Philip Lewis advises corporations, partnerships and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general corporate matters. A certified public accountant with an LL.M. in tax, Philip understands the complicated tax issues associated with transactions and provides creative solutions for clients. Philip has significant experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and regularly counsels REITs with respect to corporate and tax issues.
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
We represented a civil engineering company in establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and successfully acquiring 49% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $6.6 million.
We represented a recycling corporation in the establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) used to acquire 100% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $51.5 million.
Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.950% senior notes due 2029
Representing the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), in its definitive agreement to merge with Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., (SST II) in an all-cash merger valued at $340 million expected to close during the first quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of SSGT’s stockholders
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of ReproSource
Represented Dobbs Equity Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in Corky’s.
Represented American Investment Funds I, LLC, parent company to American Tubing Arkansas, LLC, in its sale to Sanhua International, Inc.
Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P. in a public offering of $400,000,000 of 4.200% senior notes due 2028.
Represented Serco Inc. in its acquisition of BTP Systems, LLC
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2018)
Certified Public Accountant
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning