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Philip M. DiComo

Philip M. DiComo

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Phil concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, emerging companies, entertainment and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit and employment. He is highly skilled at guiding executives and their companies through business and legal hurdles in an efficient and cost effective manner with positive net results.

Phil is also widely recognized for his knowledge in nonprofit management, policy, and practices, and has advised a multitude of nonprofit organizations. In 2014, he earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College. The designation positions Phil as a leader in the philanthropy sector and qualified him to help charities achieve financial success, and donors to maximize their philanthropic giving.

A Florida native, Phil worked in radio and television for more than 15 years before beginning his legal career. His extensive broadcasting, fund development and management background in for-profit and nonprofit organizations includes serving as a vice president for Palm Beach County-based public radio and television stations.

A high honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication, Phil received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center.

Prior to joining Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, Phil was with the law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, now known as Locke Lord, where he practiced in the areas of corporate, securities and private equity. He has made presentations to numerous groups on such topics as-The Role of Nonprofit Board of Directors; Why Sarbanes- Oxley Matters to Nonprofit Organizations; Risk Management Considerations in Avoiding Laissez Faire Governance in Your Boardroom, Your Business and Workplace; Risk Management in a Changing Business Environment; Ethical and Legal Considerations in Cyberspace; and Angel Investing: An Introduction.

Phil is a member of the Florida Bar and also serves as a board member of The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and is a board member and past chairman of Nonprofits First, Inc. He is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2012, and is the recipient of the 2004 Nonprofit Law Award from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.

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Beyond the Law

While working full-time in broadcasting during the day, Phil attended law school at night – and at the same time his wife was pregnant with their daughter. Phil enjoys reading, working in his yard and is a huge Gators fan.

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Philip M. DiComo

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EDUCATION Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center University of Florida Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®)

PRACTICE AREAS Corporate & Business Nonprofit Employment

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