Michael B. Stuart
Member, Chair, Corporate Securities & Tax
(304) 353-8107, (724) 749-3100
Office: Charleston, Southpointe
J.D. Boston University
B.S.B.Ad. & B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Licensed in West Virginia only.  

Mike Stuart concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, energy and commercial transactions, securities, and government relations. He counsels both international and U.S. clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, business development, mergers, dissolutions, financing, and management.  Mr. Stuart has represented numerous clients in cross-border and multistate matters including acquisitions, divestitures, and project development.  Mr. Stuart also counsels and advises clients on investment and fundraising including drilling programs, private placements, and SEC and state securities compliance.

Work Experience

2005 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2003 Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, Charleston, WV
2000 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L Gates), Boston, MA
1995 Financial Statement Accountant, Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Pittsburgh, PA

Key Experience

$20 million in refinancing of institutional debt with institutional investors    
$3.5 million private placement to raise capital for investment program in West Virginia
$1 billion joint venture merging and assigning interests in all North American entities into international joint venture, including work with Brazilian and Mexican affiliates

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
Selected as Delegate to American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders conference in Zurich, Switzerland as one of approximately 50 United States and European leaders with high level meetings with diplomatic, government and business leaders
Selected as one of seven members to represent the Republican National Committee in a diplomatic mission to Taiwan to meet with high-level diplomatic, government and business leaders
Selected to statewide business journal's Generation Next: 40 under 40
Former Chairman, West Virginia Republican Party
Former President & CEO of West Virginia Publishing, LLC
Former financial statement accountant for Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) with global clients including Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinea in Kamsar, Guinea
Former Chairman, Increasing Entrepreneurship Committee of Vision Shared, West Virginia's statewide quasi-governmental organization, and architect of its statewide plan "Increasing Entrepreneurship as a Strategy for Economic Development and Community Renewal" with successful attainment of $12 million grant by WK Kellogg Foundation for rural entrepreneurship development