For decades Phil has represented large companies and identified problems in legal planning both common and specific. Phil's Business Planning expertise includes (1) minimizing litigation and tax liability, (2) maximizing insurance coverage (while saving premiums) and (3) planing with the CPA for tax and business health, (4) review of HR systems for issues (5) Secure Intellectual Property rights and (6) improve structure, while minimizing legal maintenance costs. CFOs look for profits. CEOs look for excellence. Phil looks to make sure those assets are protected.
Phil's practice emphasizes Real and Intellectual Property. Since 1981, Phil havs advised startups and large corporations in industries that have technology-legal needs. Since 1983, Phil has been practicing land use, zoning and planning and won a state-wide major zoning case, Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin (1991). Since 1993, Phil has helped Internet businesses as they grew in their ongoing legal needs in intellectual property and other critical aspects. Phil has also helped businesses purchase and maintain their real property assets. That includes CEQA and zoning and planning issues. Phil works with successful businesses, both online and brick-and-mortar, helping them prepare for success right from inception. He helps businesses obtain funding, build and protect IP strategy, and expand internationally. Phil, once part of a network of angel investors, knows what business needs to succeed. I also give back to my community as Volunteer Chair, Fairfax Planning Commission (2015).