Education & Honors

Columbia Law School, J.D., 2015

  • James Kent Scholar
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Finalist, Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition
  • Executive Editor, Columbia Business Law Review

Boston College, B.A., 2012, magna cum laude

  • Henry J. McMahon Award (awarded to one senior for scholarship and service to BC)

Bar admissions


New York


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Phillip E. Cushing

Denver Office
1801 Wewatta Street
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202
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Professional Practice

Phil is a member of the corporate practice group of Bartlit Beck, where he focuses his practice on M&A and related financing transactions. Phil also advises private equity funds, their portfolio companies and other public and private companies on a variety of transactional and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Bartlit Beck, Phil practiced in the corporate department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, where he advised financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds and Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formations, credit facilities, securities offerings and securities laws compliance.


  • Acquisition of Dealers Transmission Exchange.  Represented Platte River Equity in its acquisition of Dealers Transmission Exchange, a leading provider of powertrain services to the mining, oil and gas, metals and wind generation industries.
  • Acquisition of Sherrill. Represented Platte River Equity in its acquisition of Sherrill, Inc., a leading direct retailer and distributor of arborist tools and equipment.
  • Sale of Profile Products. Represented Platte River Equity in the sale of its portfolio company, Profile Products, a leading manufacturer of erosion control, vegetative establishment, mulch and soil amendment products, to Incline Equity Partners.
  • General Counsel to Profile Products. Serves as outside general counsel to Profile Products in a variety of strategic transactions and general corporate matters.


  • Represented a private equity firm in its sale of minority stakes in seven U.S. hotels to a foreign sovereign wealth fund.
  • Represented a publicly traded insurance company in its sale of a majority stake in a direct-to-consumer insurance sales company.
  • Represented a publicly traded Fortune 50 U.S. technology company in its strategic acquisitions of U.S. and India software development companies.
  • Represented a strategic buyer in its acquisition of a majority stake in a leading international marketing company.
  • Represented private equity firms in formations of, and fund raising for, various new funds ranging from $700 million to $3 billion.
  • Represented a business process outsourcing company in its initial public debt offering of senior notes under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Represented the underwriters in a Fortune 100 U.S. food and beverage company’s record-setting public offering of floating rate notes.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in a private offering of senior secured notes under Rule 144A and Regulation S to finance the acquisition of a chemical company.
  • Represented the underwriters in a $2 billion foreign sovereign debt offering.