Brian  - C. - Helmick

Helmick, Brian C.

  • Member
  • Chair, Corporate Department
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3826 - office
304.382.2059 - mobile


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


  • 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
Mr. Helmick's primary areas of practice are business expansion, economic development, government relations and public finance.

Representative Experience

  • Representing numerous business clients in state and local governmental relations matters
  • Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before the West Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch
  • Drafting motions, memoranda of law and appellate briefs in federal and state courts resulting in published opinions
  • Providing testimony before various legislative committees
  • Negotiating business locations and expansion involving incentive application, property acquisition, tax and law use planning issues
  • Evaluating client-specific needs and forming limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships
  • Representing clients in public-private project financings (including the use of multiple governmental funding sources in conjunction with private funding sources)

Government Experience

  • 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

Awards & Distinctions

  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America''s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/Commercial
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for the area of Corporate Law and Project Finance Law
  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers for Government Relations


  • Chair, West Virginia Economic Development Authority, 2005 - 2006
  • Public Land Corporation, Board of Directors, 2005
  • Governor Joe Manchin III's Transition Team, Tourism Development Committee, 2004 - 2005


  • Order of the Coif, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Executive Editor of Articles, West Virginia Law Review
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