Philip B. Wright is a Partner in the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP and is a member of the Tax Advice and Controversy Client Service Group. His practice is concentrated primarily on advising clients in respect of the domestic and international tax aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers, dispositions and related tax matters; including structuring, negotiation, and documentation in respect of same. He also advises clients regarding the federal income tax aspects of the formation and operation of "C" and "S" corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies. In addition, he also advises clients in controversy matters with the Internal Revenue Service principally regarding issues involved in corporate acquisitions and divestitures.
Phil received his B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri, magna cum laude (1979), J.D. degree from Georgetown University, cum laude (1982), and his LL.M. from New York University (1985). He serves as an adjunct professor in the Masters Tax Program at Washington University Law School where he currently teaches a course in Advanced Corporate Taxation and previously has taught a course in Federal Partnership Taxation. He has served as an adjunct professor in the Masters Tax Program at Fontbonne University where he taught Advanced Corporate Tax-Consolidated Tax Returns. He frequently writes and speaks on tax issues involved in merger and acquisition transactions and international taxation. He is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association where he served as Chair of the Corporate Tax Committee. He is also a member of the Missouri Bar, the New York State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is listed in The Best Lawyers In America and in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.