Brian  - C. - Helmick

Brian C. Helmick

  • 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 project and public finance, economic development, state and local tax and governmental relations.

Representative Experience

  • Representing numerous private and governmental clients in issuance of project and fund debt, both tax-exempt and taxable
  • Representing clients in public-private project financings (including the use of multiple governmental funding sources in conjunction with private funding sources)
  • Negotiating business locations and expansion involving incentive application, property acquisition, tax and law use planning issues
  • Representing clients in West Virginia state and local tax matters
  • Serving private, public, and quasi-public entities as outside general counsel for corporate matters
  • Representing numerous business clients in state and local governmental relations matters

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
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as "Lawyer of the Year" 2017 (Charleston, W.Va.) in Project Finance Law
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for the areas of Corporate Law, Public Finance 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


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