Philip D. Amoa provides cutting-edge representation for early-stage, emerging-growth, and middle-market companies, including those that govern and transact with them, with a focus on venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and Delaware corporate and alternative entity law matters. With prior experience creating and running a technology-based company, he brings a deep understanding of both business and legal considerations to his venture-backed technology, tech-enabled, e-sports, and life science clients.
Philip’s practice also focuses on mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international companies in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology and business services. He also represents clients in high growth sectors, including adtech, artificial intelligence, biotech, blockchain, cleantech, consumer, cryptocurrency, digital media, ecommerce, energy, e-sports, Internet of Things, fintech/financial services, life sciences, and software.
Founding member of the firm’s Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law group, Philip has extensive experience in organizing and structuring Delaware corporations, statutory trusts, limited partnerships, and LLCs, including Series LLCs. He provides clients with critical guidance on governance issues, including fiduciary duties, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, board and committee structure, and special committee investigations. Through his experience on the board of an institutional investor, Philip also brings valuable insights on fundraising market issues and sensitivities for investors making limited partnership investments in private equity firms.
Philip often contributes insights on strategic decision-making in commercial arrangements and litigation to leading publications. He has served on drafting committees for the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and is co-author of Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Practice Portfolio Series on Limited Partnerships. He is also the author of Practical Law Company’s primary resource on corporate law in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and has earned the designation of NACD Governance Fellow. He chairs the board of directors’ governance committee for The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the corporate entity established to administer the denomination’s nationwide healthcare plan as well as manage approximately $10 billion in pension plan assets. Philip is also the Secretary of Delaware BioScience Association, a nonprofit company that serves the bioscience industry in Delaware and the region.
Philip was named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s “2019 40 Under 40 Awards” list of up-and-coming leaders as well as the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2019 “Business Law Section [Rising] Giant of the Business Bar” list of legal giants who have significantly influenced business law. He has been named among The Legal Intelligencer’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” and was included in the Lawyers of Color’s “Annual Hot List.” Most recently, Philip was selected for the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40—Nation’s Best Advocates Class of 2019–2020. Philip has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions from 2017–2019.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.