Philip Reed
Of Counsel

Philip Reed joined Fortis as an associate in 2015 after serving the firm as an intern in 2013 and Law Clerk in 2014. His practice focuses on securities compliance, corporate governance, and merger and acquisition transactions. Philip represents clients in all stages of growth, from start-ups to public companies.

Philip received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he served as the Case and Articles Editor for the school’s corporate and securities law blog, The Race to the Bottom. He also interned for Judge Robert McGahey and CoBank, one of the largest agricultural lenders in the country.

Prior to law school, Philip attended the University of Maine. After earning bachelor’s degrees in financial economics and political science, he was an account associate at a micro-finance publication company in Portland, Maine.

Practice Areas

  • Private mergers and acquisitions

  • Corporate governance matters

  • Securities and stock exchange compliance

  • Commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2014)

  • Bachelors of Science, University of Maine, F inancial Economics and Political Science (2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Denver Bar Association

  • Honors & Awards

  • Scholastic Achievement Award: Corporate Drafting, Sturm College of Law (2014)

  • Scholastic Achievement Award: Economics, International Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon (2010)

Community Activities & Personal Interests

Philip is an avid skier and backpacker. He also enjoys attending the Denver Center for Performing Arts and live music.

Recent Speeches & Publications

  • SEC Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations Regarding the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, The Race to the Bottom.org, March 2013.

  • Case Review: Callan v. Motricity Inc., The Race to the Bottom.org, December 2013.

  • Fortis represented Little People’s Landing in connection with the sale of its eight early care and education centers to EL Education.