAM

Charles K. Lane
Charlie Lane is an associate attorney at The Deaton Law Firm, PLLC, who joined in 2015.

Education:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011, B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, 2014, Juris Doctor

Bar Licenses:

  • North Carolina, 2014

Areas of Practice:

  • Banking Law and Creditor’s Rights;
  • Commercial Real Estate;
  • General Business, Corporate and Transactional Law;
  • Local Government Law;

Charlie joined the firm in 2015, after becoming licensed to practice law in North Carolina in 2014.

While in law school, Charlie served as Notes & Comments Editor for the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, was a board member for the Phi Alpha Delta professional law organization, and was a Class Representative for the Student Bar Association. During law school, Charlie produced two published papers, one in the area of funeral and cemetery law and one in copyright law.

During his second summer of law school, Charlie interned at a Greensboro law firm specializing in entertainment law and criminal law. Since graduating, he has worked in the areas of workers’ compensation, social security disability, and commercial real estate. In his free time, Charlie enjoys cheering for UNC sports, playing golf, and cooking with his girlfriend Sabrina.


 Wesley L. Deaton
Wesley Deaton is the founder and managing member of The Deaton Law Firm, PLLC.

Education:

  • University of North Carolina, 1995, B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • University of Georgia, 1998, Juris Doctor

Bar Licenses:

  • North Carolina, 1998
  • New York, 2014

Areas of Practice:

  • Banking Law and Creditor’s Rights;
  • Commercial Real Estate;
  • Corporate Insurance and Captive Insurance Law;
  • Corporate, Limited Liability Company and Specialized Entity Formation;
  • General Business, Corporate and Transactional Law;
  • Local Government Law;
  • Second Citizenship, Residency and International Business Law.

Community Involvement:

    • Deacon, First Baptist Church of Maiden
    • Pro Bono Attorney, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Inc.
    • Board of Directors, Maiden Rescue Squad, Inc.

While in college, Wesley served as a small-group bible study leader, was a letterman on the university’s varsity fencing team, was on the Dean’s List, and graduated with Atlantic Coast Conference all-academic honors. Wesley has practiced law in the Charlotte area for more than 16 years and has been recognized in his area for his business, banking and transactional practice. He currently serves as the County Attorney for Lincoln County, as general counsel for a number of local businesses and financial institutions, and as the resident manager or director of a number of captive insurance companies. He has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1998, and in 2014, he obtained his New York law license. He and his wife, Virginia, live in Catawba County, and in his free time he enjoys international travel, swimming, tennis, and learning to surf.


REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS
Peoples Bank; Lincoln County; First Federal Savings Bank of Lincolnton; Piedmont Companies, Inc.; Denver Construction Company; Robinson Builders-Mart of Newton, Inc.; Piedmont Mutual Insurance Company; NC State Employees Credit Union; Bank of the Ozarks; Southern Forest Products, Inc.; Beam Pharmacies; Glen Oaks Golf Club; Lincoln Country Club; Atlas Insurance Management Ltd.; Southern Safe Insurance Ltd.; Investors Title Insurance Company; Lincoln Economic Development Association; blueharbor bank; Times Oil Corporation; HRN Broadcasting, Inc.; LMI Agency, Inc.