Paul - G. - Papadopoulos

Paul G. Papadopoulos

Charleston, W.Va.
304.720.3409 - office


  • Davidson College, B.A. Economics, 1987
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1990


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Mr. Papadopoulos’ primary areas of practice are general corporate law and tax law.

Representative Experience

  • Assisting clients in the formation of businesses, the buying and selling of businesses, financing, contracts, and general business and commercial law matters
  • Representing a wide variety of clients from many industries, ranging from multi-national corporations to smaller entrepreneurial businesses
  • Representing clients in West Virginia state and local tax matters, including property tax appeals, assessments and claims for refund both in court and at the administrative level
  • Representing clients in commercial transactions of varying sizes
  • Assisting clients in trademark and copyright registrations
  • Representing clients in construction collection involving mechanic’s liens and bond claims
  • Representing non-profit and tax-exempt organizations

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar, Committee on State and Federal Taxation, Chair
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Working Together, Steering Committee Member
  • National Association of State Bar Tax Sections, Member


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Tax Law and Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law

Reported Cases

  • Mountain America, LLC v. Huffman, 687 S.E.2d 768 (W. Va. 2009), cert. denied, 130 S.Ct. 2377 (U.S. 2010). Represented Monroe County Commission in property tax appeal.
  • Concept Mining, Inc. et al v. Virgil T. Helton, Acting State Tax Commissioner, 617 S.E.2d 845 (2005). Represented taxpayer in coal severance tax case.
  • Consolidated Natural Gas Company v. Joseph M. Palmer as Tax Commissioner, 582 S.E. 2d 835 (W.Va. 2003). Represented taxpayer in tax credit case.
  • CNG Transmission Corporation v. Rebecca Melton Craig as Tax Commissioner, 564 S.E. 2d 167 (W.Va. 2002). Represented taxpayer in sales and use tax case.
  • State et rel. Clark v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of W.Va., Inc. 466 S.E.2d 388 (W.Va. 1995). Represented State in insurance insolvency matter.

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, Working Together On Taxes, The West Virginia Lawyer, HQ Publishing, October-December, 2011
  • Presenter, “Constitutionality of West Virginia Coal Severance Taxes,” Charleston Area Tax Group, 2004
  • Co-author, A 50-State Compendium of Construction Law Issues, ALFA International, The Global Legal Network, West Virginia section, 2008
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Trademarks and Service Marks,” The West Virginia Commercial Law Institute, WVCLE, 1997

 Community Affiliations

  • West Virginia Humanities Council, President
  • Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2010
  • St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Parish Council, Member and Former President
  • The Carolina Club of West Virginia, Former President
  • General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Life Member
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