Phyllicia provides counsel to clients ranging from startups to large, publicly traded corporations in various industries, including government contracting. She assists companies through all stages of the company’s life cycle, including handling formation and governance issues, as well as drafting and negotiating shareholder agreements, asset and equity purchase agreements, financing agreements, synthetic equity and other executive compensation plans, non-disclosure agreements, and bankruptcy filings and related documents. Phyllicia counsels businesses on complex commercial transactions involving commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and private investment and venture capital transactions. She also advises on bankruptcy filings, disputes, and other matters related to creditors’ rights.
Prior to joining PilieroMazza, Phyllicia represented clients at a large, national law firm where she provided sophisticated counsel and advocacy to secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, restructuring professionals, and parties interested in purchasing assets in bankruptcy cases. She analyzed property settlement agreements, wills, and trusts in the administration of estates, and managed sales of real property.
Additionally, Phyllicia litigated avoidance actions, including preferences, fraudulent conveyances, and claims determinations. She regularly analyzed secured creditor status of banks and other lenders, as well as various debtor and creditor issues, such as fraud, deceptive marketing practices, and disputes with licensing and certification. Phyllicia also provided services to assist and protect clients in pre-bankruptcy debtor-creditor matters, including restructurings and workouts, receiverships, pre-judgment attachments, foreclosures, UCC sales, asset sales, assignments, collections, and liquidations.
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- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2008
- Christopher Newport University, B.A., 2005, summa cum laude, Valedictorian
- District of Columbia