Area of Focus
Business tax

Patrick Phillips


About Patrick

Patrick Phillips is a principal in RSM’s Washington National Tax office. Patrick has experience working with publicly and privately held businesses on a variety of complex tax issues. Patrick is motivated to help clients through difficult tax issues, and he strives to find practical solutions that meet both tax and non-tax objectives.


Patrick brings a cross-functional approach to the clients he serves. He often looks beyond the domestic M&A tax issues to assess any other areas of engagement. Patrick has specific experience with partnership planning, distressed debt, cross-border restructuring and private equity transactions.

 Patrick has assisted in structuring private equity acquisitions, prepared private letter rulings and audit defenses, drafted numerous tax opinions and calculations regarding section 382, and facilitated determinations in debt restructuring, obligations and their impact. Patrick has published numerous articles and RSM alerts on corporate and M&A tax across a variety of topics.

Professional Affiliations and Designations

  • Licensed attorney, Pennsylvania
  • Member, AICPA corporations and shareholders technical resource panel


  • LL.M., tax, Charles Widger School of Law, University of Villanova
  • Juris Doctor, Charles Widger School of Law, University of Villanova
  • Bachelor of Arts, government and international studies and Chinese, University of Notre Dame