Phillip

J.F. Geheb

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500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

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 is a recognized expert and frequent speaker in state and local incentives, historic tax credits, New Markets tax credits, PACE financing, and Opportunity Zone investments.

In leading Munsch Hardt’s Public-Private Partnership Practice, Phill has represented developers in executing more than $2 billion in design-build oriented P3 projects in multiple states, more than $1 billion 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 billion 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 million 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.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2017-2020)
  • Dallas Business Journal – 40 under 40 (2018)
  • Texas Lawyer – Lawyers on the Rise (2017); Public Excellence Awards, Distinguished Leader (2017)
  • Associate Leadership Class, The Real Estate Council (2014-2015)
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association (2009-Present)
    • Dallas Bar Association (2013-Present)
    • Illinois Bar Association (2010-Present)
    • Missouri Bar Association (2009-Present)
    • The Real Estate Council (Former President; Leader of Education Subcommittee’s Fellows Program, 2013-Present)
    • Urban Land Institute
    • Young Leader's Partnership Forum (2013-2014)
    • U.S. Green Building Council, Gateway District (2010-2012)

Overview

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 is a recognized expert and frequent speaker in state and local incentives, historic tax credits, New Markets tax credits, PACE financing, and Opportunity Zone investments.

In leading Munsch Hardt’s Public-Private Partnership Practice, Phill has represented developers in executing more than $2 billion in design-build oriented P3 projects in multiple states, more than $1 billion 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 billion 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 million 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.

Experience

  • Historic Tax Credits

    Represented a European investment group in its construction and tax credit equity financing for the $100 MM rehabilitation of the historic Butler Brothers building in

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  • Historic Tax Credits

    Represented a European investment group in the $14 MM redevelopment of an 18-story tower at 211 N. Ervay in downtown Dallas, Texas. The building, which was vacant

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  • Historic Tax Credits

    Represented real estate development and management company in acquiring and redeveloping two large office buildings and a surface parking lot into (i) the first dual

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