Philip J. Tilton

Of Counsel Minneapolis


Philip has 20 years of experience representing clients in the areas of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Corporate finance and securities.
  • Private equity and mezzanine fund organization and formation.
  • Business counseling.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Philip represents private equity funds and other financial and strategic investors in business acquisition and divestiture transactions structured as mergers, consolidations, stock purchases, asset purchases, division and subsidiary carve-outs and joint venture arrangements.

Corporate Finance and Securities
He represents businesses at various development stages raise capital through private placements of equity, debt and convertible debt securities.

Private Equity, Mezzanine Fund Organization
Philip assists clients with the formation of private equity funds and mezzanine debt funds, drafting and negotiation of partnership and limited liability company agreements, and the development of private placement offering materials and qualification of securities offerings under federal and state law.
Business Counseling
He serves in the role of general counsel for several clients, including entities formed or acquired by the private equity funds he represents. As general counsel, Philip advises clients on a wide range of matters, including corporate governance, management incentive programs and other compensation issues, contract formation, business disputes, debt and equity restructuring.

Professional Credentials
Philip is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to attending law school, Philip was a Senior Manager in the audit division of Ernst & Young LLP.


  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell (2002-present)

All Service Areas


  • William Mitchell College of Law (1992)

    magna cum laude
    Associate Editor, The William Mitchell Law Review 
    Quarterfinalist, National Tax Moot Court competition

  • University of Colorado (1977)

    B.S., Accounting; Mathematics


  • State - Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Basilica of St. Mary Cathedral Choir


  • Basilica of St. Mary, Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

    Past Appointed Member of Parish Council and Finance Committee

  • Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church

    Past Chair, School Board
    Past Member, Long-Range Planning Committee