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Phil advises both publicly and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, staffing, and technology, among others, and has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel on over 100 transactions.  Phil assists businesses in structuring, negotiating and completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, as well as in matters relating to commercial contracts, corporate governance and general corporate counseling. Phil often represents clients in obtaining operating capital, whether it be in the form of debt financing from commercial lenders or equity financing from private equity groups or venture capitalists. In addition, Phil has significant experience representing providers of capital, assisting clients in structuring and documenting loans and equity investments.


Practice areas


  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    22 years, 101 cases
  2. Venture Capital: 15%
    22 years
  3. Financial Markets and Services: 15%
    22 years
  4. Debt & Lending Agreements: 15%
    22 years
  5. Other: 35%
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201 17th Street Nw
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA, 30363


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199311/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLocke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP2007 - Present
PartnerMcKenna Long & Aldridge2002 - 2007
AssociateLong Aldridge & Norman1996 - 2001
AssociateKing & Spalding LLP1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Israel Chamber of CommerceMember2004 - Present
Association for Corporate GrowthMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acquisitions and Financings for Large Mortgage CompanyN/A
Acquisitions and Financings for National Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management FirmN/A
General Corporate Counseling for Privately Held Staffing CompanyN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Tulane UniversityPolitical Science/International RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990