Phill is a real estate and development attorney focusing on public-private partnerships and real estate finance, particularly redevelopment projects, corporate relocations and expansions, complex master-planned developments, and hospitality projects.
Phill has vast experience structuring complex real estate and finance transactions for public and private owners, non profits, and Fortune 500 companies as well as financial institutions, family offices, and other investors. He also is the leading expert in PACE financing in the State of Texas, having successful closed over $100 MM in PACE loans since 2017. Phill regularly presents at state and national conferences on PACE and how it can be effectively utilized to build a successful capital stack for Projects.
In leading Munsch Hardt’s Public-Private Partnership Practice, Phill has represented developers in executing more than $2 B in design-build oriented P3 projects in multiple states, more than $1 B in redevelopment projects, and advised numerous companies expanding or relocating to North Texas in developing partnerships with state and local governments. Phill is also well-known for partnering with developers and owners of hospitality projects, having closed more than $1 B in hospitality development projects; he continues to advise such owners on the unique challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking a team-oriented approach to tackling projects, Phill aims to help clients facilitate lasting relationships with counterparties. In working with Phill, clients appreciate his sophisticated skillset, as well as his creativity and level-headedness when working on complex transactions.
Prior to practicing law, Phill was a Teach for America corps member in Philadelphia, PA, where he taught middle school math for two years. Phill was also awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship in 2005 to the University of Cambridge where he studied social capital in socially excluded communities at St. John’s College. Phill’s commitment to education and poverty issues is evidence in his representation of non-profits, having helped close New Markets Tax Credit transactions totaling more than $150 MM for community and educational facilities across North Texas. He continues to advise these non-profit boards regarding real estate and other strategic issues.
Phill is an active contributor to DFWREimagined and has also spearheaded Munsch Hardt’s COVID Conversations, a series of interviews with thought leaders regarding on responding to the long-term effectives of the COVID-19 pandemic.