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Philip S. Chubb

Partner, Corporate Practice Co-Administrator
101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


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Co-chair of the firm’s Corporate practice group, Phil has a strong background of management experience that he brings to his role as counselor representing major corporations, LLCs and shareholders, and members in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and general corporate transactional matters, as well as state and federal securities law issues. Practicing for more than 30 years, he has significant experience representing clients in all stages of acquisitions and sales transactions. Phil also regularly represents clients engaged in management buyouts and succession equity transfers.

Long recognized for his strength in the middle market, Phil has the experience and aptitude to handle large transactions. Clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, securities, and construction, value his depth of knowledge and his desire to be part of the team. Phil believes there is no better way to learn how to best represent a client than to meet with them at their offices and facilities, where he can see the inner workings of their businesses.

As one of the founding partners of the firm’s Charlotte office, Phil has come up against many of the same business growth issues that his clients face, deepening his understanding of their challenges. He regularly serves clients as an “outside general counsel,” where his experience in transactional and other business matters gives him the knowledge to talk about a client’s legal and business needs on a comprehensive level. When he comes up against a matter outside his purview, Phil acts as a liaison in bringing in colleagues as he continues to manage the case, keeping in mind the clients’ best interest.

When Phil isn’t busy with his practice, he likes to spend time on Kiawah Island with his family. He also enjoys golfing, running, serving on his church council, and raising funds for the Toys for Tots program through his work with the Big Heart Foundation.


  • North Carolina Legal Elite, Business North Carolina magazine, Business Law, 2016, 2018
  • Named One of the Top 100 Corporate Lawyers in North Carolina for 2013 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • North Carolina Law Impact Leader by Business Leader, North Carolina Legal Guide, 2009
  • Law Impact Leader for the Charlotte region by Business Leader Magazine, 2008

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association; past Chair, Business Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charlotte Trolley, Inc., Board of Trustees, 2002-2017
  • Big Heart Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Toledo, Order of the Coif, 1982
  • A.B., cum laude, Miami University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • Ohio, 1982



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