W. Phillip

Whitcomb

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

Overview

Phil is a results oriented business professional with more than 30 years of experience in advising and representing senior management and boards of public and private companies in all aspects of corporate development and related legal issues. 

Phil’s work includes developing and executing strategic business plans through acquisitions and divestitures, public and private debt and equity financings, strategic alliance and joint venture arrangements, and complex service and outsourcing. These efforts include the organization and leadership for multi-disciplinary teams bringing together different functional and/or geographic expertise to evaluate and complete complex business transactions. He has considerable international experience having lived in England and completed business transactions in Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa. His practice focuses on the aviation, energy, information technology and real estate industries. 

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Phil was a partner with a major Dallas-based law firm and served in various legal and corporate development positions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation and Centex Homes. He also served as a Managing Director at JMP Securities, Inc. (NYSE: JMP).

Education

Admission

  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association, Business Law and International Law Sections
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • East-West Ministries International
    • EQUEST (Board of Directors)
    • State Bar of Texas

Overview

Phil is a results oriented business professional with more than 30 years of experience in advising and representing senior management and boards of public and private companies in all aspects of corporate development and related legal issues. 

Phil’s work includes developing and executing strategic business plans through acquisitions and divestitures, public and private debt and equity financings, strategic alliance and joint venture arrangements, and complex service and outsourcing. These efforts include the organization and leadership for multi-disciplinary teams bringing together different functional and/or geographic expertise to evaluate and complete complex business transactions. He has considerable international experience having lived in England and completed business transactions in Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa. His practice focuses on the aviation, energy, information technology and real estate industries. 

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Phil was a partner with a major Dallas-based law firm and served in various legal and corporate development positions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation and Centex Homes. He also served as a Managing Director at JMP Securities, Inc. (NYSE: JMP).

Experience

  • Lender Recapitalization

    Represented a Fort Worth, Texas-based specialty lender to the real estate and equipment leasing industries in connection with its recapitalization. The recapitalization 

  • Private Real Estate Fund

    Represents a Houston, Texas-based real estate development company in connection with the creation of a closed-end investment fund to acquire interests in hospitality,

  • Private Equity Fund

    Represents a newly-created entity focused on the acquisition of general partner interests in real estate operating companies involved in the development of student housing 

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