Vice Chair of the Corporate and Transactional Practice Group, Phil is a deal lawyer. Whether it is an M&A transaction with a short timeline or a must close financing, he works with his team to get the deal closed. He delivers to his clients what he expects from his team – thought leadership and creative solutions along with a sense of urgency and superior responsiveness.
Phil’s clients seek him out as a trusted adviser. He is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and brings a broad perspective to business transactions of all types. Phil draws on his tax and accounting background and 20+ years of experience to design, implement and close deals and to maximize the value he brings to mergers and acquisitions and other transactions.
Phil provides legal services in the following areas:
• Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures (buy-side and sell-side)
• Securities Offerings and Capital Formation
• Investment and Private Equity Fund Formation
• Joint Ventures
• Advising Corporate Boards
• Outside General Counsel
• Cross-Border Transactions
• Contract Negotiation
• LP/Investor Representation
• Advising Boards of Directors
• Start-Up and Emerging Growth Companies Representation
• Succession Planning
Phil’s serves clients in a wide range of industries including:
• Health Care
• Financial Services
• Consumer Products
Chambers USA, the world's leading guide to the legal profession, has included Phillip in its rankings for the past several years, most recently in 2018. In interviews with clients during research for the rankings, the following remarks were made regarding Phillip's work at the firm:
"He is a pleasure to work with. We have a wonderful relationship and he is always a phone call away with any of our needs."
“He generally provides outside counsel to middle-market companies drawing upon his previous experience of working as a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst, which gives him a unique perspective when approaching commercial matters.”