Phillip DeSalvo



Phillip is a Principal in KPMG’s National M&A Tax practice and is based in the firm’s Chicago office, specializing in transactional partnership matters, including private equity mergers and acquisitions deal work, structure consultation on joint ventures and public equity offerings, and general deal management. Phillip is also a founder of KPMG’s Partnership Transactions Group, which focuses on tax and structuring consultation related to a variety of complex partnership transactions.

Phillip has experience working with leading private equity investment firms and their portfolio companies and assists his clients throughout all stages of transactions including acquisition structuring, transaction execution, post-closing integration, and divestiture planning.

Transaction execution experience includes evaluation of tax risk factors, availability of tax attributes (e.g., basis step-ups, net operating losses, tax credits, etc.), transaction structuring and exit planning, including tax equity partnerships, umbrella partnership C corporation (“UP-C”), and synthetic master limited partnership yield vehicles (“YieldCo”) planning for initial public offerings.

Phillip is also a frequent speaker at a variety of partnership tax and M&A seminars. He has developed the materials and led national training events including Tax Executives Institute M&A Bootcamp, NYSE IPO Bootcamp on the UP-C Structure, Transactional Partnerships Seminar, and The Renewable Energy Conference Panel on Yield Based Structures

He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches an LL.M. tax course on the practical application of tax modeling.

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  • LL M, Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD, DePaul University
  • BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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