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Phil has provided counsel to companies and their principals in a wide variety of industries, which has contributed to both transactional and strategic success for his clients. His 37-year career experience in business and real estate includes both private and public companies and ranges from start-up development to workouts, and from commercial leasing and construction to financings. He acts essentially as outside general counsel to his business clients and personal advisor to their owners.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., 1968)
  • The Ohio State University  (B.S., 1965)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Foundation
  • Columbus Bar Association, Business and Real Property Sections
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business and Real Estate Sections

Honors & Awards

  • Columbus Bar Association Community Service Award, 1993