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Phillip R. Stanton

Of Counsel

With extensive experience in corporate finance, Phil Stanton helps clients work through compliance issues when raising capital, as well as strategic issues in mergers and acquisitions and exit events.


  • Missouri


J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1999, Order of the Coif

B.A., Economics/Russian, Saint Louis University, summa cum laude, 1992


Phil Stanton’s practice concentrates on corporate finance and governance, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including investment advisory services, health care, software and manufacturing.

In corporate finance, Phil represents companies raising capital through exempt offerings of securities, including start-ups seeking financing from the angel and venture capital communities. He also advises companies regarding SEC disclosure requirements and compliance with stock exchange listing standards and securities laws, with a focus on smaller reporting companies.

Phil has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions in industries including financial services, health care, software and manufacturing. He also advises companies and executives on executive compensation issues, including preparing and implementing equity compensation plans and executive compensation agreements.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Grace Hill Settlement House, Finance Committee
  • ITEN Incubator mentor


Representative Matters

  • Represented a global systems integration company in the acquisition of a security systems integrator that provides services across the Southeast and Central U.S.

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