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We are a legal team with extensive experience in business and transactional matters, both in the United States and worldwide. The Deaton law Firm is both a national and international legal group.

Our legal team offer our best efforts, highly specialized service, and individualized attention. Although we offer a number of internationalization and offshore legal solutions, we are not salespeople. We will advise you on your options, and what we believe is best for you.

We have affiliated with CS Global Partners, with offices worldwide, to offer specialized citizenship by investment services to clients needing alternative citizenship solutions.

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Our Team

Wesley L. Deaton
Managing Member


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.

Charles K. Lane


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

Bar Licenses:

North Carolina, 2014

Charlie Lane 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 Deaton is the founder and managing member of The Deaton Law Firm, PLLC.

Margaret Petersen


Sewanee: The University of the South, 2014, B.A. in Political Science

University of North Carolina School of law, 2017, Juris Doctor



During college, Margaret was on the Dean’s List and was on the university’s swim and dive team.  While in law school, she was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Craven Bench and was a Comments Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law.  She also served as class council representative during her 1L year.


Following her first year, Margaret worked as a summer associate for a firm in Mobile, AL, and she mainly focused on insurance law, and she interned for a magistrate.  During her second year, Margaret interned for Judge Calabria at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and was a research assistant for Professor Maxine Eichner.  Following her second year, she served as a Martin Luther King Fellow for North Carolina Legal Aid focusing on benefits.  During her free time, Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, being on the water and cheering on Alabama football.