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Experienced corporate, finance and business attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and general corporate counseling. Has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel on over 100 transactions, ranging in transaction value from under $1 million to $3 billion. Advises both publicly and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries, including energy, financial services, insurance, staffing, manufacturing, technology, and sports and entertainment.
Assists businesses in structuring, negotiating and completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. 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. Also represents providers of capital, assisting clients in structuring and documenting loans and equity investments.
As outside corporate counsel, advises companies in matters relating to company formation and corporate governance, and drafts, reviews and negotiates commercial contracts and other material agreements, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, services agreements, employment agreements, loan and credit agreements and private placement documentation.
Specialties: General Corporate Counseling and Business Law, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Joint Ventures, Debt Finance, Private Equity and Venture Capital.
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Phil and I have worked together on many projects during the years and I have found Phil to be an excellent lawyer with a deep understanding of the real business world and the pitfalls that can occur. I would highly endorse Phil to anyone seeking a knowledgable and hardworking attorney.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1993||08/05/2016|
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|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||N/A|
|Super Lawyer||Georgia Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Partner||Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Partner||McKenna Long & Aldridge||2002 - 2007|
|Associate||Long Aldridge & Norman||1996 - 2001|
|Associate||King & Spalding LLP||1993 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Conexx: American Israel Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2004 - Present|
|Association for Corporate Growth||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1993 - Present|
|Acquisitions and Financings for Large Mortgage Company||N/A|
|Acquisitions and Financings for National Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management Firm||N/A|
|General Corporate Counseling for Privately Held Staffing Company||N/A|
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|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Tulane University||Political Science/International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|