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Michael J. Basile

Michael J. Basile

Chair, Business Expansion & Development
Chair, Government Relations
Chair, International

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

tel: 304.340.3854
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Mr. Basile is the Managing Member. Mr. Basile's primary areas of practice are state and local government law, business expansion & development, land use planning and administrative law centering on economic and community development.


  • West Virginia University, B.S. in Finance, 1987
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1991
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before the West Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch
  • Negotiating business site locations and expansions involving incentive application, property acquisition, tax and land use planning issues
  • Representing diverse mix of business clients during formation, sale, purchase, merger and dissolution activities
  • Establishing United States operating entities for international clients and facilitating foreign trade zone establishment and use
  • Representing business clients on state and local tax issues including business and occupation, sales, service, valuation, assessment and credits
  • Drafting and promoting The Marcellus Development Act
  • Drafting, reviewing and providing commentary on Marcellus Shale legislation, regulation and rules
  • Associate General Counsel, General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Office of Governor Gaston Caperton, 1994 - 1997
  • General Counsel to the West Virginia Development Office, 1993 - 1994
  • Assistant and Senior Assistant Attorneys General, 1991 - 1993



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