Phuong (Michelle) Ngo


  • Phuong (Michelle) Ngo
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1841

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Michelle Ngo practices in the area of corporate law. She represents private and public companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Ngo is a 2019 cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Drexel University. She is a native speaker of Vietnamese.

Representative Matters

  • Representing Hill International, Inc. (NYSE: HIL), a leading provider of construction project management services, in its sale to Global Infrastructure Solutions Inc., in a transaction with an equity value of $207 million.

  • Represented a private equity firm in its minority investment in a leading refrigerated transport manufacturer.

  • Represented StoneMor Inc., a leading owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes across the United States and Puerto Rico,  in a take-private merger that resulted in its controlling stockholder, Axar Capital Management, LP, owning 100 percent of StoneMor.

  • Represented New York Home Health Holdings/Honor Health Network, a provider of home healthcare services, in connection with its multimillion-dollar sale by its members to Webster Capital, a financial sponsor.

  • Represented Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT), a global provider of delivery technologies, development, drug manufacturing, biologics, gene therapies and consumer health products, in its $80 million acquisition of the manufacturing and packaging operations of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR).

  • Represented Jornaya, a leading provider of consumer behavioral data and intelligence, in its sale to Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services.

  • Advised Smartlink, a wireless communications company, and its owners in connection with an investment from McCarthy Capital Partners, a middle market private equity fund, and an equity raise and concurrent recapitalization of prior investment.

  • Represented BFS Capital, Inc., a leading small business lender, in its Series B Preferred offering led by Edison Partners and Honeywell International, Inc. Master Retirement Trust.

  • Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: CUBI) in the $140 million merger of its subsidiary, BankMobile Technologies, Inc., one of the largest digital banking platforms in the U.S., with Megalith Financial Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: MFAC), a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, and in related PIPE, strategic licensing and other transactions to finance and support the merger.

  • Represented a French listed company in its acquisition of a US-based provider of museum exhibit project management, production and technology services.

  • Represented an investment bank, as placement agent, in a PIPE transaction consisting of shares of common stock and warrants for a NASDAQ-listed specialty biopharmaceutical company.

  • Represented Pennsylvania Machine Works LLC, a leading manufacturer in the forged pressure fitting industry, in connection with the multimillion-dollar sale of all of its outstanding equity to Wynnchurch Capital Partners.

  • Represented Texas Hospice Holdings, LLC, a multi-state hospice facility operator, in connection with the sale of all of its outstanding equity to Amedisys Inc., a publicly-held hospice company.


  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2019
  • Drexel University, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 2015


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2019-present

Professional Activities

  • Association for Corporate Growth(ACG), Philadelphia Chapter
    - ACG University, Class of 2024
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
    - Board Member, 2021-present

Selected Publications