Featured Speaker

Phillip P Guttilla

Phil is a deal lawyer. Whether it is a business sale or purchase transaction with a short timeline or a must close financing, he brings practical solutions and creative thinking to get to closing. As a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst, Phil takes a multidisciplinary approach to serving his clients.

Private equity and strategic acquirors work with Phil for buy-side legal representation because he understands deals in the larger context of his client’s business and he deploys a project management approach to M&A that reduces costs and delivers economies of scale for clients executing roll-ups or growing through serial acquisitions.

Business owners seek out Phil for his experience and dedication to his clients. He and his team work to negotiate the best possible terms. He understands that a business sale is a life-changing event for most business owners that they may only experience once. He draws on his tax and accounting background and over 25 years of experience to guide his clients through the deal process.

Phil delivers what he expects from his team – thought leadership and creative solutions with superior responsiveness. Phil values his clients and builds deep relationships; many of his client relationships go back decades. He is a trusted adviser who strives to help his clients minimize taxes, maximize their business enterprise value and keep the larger picture in focus.


  • Corporate & Transactional
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies
  • Private Equity - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Public Company M&A, Going Private & Other Transactions


  • Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995)
    • Order of the Coif; Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • Arizona State University-W.P. Carey School of Business (M. Tax, 1999)
  • Boston College (B.S., magna cum laude, 1992)