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Roanoke, Charleston, W.Va., firms to merge

Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC, a 102-lawyer firm based in Charleston, W. Va., has offices in Pennsylvania and North Carolina but not in Virginia.

That will change July 1 when Spilman absorbs the seven-lawyer Roanoke firm of Melchionna, Day, Ammar & Black PC.

The combined firms will take the Spilman name, and the four shareholders of Melchionna Day will become members of the firm. All associates and staff will join Spilman as well.

Michael J. Basile, managing member of Spilman, said, “With Spilman offices currently in West Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the addition of an outstanding office of Virginia attorneys creates geographic continuity and greatly enhances our strategic vision for serving the legal needs of the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Olin Melchionna, senior member of the Roanoke firm, said, “With Spilman’s resources, we can provide our clients with access to a wider range of legal fields as well as the resources and staffing to help in the larger matters of our clients.”

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