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 TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale to The Eastern Company (Nasdaq: EML), a publicly traded diversified manufacturer, for $81.7 million
Representation of Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 2.750% senior notes due 2030.
Representation of Gen Cap America, a Nashville-based private equity firm that provides equity for management buyouts, division spinoffs, and recapitalizations of profitable, well-established middle-market businesses, in its acquisition of Griffin Gear, a South Carolina-based provider of gearing products for industrial applications
Representation of The Bakery Companies, a baked goods manufacturer, in its sale to Arbor Investments
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
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2018)
Certified Public Accountant
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Corporate Taxation and Estate Taxation and Planning