Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
University of Florida
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP)®
People are sometimes surprised when they hear Phil’s journey to becoming a lawyer. His early career was in television where he worked for nonprofit public television stations for 15 years. Then, while working full-time in broadcasting during the day, Phil attended law school at night.
Today, Phil still works for public broadcasting and many other nonprofits as an attorney with a deep knowledge of nonprofit law, an area he loves best along with emerging companies. He also concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, entertainment and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and executive employment arrangements. Phil serves as outside corporate counsel to both corporations and non-profit organizations.
Phil is widely recognized for his vast knowledge in nonprofit management, policy and practices. 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.
“My background gives me a good context to understand my clients. I understand the issues from the inside,” says Phil. “It certainly makes law more interesting being grounded in something I did before being an attorney and it helps me connect with our clients.”
A Florida native, Phil enjoys simple pleasures like getting up early, sitting outside with his coffee, listening to and watching the birds. He also enjoys reading, working in his yard and is, of course, a huge Gators fan.