— Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Joshua L. Jarrell
has joined the law firm as a partner in its Morgantown office.
With 13 years of experience, Jarrell will lead Spilman's public and project finance team. He also practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate law, title insurance, broadband development, and economic development.
Jarrell has extensive experience assisting clients in transactions involving public and private project finance, including the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds. He has helped clients establish Tax Increment Financing and Community Enhancement Districts and qualify for Tourism Development Act tax credits.
"Josh is an outstanding lawyer and a perfect fit, professionally and personally, for our firm," said Michael S. Garrison, Member in Charge of Spilman's Morgantown office. "We are delighted to have him on board."
Jarrell advises clients in all life cycles of their business, from entity formation to succession planning; prepares organizational governance documents for for-profit and nonprofit corporations; and represents clients in commercial and residential secured transactions, including residential and commercial title due diligence, title insurance, loan documentation, and closing services.
From 2013 to 2018, he served as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel to the West Virginia Department of Commerce.
"Josh's unique experience working in state government will prove valuable to our clients as he helps them navigate the full life-cycle of their projects," said Michael J. Basile, Spilman's Managing Member. "Having a similar background in government, I know firsthand how helpful that experience can be to clients."
Jarrell also advises state and local governments on compliance with the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act, assists public entities with expanding broadband service in their communities, and assists developers and others on issues involving renewable energy projects.
He is a member of the Morgantown Area Partnership and the Monongalia County Bar Association.
About Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, regional, national and international businesses. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Roanoke, Virginia.