May 24, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes Phillip P. Guttilla to the firm’s Phoenix office as a shareholder in the Business Department to practice in the firm’s Corporate Law group. Guttilla, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), will continue his representation of businesses as outside legal counsel and of high net worth individuals in estate and asset protection planning.

Guttilla is acknowledged with the PreeminentÔ 5 out of 5 Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbellâ and recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. He is the fifth senior attorney to join the firm’s Corporate Law practice during 2010 and his addition is part of a strategic move to deepen the firm’s corporate capabilities in Arizona.

“Phil is a great addition to the firm,” said Phoenix Managing Partner Marty Harper. “We are particularly pleased to have available a corporate attorney with his tax and accounting background to help our clients in Arizona. He complements the recent addition of our other corporate attorneys and can provide our clients with a robust offering of business services in the Phoenix office, regionally and nationally.”

Guttilla helps businesses of all sizes grow and plan for the future. His practice areas include representing start-ups, the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance (securities offerings), venture capital and private equity fund formation, investor representation, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and estate and asset protection planning.

With a national presence stretching from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. the firm’s 16 offices provide clients with significant experience that efficiently delivers legal services. The firm’s corporate team provides support to clients throughout the country and the world.

“I’m very excited to be joining a firm of this caliber,” said Guttilla who is a Phoenix native. “Polsinelli Shughart offers me a platform to better serve my clients. In addition, the firm’s membership in an international consortium of law firms provides ready access to services around the world for our clients.”

Guttilla received his BS in Finance and Philosophy from Boston College, magna cum laude in 1992. He received his law degree from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, magna cum laude, in 1995, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and associate editor of The Arizona State Law Journal. Guttilla continued his education by completing his Masters in Taxation at ASU’s law school in 1999.

Guttila is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

§         Mergers and Acquisitions of businesses

§         Tax and regulatory law changes

§         Capital formation and business finance


For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,


Cheryl Walsh, WalshCOMM Communications, 602-373-3149, 


About Polsinelli Shughart


With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, intellectual property, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York City, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.