Skip to main content

Philip Richter

  • Partner | M&A and Private Equity

New York

T: +1.212.859.8763

Headshot of Philip Richter

Philip Richter represents our clients in transactions involving both public and private companies, minority investments, proxy fights and unsolicited proposals, and strategic partnerships and joint ventures.

Philip is co-head of our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Clients seek his advice on corporate governance issues, defensive strategy, securities law compliance, and other corporate matters, and he frequently represents investment banking firms serving in a financial advisory role, drafting and executing fairness opinions.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business have consistently recognized Philip as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A. Philip also wins regular rankings within The Legal 500 in M&A: Mega-Deals, M&A: Large-Deals, and Financial Services: Regulatory. The New York Law Journal has named Philip an “M&A Trailblazer,” and Lawdragon has listed him among its “500 Leading Lawyers.”

Clients have described Philip as “extremely talented and brin...

Philip Richter represents our clients in transactions involving both public and private companies, minority investments, proxy fights and unsolicited proposals, and strategic partnerships and joint ventures.

Philip is co-head of our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Clients seek his advice on corporate governance issues, defensive strategy, securities law compliance, and other corporate matters, and he frequently represents investment banking firms serving in a financial advisory role, drafting and executing fairness opinions.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business have consistently recognized Philip as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A. Philip also wins regular rankings within The Legal 500 in M&A: Mega-Deals, M&A: Large-Deals, and Financial Services: Regulatory. The New York Law Journal has named Philip an “M&A Trailblazer,” and Lawdragon has listed him among its “500 Leading Lawyers.”

Clients have described Philip as “extremely talented and brings a practical, solutions-oriented approach to deals,” with another attesting that “his technical legal skills are superb…[and]…he is a very wise and experienced business adviser, and that combination of legal and business knowledge and experience is invaluable.”

Work Highlights:

  • Sinclair Broadcast Group in its $10.6 billion acquisition of the equity interests in 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) and Fox College Sports from the Walt Disney Corporation
  • Knight Transportation in its $5.5 billion merger with Swift Transportation
  • Media General in its $4.6 billion merger with Nexstar Media
  • International Rectifier’s $3 billion acquisition by Infineon Technologies
  • Cargill’s $24 billion split-off and disposition of its 64 percent stake in The Mosaic Company

Professional associations

  • Member, Board of Editors, The M&A Lawyer
  • Member, American Bar Association

News and recognition

Insights and analysis

Events

Back to top