Phillip Isom is a Partner in the Asset Management Group for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
For almost 30 years, Isom has represented private equity ﬁrms in all aspects of their business. His practice focuses on matters relating to forming private investment funds or managed accounts across a broad range of asset classes and geographic areas.
Isom has advised numerous investment teams in spin-outs and the formation of their private investment ﬁrms and regularly represents emerging managers in the creation of their ﬁrms, organization of their investment funds and negotiation of arrangements with joint venture partners and anchor or cornerstone investors. He has extensive experience in structuring and organizing the ownership, and carried interest arrangements, of private equity ﬁ rms. including investments in those ﬁ rms by third-party investors.
Isom also regularly advises his clients on formation of single asset and co-invest funds and liquidity solutions transactions, including sponsors, buyers and sellers in secondary transfers of investment fund interests and investment portfolios funded with proprietary or third-party capital. In addition to his investment funds practice, Isom has represented private equity ﬁrms in over 100 leveraged buyout, growth equity and venture capital transactions.