Michael J. Basile
Managing Member
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3854
mobile 304.552.4629
  • Overview
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  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Resources

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

Education

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

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
  • 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

 

Appellate Litigation Business Expansion & Development Corporate & Business Law Energy Law Government Relations Health Care Law Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory International Development Mergers & Acquistions Natural Resources Public Policy Advocacy & Reform Shale Gas Law

Distinctions

  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for America's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law"
  • Listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers for Business/ Corporate and Government/ Cities/ Municipalities

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

Memberships

  • The High Technology Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015 - present
  • Charleston Inter-Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chairman (2008 - 2014), Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Charleston Area Alliance, Chairman, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Vision Shared, Inc., Board of Directors, 2006 - 2014
  • Discover the Real West Virginia, Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Young Presidents' Organization, Mountain State Chapter, Member, 2008 - 2011
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