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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Michael J. Basile

Michael J. Basile

Chair, Business Expansion & Development
Chair, International Development
Managing Member

Expertise

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Business Expansion & Development
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law

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

Profile
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.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar, Administrative and Legislative Law Committee, 1993 - 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Education

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

Appellate Litigation | Business Expansion & Development | Corporate & Business Law | Energy Law | Government Relations | Health Care Law | Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory | Insurance Govt. Relations/ Regulatory | International Development | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquistions | Midstream Services | Natural Resources | Public Policy Advocacy & Reform | Public Policy, Advocacy & Reform | Shale Gas Law | Technology

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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