Philip D. Amoa is a corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on representing middle-market companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other commercial transactions. As a member of McCarter’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice as well as having founded and ran a technology company that connected law students with potential employers, Philip also focuses on representing early stage, emerging growth, and middle-market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives and boards of directors who support and lead them. In addition, Philip is a founding member of the firm’s Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law group.
Philip has extensive experience in the organization and structuring of all forms of Delaware business entities, including corporations, Delaware statutory trusts, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and series LLCs, and, as part of his Delaware corporate law practice, provides advice to boards of directors of Delaware companies on corporate governance issues and their fiduciary duty obligations. He has experience providing third-party legal opinions concerning Delaware’s General Corporation Law (DGCL), Delaware’s alternative entity statutes, the Delaware UCC and other applicable law.
Philip also regularly serves on drafting committees established by the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association to study and recommend changes to the DGCL. Philip is co-author of Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Practice Portfolio Series (CPS), entitled “Limited Partnerships: Legal Aspects of Organization, Operation, and Dissolution.” He is also the author of Practical Law Company’s primary resource on Corporation Law in Pennsylvania. In addition, he has written a number of other publications and guides that are helpful in strategic and business decisions concerning litigation and commercial arrangements.
Philip serves on the Executive, Investment, Board and Development and Governance Committees, and chairs the Legal Committee, of the Board of Directors of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the corporate entity established to administer the denomination’s nationwide healthcare plan as well as manage about $9 billion in assets for its pension plan.
Philip was named among The Legal Intelligencer’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” and was included in the Lawyers of Color’s “Annual Hot List.” He also received the 2016 Craig M. Perry Service Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.