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  • Education
    • 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, 1995
    • Supreme Court of Arizona, 1995
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1998
Phillip Guttilla takes pleasure in helping his clients grow and reach their goals. Using a practical approach to legal issues, Phil seeks to understand his clients’ needs as a basis for providing useful advice on which to act. With this approach, Phil is often viewed as a trusted adviser.

As a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst, Phil brings a broad perspective to his clients’ business operations and strategic plans. He serves as outside general counsel to many middle-market companies and has gained significant experience in the semi-conductor and high-technology industries. He enjoys working with companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations. Some of the other industries Phil covers are transportation, finance, ballistic products, software, consumer products, and restaurant sectors. 

Phil's practice areas include:
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities offerings and capital formation
  • Hedge fund and private equity fund formation
  • Advising corporate boards
  • Advising individuals and companies on tax, estate, and asset-protection planning
  • 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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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