May 6, 2021

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce the growth of its Denver Business Services Division with the addition of new Shareholder Philip McDermott. He joins the firm’s national Securities & Corporate Finance Practice Group, with a specialized focus on Investment Management & Funds.

McDermott brings extensive experience in the formation and operation of investment funds in a range of strategies and asset classes, including private equity, real estate, performing and stressed credit, venture capital, hedge funds and more. In addition to advising fund sponsors and investors, McDermott works with clients in the real estate industry, representing developers and institutional capital providers on joint ventures.

“We are pleased to have Phil join our Investment Management and Funds Practice,” said Polsinelli Securities & Corporate Finance Practice Chair Kevin L. Vold. “His experience working in-house at a publicly traded alternative asset management firm expands our ability to provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight to our investment fund sponsor and institutional investor clients.”

McDermott’s work on behalf of sponsors and investors in connection with investing and fundraising activities spans regulatory matters arising under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. 

“We welcome Phil both back to his home state of Colorado and to Polsinelli,” said Denver Office Managing Partner Jennifer Evans. “Polsinelli continues to expand its corporate offerings in Denver, and we are excited to add Phil’s experience with fund sponsors and institutional investors to our team here in Denver.”

McDermott is relocating from Austin, Texas to join Polsinelli’s growing Denver office.

“Polsinelli is a thoughtful, sophisticated firm with great people who are down-to-earth,” said McDermott. “I look forward to partnering with this talented group, both locally and nationally.” 

McDermott received a bachelor’s, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College before earning a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. 

Attorneys in Polsinelli’s Investment Management & Funds team provides advice and counsel to firms, sponsors, investors, and other market participants in connection with all aspects of private investment management and fund transactions. We regularly assist clients with the formation, structuring, and negotiation of private investment vehicles, as well as any securities, tax, REIT, ERISA, and regulatory issues generally associated with private investment transactions. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, we continue to expand our services in response to changing client needs, new laws and regulations, and global events.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.