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Jason C. Pizatella

Jason C. Pizatella

Co-Chair, Government Relations
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Expertise

  • Business Expansion & Development
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Government Relations

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

Profile

Mr. Pizatella's primary areas of practice are general corporate law, business expansion and economic development, administrative law, energy and public utilities. Mr. Pizatella also practices in the area of government relations.



Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2004
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2007
Areas of Practice

Business Expansion & Development | Corporate & Business Law | Energy Law | Government Relations | Health Care Law | Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory | Public & Project Finance | Public Finance | Public Policy Advocacy & Reform | Technology | Utility Law | West Virginia Energy Users Group

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, 2017
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • Acting Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Administration, 2014 - 2015
  • Acting Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Revenue, 2013
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, 2011 - 2013
  • Deputy State Tax Commissioner, West Virginia Department of Revenue, 2010
  • Counsel, West Virginia State Senate Committee on Finance and Committee on Government Organization, 2009 - 2010
  • Participating in M&A legal teams in moving transactions forward to closing
  • Assisting with drafting and preparing letters of intent and subsequent binding definitive agreements (e.g. stock purchase and sale agreements or asset purchase and sale agreements) and related exhibits
  • Assisting in due diligence in securities offerings
  • Drafting private placement memoranda, investor questionnaire and subscription materials
  • Advising clients regarding federal and state securities law issues
  • Assisting and advising clients in all aspects of the energy and leasing of coal, oil and gas, and timber assets
  • Appearing before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia representing clients in cable television, natural gas, landfill, sewer, and acquisition matters
  • Monitoring regulatory developments affecting clients and their industries
  • Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before various government agencies, including the West Virginia Legislature

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Co-Author, "Section 404 Permits, Valley Fills and In-Stream Ponds: What's Next?" Energy & Min. L. Inst. 262, 2008
    • Author, "Separation of Powers and the Governor's Office in West Virginia: Advocating a More Deferential Approach to the Chief Executive from the Judiciary," 109 W.Va. L. Rev. 185, 2006
    • Associate Editor and Executive Business Editor, West Virginia Law Review


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