William Mitchell College of Law J.D., Magna Cum Laude

University of Colorado B.S., 1977 

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Philip Tilton has 20 years of experience representing clients in the areas of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance and securities
  • Private equity and mezzanine fund organization and formation
  • Business counseling

Mergers and Acquisitions
Philip represents private equity funds and other financial and strategic investors in business acquisition and divestiture transactions structured as mergers, consolidations, stock purchases, asset purchases, division and subsidiary carve-outs and joint venture arrangements.

Corporate Finance and Securities
Philip represents businesses at various development stages raise capital through private placements of equity, debt and convertible debt securities.

Private Equity, Mezzanine Fund Organization
Philip assists clients with the formation of private equity funds and mezzanine debt funds, drafting and negotiation of partnership and limited liability company agreements, and the development of private placement offering materials and qualification of securities offerings under federal and state law.
Business Counseling
Philip serves in the role of general counsel for several clients, including entities formed or acquired by the private equity funds he represents. As general counsel, Philip advises clients on a wide range of matters, including corporate governance, management incentive programs and other compensation issues, contract formation, business disputes, debt and equity restructuring.

Professional Credentials
Philip is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); prior to attending law school, Philip was a Senior Manager in the audit division of Ernst & Young.

While in law school, Philip was associate editor of the William Mitchell Law Review and a quarterfinalist in the National Tax Moot Court competition.

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell since 2002

Professional Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Basilica of St. Mary, Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Appointed member of the Parish Council and Finance Committee

Basilica of St. Mary Cathedral Choir, Member

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Past Chair of the School Board; Past Member of the Long-Range Planning Committee