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Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
  • B.S., Gwynedd-Mercy University, summa cum laude

    Illinois Business Law Journal, M&A Staff Writer

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

AM&AA (Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors), Board Member and Co- Founder of Philadelphia Chapter

LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Entities Committee of ABA Section of Business Law, Vice-Chair of M&A Subcommittee

Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Independent Director

WHYY, Community Advisory Board Member; Chair of the CAB Governance Committee

Cradles to Crayons, Corporate Advisory Council Member

Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee member (2012-2015)

Philadelphia VIP, Board of Directors (2014-2016)

Pyramid Club, Young Executives Committee, Former Chair

Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section, Member

Delaware State Bar Association Corporation Law Section, Member

American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Member

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

Delaware BioScience Association, Secretary 

DISTINCTIONS

Harno Scholar

CALI Excellence Award Recipient

Philip D. Amoa

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  • T: 215.979.3869
    F: 215.988.4332

Philip D. Amoa is a corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth, Delaware corporate governance issues, private equity investment and other corporate and transactional matters, including non-profit transactions.

Philip represents middle-market companies (including non-profits) in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. In addition, Philip 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. Philip brings broad-based experience and a flexible and practical approach to his start-up clients as he previously founded and ran a technology-based company.

Philip is a founding member of the firm’s Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law group. As a Delaware lawyer, Philip also 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, including providing third-party legal opinions, and, as part of his Delaware corporate law practice, counsels clients on governance issues, including fiduciary duties, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, board and committee structure and special committee investigations. Philip is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and has earned the designation of NACD Governance Fellow — The Gold Standard Director Credential®— which is recognized by investors, regulators, and the director community.

As a member of the board of directors of an institutional investor, Philip has familiarity with investor and fundraising market issues and sensitivities. As such, he is able to bring value to his continuous representation of institutional investors, which have included state pension plans, making limited partnership investments in private equity firms.

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 is also the Secretary of Delaware BioScience Association, a non-profit trade association that serves the bioscience industry in Delaware and the region. 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.

Philip has been recognized as a 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions
Represented a major insurance company in connection with a closing of the sale of its insurance group to a California based insurance company and simultaneously merged their respective affiliated holding companies, a deal valued in excess of $250 million
Represented a French electrical manufacturer in connection with a $17 million acquisition of the assets of an Ohio-based manufacturer of digital audio distribution systems
Represented an international industrial group in connection with its $110 million stock acquisition of a manufacturer of fiber optic and cable assemblies for the datacom and telecommunications industries
Represented a publicly traded company in connection with a $425 million stock acquisition of an information and financial advisory services company

Speaking

11/15/17
03/24/17
Retirement Dinner of Dr. Kathleen Owens, President of Gwynedd Mercy University
Blue Bell Country Club, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
06/16/16
The George Washington University of Business, Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy
06/09/16