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  • Education
    • M. Tax, Arizona State University-W.P. Carey School of Business, 1999
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1995, Order of the Coif; Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor
    • B.S., magna cum laude, Boston College, 1992
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    • Supreme Court of Arizona
    • U.S. Tax Court
Phil Guttilla is Vice Chair of Polsinelli’s Corporate and Transactional Practice Group and managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office. 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 done. 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®) who brings a broad perspective to business transactions of all types. Phil draws on his tax and accounting background and 24+ years of experience to design, implement and close deals and to maximize the value he brings to mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Phil advises boards of directors on corporate governance matters. He also handles debt and equity financings, commercial contract matters, and investment fund formations.  Phil covers a wide range of industries including health care, real estate, semi-conductor, and technology.
  • Represented sell-side in sale of restoration company to private equity group.
  • Represented buy-side in purchase of contract drug discovery and pre-clinical development subsidiary from a public company.
  • Represented buy-side in purchase of multinational subsidiary from public company.
  • Represented sell-side representation in sale of privately held food service equipment and supplies company to a private equity group.
  • Represented sell-side in sale of transportation company to a private equity group.
  • Represented sponsor in the formation of precious metals hedge fund.
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Mentioned, AZ Big Media
May 17, 2019
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Crowdfunding Through Funding Portals: What You Need to Know
The Knowledge Group
March 19, 2014
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Maximizing Your Company's Value
Presented by Polsinelli
February 6, 2014
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The State of M&A - Valuations and Exit Strategies
Arizona CEO Summit
Panel Moderator Mike Patterson and Panel Member Phil Guttilla
January 30, 2014
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Polsinelli, BNY Mellon, BDO
October 10, 2013