Phillip A. Wylie

Phillip A. Wylie
Shareholder
pwylie@snellwylie.com

PRINCIPAL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Securities and Business Finance Law
  • Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture Law
  • Energy Law
  • Corporate and General Business Law

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Securities and Business Finance Law, including structuring and handling public and private equity and debt offerings of all types; “reverse merger” transactions; exchange offers and roll-ups; “going private” transactions; hostile and friendly tender offers; proxy solicitations and proxy contests; public company reporting and regulatory compliance; asset securitizations; tax-exempt bond financings; mezzanine debt financings; bank and private loan financings; leasing transactions; leveraged buyouts; and venture capital financings.
  • Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture Law, including negotiating, structuring and handling complex merger transactions, asset and stock acquisitions and asset and stock divestitures of all types (both international and domestic) in a wide variety of industries; and working with regulatory and tax issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Energy Law, including transactions involving negotiating, structuring, documenting and handling both simple and complex exploration and development transactions; complex property and asset acquisitions and dispositions; production agreements; lease agreements; operating agreements, farm-out and farm-in agreements, drilling and supplier contracts, oil and gas contracts, transportation agreements; title work; regulatory compliance; sale-leaseback transactions; pipeline, gathering system and power transmission transactions, independent power projects; co generation projects; refining transactions; refined products distribution and marketing transactions; and tax and regulatory issues relating to a variety of energy issues.
  • Corporate and General Business Law, including (1) negotiating, structuring and documenting of all types of contracts for businesses in a variety of industries; (ii) business formations, liquidations and dissolutions; (iii) structuring and documenting tax-oriented limited partnerships and limited liability companies; (iv) designing and documenting confidentiality and information protection programs; (v) structuring and documenting corporate control and anti-takeover strategies, including severance plans, golden parachute plans and executive bonus programs; (vi) preparation of employment contracts, consulting agreements, severance agreements, personnel policies, non-competition agreements and trade secret agreements; (vii) counseling on termination issues; (viii) handling of claims and disputes relating to employment discrimination, fair labor standards, occupational safety and health, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and general employer/employee relations; (ix) corporate and partnership restructure and reorganization transactions; (x) cooperative formations, sales, dispositions, consolidations, restructurings, dissolutions and liquidations; (xi) franchising, sales representation and distributorship transactions; (xii) aircraft purchase, sale, leasing and financing transactions; (xiii) litigation and dispute management and resolution; (xiv) corporate planning and preparation of business plans; (xv) structuring employee stock ownership, stock option, restricted stock and other stock-related plans; (xvi) structuring equity compensation and deferred compensation arrangements; (xvii) structuring employee stock ownership, stock option, restricted stock and other stock-related plans; structuring equipt compensation and deferred compensation arrangements; and (xviii) day-to-day counseling of officers, directors and owners of public and private businesses on a variety of issues.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association