Phillip DeSalvo

Principal, M&A Tax, Partnerships


Phillip is a principal in the KPMG national M&A Tax practice and is based in the firm's Chicago office. Phill specializes 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. He is also a founder of the KPMG Partnership Transactions Group, which focuses on tax and structuring consultation related to a variety of complex transactions.

Phill's 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), special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC) and synthetic master limited partnership yield vehicles (YieldCo) planning for initial public offerings. 

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

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