Members' Resolutions Supervising Attorney, LegalShield Division
Transactional Team Leader, LegalShield Division
Tel. (800) 435-5081
Fax (480) 344-5771
Areas of Practice
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, B.A. (1997) and J.D. (2001)
Phi Beta Kappa
Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law
Naval Justice School, Newport, RI, 2002
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau
Philip works diligently to build and strengthen legal foundations to help you reach your goals whether they are business or personal goals or a combination of both. Philip stresses the importance of being pro-active and believes that one of the best ways to use an attorney is from the very start. “What I like about the LegalShield plan is that before a plan participant signs ‘that line’--whether it’s on a loan, a lease, a purchase agreement or a business venture--he or she can have an attorney review the document within three business days. Many problems have been avoided by members taking advantage of this.”
Philip has worked on large corporate matters and small business issues alike. An owner of two small businesses himself, Philip has a special appreciation for entrepreneurs and the multiple challenges they face. It is Philip’s great privilege to assist business owners in overcoming those challenges as they drive our economy and create new products, new services, new jobs, and better communities.
Proper business planning often coincides with estate planning. Philip says, “You are working hard, playing by the rules, and taking care of your loved ones; do not leave all that you have built to chance. Put a plan together.” He stresses asset protection and succession planning. “If you have a large estate, you need an estate plan. If you have a small estate, you need an estate plan. Beyond ‘death and taxes,’ we also need to be concerned with incapacity. If you are incapacitated, who will make financial and health care decisions for you? If you have children, who will care for them and how will they do it? Everyone needs and deserves an estate plan.” There are many options for estate planning under the LegalShield plan.
Philip is honored to have been recognized by LegalShield and its Arizona members for excellent service, including multiple Members' Choice Awards. Philip looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals!
Supreme Court State of Arizona, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Washington D.C., 2002
U.S. Tax Court, 2010
Professional Memberships and Activities
Philip has participated in the following:
Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council
State Bar of Arizona
Sections: Business Law, Tax Law, Probate & Trust Law, Real Property, and Animal
United Way of Southern Arizona:
Supporting Seniors Impact Council
Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors
The University of Arizona Intercollegiate College Athletics Expansion Project Community Planning Advisory Committee
Publications and Presentations
Philip has presented numerous seminars on estate planning and business topics. He also teaches at LegalShield Group School. Philip formerly served as a legal instructor and host of a live, call-in legal television program for the United States Navy. He is proud to have been awarded the Commendation Medal and for having been recognized by both the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, and the Internal Revenue Service for his work on behalf of members of the Armed Forces.