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Phillip counsels clients on all areas of commercial real estate, including real estate development, acquisitions, sales, and exchanges. He is well-versed in crafting comprehensive purchase and sale agreements, as well as lease agreements, tailored to the unique needs of both buyers and sellers, landlords, and tenants. In addition, Phillip handles disputes involving land use and zoning; property rights; declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&R’s); real estate development; energy project development; eminent domain, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and business conflicts. This includes administrative appeals, writ actions, and actions in eminent domain. A strong advocate, Phillip gets positive results through careful attention to client needs, thorough investigation of facts, and thoughtful and persuasive communication.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, 2009, J.D., cum laude, Executive Director, Moot Court Program 2008 - 2009
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1992, B.A., English

  • California

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • All State Courts - California

Awards & Recognition

  • 2021 recipient of the “One Treasure Island Equity Champion” award for outstanding legal services.
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion on the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Energy & Natural Resources, 2015-2020.

Notable Quotes

  • 17 November 2017 "Planning agency must consider greenhouse gas emissions, court rules," Daily Journal