Basile, Michael J.

Managing Member
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3854 - office
304.552.4629 - mobile

Education

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

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
Mr. Basile is the Managing Member. Mr. Basile's primary areas of practice are state and local government, business, land use planning and administrative law centering on Marcellus Shale resource development.

Representative Experience

  • 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

Work History

  • 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

Affiliations

  • Charleston Inter-Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Charleston Area Alliance, Vice chairman, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Vision Shared, Inc., Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Discover the Real West Virginia, Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Young Presidents' Organization, Mountain State Chapter, Member, 2008 - 2011

Awards and Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA - "America's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law"
  • Super Lawyers/ West Virginia, Business/ Corporate and Government/ Cities/ Municipalities
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