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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Brian C. Helmick

Brian C. Helmick



  • Bond Counsel
  • Business Expansion & Development
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Closely Held Business Services

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

Mr. Helmick’s primary areas of practice are project and public finance and economic development incentives.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • West Virginia University, B.S. in Resource Management, 1994
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2001
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance Law | Bond Counsel | Business Expansion & Development | Closely Held Business Services | Corporate & Business Law | Government Contracts | Government Relations | Health Care Law | International Development | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquistions | Public & Project Finance | Public Finance | Public Policy Advocacy & Reform | Public Policy, Advocacy & Reform | State & Local Taxation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing clients in public-private project financings (including the use of multiple governmental funding sources in conjunction with private funding sources)
  • Negotiating business locations and expansion involving incentive application, property acquisition, tax and law use planning issues
  • Deputy Secretary and General Counsel, West Virginia Department of Commerce, May 2005 - July 2006
  • Counsel to Committee on Government Organization, West Virginia House of Delegates, 2003

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Executive Editor of Articles, West Virginia Law Review


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