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 Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV), in connection with a definitive agreement to merge SST IV and SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc., (SmartStop) in an all-stock transaction valued at $370 million
Representation of Merchants & Marine Bancorp, Inc., a full-service state-chartered community bank with 13 branch offices across the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast, in its acquisition of the Mobile, Alabama branch of Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK
Representation of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, from Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., for $120 million in cash
Representation of Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of CareHere, another leading operator of wellness centers for self-funded organizations. The acquisition of CareHere, brings Premise Health’s revenue to approximately $1 billion annually and increases its geographic footprint to more than 850 centers across 45 states and Guam. The combination will allow Premise Health to deliver improved outcomes and enhance health care for employer populations.
Representation of W20 Group, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of starpower, LLC, an entertainment and influencer marketing agency
Representation of Lineagen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics services for individuals showing clinical presentations consistent with neurodevelopmental disorders, in its sale to Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO), a genome analysis company providing tools and services to scientists and clinicians conducting genetic research and patient testing, for $9.6 million
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe
Representation of My Retirement Account Services, LLC, a platform for the custody of cryptocurrencies in IRAs and other retirement accounts, in its merger with Kingdom Services Holdings, LLC
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2018)
Certified Public Accountant
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning