With over 17 years of experience working in-house and with law firms, Mr. Lipton, has provided legal counsel and business advice to a wide array of companies, corporate managers, and investors, in a variety of corporate matters.
Currently, Mr. Lipton serves as the managing attorney of Phillips & Reiter, PLLC, a Texas-based law firm specializing in the provision of outsourced general counsel services.
Prior to joining Phillips & Reiter, Mr. Lipton was a shareholder in Souter, Lipton & Luttrull, P.C., where he focused on corporate/transactional matters, with an emphasis on health care related transactions.
Prior to the formation of this firm, Mr. Lipton spent 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona, serving as the President of DreamBrands, Inc., a start-up consumer products development company.
During this time, he
maintained an active practice with one of his
fellow Souter, Lipton & Luttrull, P.C.
From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Lipton
spent the bulk of his
time in Los Angeles, California working with a biotechnology start-up.
founded a biotech company in Dallas in 1996 (Abitis Pharmaceuticals), based on science licensed from the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center
Abitis merged with a company in Los Angeles in 1999 (Zengen, Inc.) and Mr. Lipton assisted Zengen in raising two rounds of capital and assisted in the sale of a major corporate asset, Zengen's interest in the Zicam™ brand, to its joint venture partner (now Matrixx Initiatives (Nasdaq: MTXX)).
During his years with Zengen, Mr. Lipton served in a variety of roles with Zengen and its subsidiaries, including serving as a Vice President of Sales, director, corporate secretary, General Counsel and COO.
During this time he
also maintained an active Texas license and practice, maintaining an affiliation and professional relationship with former law partners.
Prior to his
move to Los Angeles, from 1995 through 1999, Mr. Lipton
was a shareholder in Browning & Lipton, P.C.
tenure with the firm, he
emphasis on corporate/transactional matters, with a health care focus.
He also continued his representation of InovaHealth, Inc, where he had served from 1994-1995 as General Counsel and Vice President of Administration and Development.
was a local primary care group practice that Mr. Lipton
assisted with a financing ($7.5M) of expansion capital.
Mr. Lipton spent 1990-1992 as an associate with Godwin, Carlton & Maxwell and 1992-1994 as an associate with Looper, Reed, Mark & McGraw.
In both firms he served as a transactional health care associate, working for the same health care partner.
Mr. Lipton received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1991.
He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988.
is admitted to practice in Texas.