Brian C. Helmick
Counsel
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3826
mobile 304.382.2059
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Resources

Mr. Helmick’s primary areas of practice are project and public finance and economic development incentives.

Education

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

Experience

  • 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
  • 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
Banking & Finance Law Business Expansion & Development Closely Held Business Services Corporate & Business Law Government Contracts Government Relations Health Care Law International Development Mergers & Acquisitions Public Policy Advocacy & Reform State & Local Taxation Public & Project Finance

Distinctions

  • Named the Best Lawyers®  "Lawyer of the Year" for Project Finance Law in Charleston, W.Va., 2020 & 2017
  • Named the Best Lawyers®  "Lawyer of the Year" for Public Finance Law in Charleston, W.Va., 2018
  • Ranked in 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 areas of Corporate Law, Public Finance Law and Project Finance Law
  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers for Government Relations
  • Order of the Coif, West Virginia University College of Law

Admissions

  • 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

Memberships

  • Chair, West Virginia Economic Development Authority, 2005 - 2006

Publications & Presentations

  • Executive Editor of Articles, West Virginia Law Review
11 Spilman Attorneys Recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" 2020 67 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 66 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 6 Spilman Attorneys Recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" 2018 Spilman Ranked in Chambers USA 2017 7 Spilman Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” 2017  62 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2017 Spilman Practice Groups & Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA  57 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 Spilman Practice Groups & Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA