Phil is a consultant in our corporate team.
His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, general business practices, and corporate law. He provides counsel to a diverse group of domestic and international businesses and individuals, in connection with transactions large and small. Primarily, Phil's clients include privately held businesses, across a variety of industries, and the entrepreneurial individuals and families who have nurtured them. To that end, he integrates his advice with the efforts of the firm's wealth-planning lawyers to provide maximum added value, at all times rooted in a solid understanding of each client's individual and business goals.
In connection with his clients' substantial real estate holdings (industrial, office, retail, residential, etc), Phil provides comprehensive advice on, among other things, acquisitions and sales, like-kind exchanges, construction, leasing and management. Additionally, Phil's experience in representing both borrowers and lenders in commercial financings helps him navigate his clients safely through all phases of the loan process.
Phil has advised both individuals and companies of all sizes on various employment matters, including the hiring, firing and promoting workers at all organizational levels, the granting of options, warrants, phantom stock, and other executive compensation packages, the negotiation and enforcement of employment and termination agreements, confidentiality, nondisclosure and non-competition agreements, and the creation and implementation of employee handbooks and related policies.
Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Phil was Vice President and General Counsel of a publicly-traded telecommunications company. In 2012, he was named one of _Connecticut Magazine'_s Top Young Attorneys In Connecticut.