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)
We represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire the operations and real estate of Isle of Capri Casino and Lady Luck Casino from Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI), in a cash transaction for $230 million.
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.
Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox
Represented a civil engineering company in establishing an ESOP, successfully acquiring 49% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $6.6 million
Represented a recycling corporation in the establishment of an 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.
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2018)
Certified Public Accountant
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning