Spilman Expands Corporate & Natural Resources Teams with New Hire

July, 2023 - Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Matthew W. Gallimore has joined the law firm as partner.

Gallimore’s primary areas of practice are corporate law, energy law, natural resources law, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a fourth-generation coal miner, having worked both as a surface coal miner and in an administrative position in the coal industry prior to attending law school.

He has extensive experience representing borrowers in various commercial loan transactions, including term loans from commercial banks, syndicated loans from commercial banks and private equity firms, mortgage loans, mezzanine financing, debt-to-equity conversions, asset-based lending (ABL) lines of credit and other revolving lines of credit, and equipment financing facilities and other vendor loans.

Gallimore provides legal representation to land companies, coal companies, and other clients with respect to coal leases and subleases, commercial property leases, solar leases, correlative property rights issues, and other real property matters. He also provides outside general counsel services to clients, including legal counsel with respect to corporate governance matters, employment matters, governmental regulatory permitting and compliance matters, loan compliance matters, contract disputes and other potential litigation issues, and other legal matters.

Admitted to practice law in West Virginia, Gallimore earned both his undergraduate and M.B.A. degrees from Marshall University and his law degree from West Virginia University. He is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

About Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, regional, national, and international businesses. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown, and Wheeling, West Virginia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Roanoke, Virginia; and Jacksonville, Florida.