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Philip Wright

Adjunct Faculty
437 Cornell Hall

Philip Wright’s practice concentrates primarily on advising clients with regard to the domestic and international tax aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, securities offerings and related tax matters; including structuring, negotiation, and documentation in respect of same. He also advises clients in controversy matters with the Internal Revenue Service principally regarding issues involved in acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Wright serves as an adjunct professor in the Masters Tax Program at Washington University Law School where he has taught both Corporate Reorganizations and Federal Taxation of Partnerships. He has also served as adjunct professor at Fontbonne University where he taught Advanced Corporate Tax—Consolidated Tax Returns. He frequently writes and speaks for Practicing Law Institute on tax issues involved in merger and acquisition transactions. His prior professional experience includes practice as a certified public accountant with a Big Four accounting firm. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.


BS (magna cum laude), University of Missouri, 1979; JD (cum laude), Georgetown University, 1982; LL.M., New York University, 1985