John F. Allevato

Representative Experience

  • Counsel and advise clients regarding estate and tax planning matters, including succession issues for closely held business clients and preparation of estate planning documents
  • Advise clients on matters pertaining to the federal income tax laws, to minimize the impact of taxes on business transactions
  • Advocate matters before the Internal Revenue Service on client issues, including audits and appeals from audit determinations, compliance, collections and United States Tax Court matters
  • Regularly counsel clients on federal tax-exempt issues, including matters involving not-for-profit health care entities
  • Represent businesses and individuals in business dealings, such as acquisitions, divestitures, business combinations and entity selection matters
  • Counsel on tax issues incident to tax-exempt bond financings


  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1976
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Tax Court

Contact John F. Allevato

Contact John F. Allevato

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
300 Kanawha Boulevard East
PO Box 273
Charleston, West Virginia  25321
Phone: 304.340.3885
Fax: 304-340-3801


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • West Virginia