W. Phillip Whitcomb



500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7556
E: pwhitcomb@munsch.com

Phil is a Shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Section of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr.  He is a results oriented business professional with more than 30 years of experience in advising and representing senior management and boards of public and private companies in all aspects of corporate development and related legal issues. 

Phil’s work has included developing and executing strategic business plans through acquisitions and divestitures, public and private debt and equity financings, strategic alliance and joint venture arrangements, and complex service and outsourcing agreements.  These efforts have included the organization and leadership for multi-disciplinary teams bringing together different functional and/or geographic expertise to evaluate and complete complex business transactions.  He has considerable international experience having lived in England and completed business transactions in Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa. His practice focuses on the aviation, energy, information technology and real estate industries. 

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Phil was a partner with a major Dallas-based law firm and served in various legal and corporate development positions with HP Services (formerly Electronic Data Systems Corporation) and Centex Homes. He also served as a Managing Director at JMP Securities (NYSE: JMP).


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Biology from Southern Methodist University
  • Juris Doctor in Law from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
    • Managing Editor of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce
    • Member of The Barristers


  • Texas

  • Serves as legal counsel to an oil marketing and services company based in Austin, Texas. 
  • Serves as outside counsel to a private equity firm investing in oil and gas service businesses.
  • Serves as general counsel to a Dallas-based family office investing in oil and gas royalty and mineral interests and selected private investments.
  • Serves as outside counsel to a Dallas-based master limited partnership regarding all federal securities law compliance matters and acquisitions of midstream assets.
  • Serves as legal counsel to several Dallas-based private equity firms. 
  • Represented a Houston-based international Air Charter company in the creation of its strategic alliance with the parent company of the largest Asian business aircraft charter operator.
  • Represented a Dallas-based private equity firm in the acquisition of a Sao Paolo-based SaaS information technology company.
  • Represented a New York-based private equity firm in the restructuring of mezzanine debt secured by six multi-family projects.
  • Represented a Dallas-based private investor in two private placements to raise US$25 million to fund the drilling operations for oil reserves located in North Texas.
  • Represented an IT services firm in its US$30 million acquisition of a privately-held information technology services business based in Milan, Italy and the follow-on US$60 million acquisition of the information technology subsidiary of the second largest insurance company in Italy.
  • Served as lead counsel to an IT services firm in its US$275 million unsolicited general offer for SD-Scicon plc, a publicly-traded IT services company based in London, England.
  • Represented an IT services firm in its US$102 million acquisition of the ATM processing business of ADP through an auction managed by First Boston.
  • Represented the underwriters in the initial public offering of limited partner integrity in a Tulas, Oklahoma based master limited partnership. 
  • Represented a public insurance company in its purchase of $900 million portfolio of producing oil and gas properties located in 16 states and Alberta, Canada.
  • Represented the underwriters in a US$150 million capital raise in connection with the offer and sale of limited partnership interests in a series of five publicly-traded oil and gas drilling funds sponsored by a New York-based upstream oil company.
  • Represented the underwriters in a US$3 billion capital raise in connection with the offer and sale of limited partnership interests in a series of six publicly-traded oil and gas income funds sponsored by a Metairie, Louisiana-based upstream energy business

  • East-West Ministries International
  • American Bar Association – Business Law and International Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Texas, Member