Profile

Phil is a corporate attorney who provides general counseling and representation to colleges and universities on a variety of legal issues.

He has represented institutions in connection with the negotiation, drafting and review of a wide range of contractual arrangements common to colleges and universities, including presidential, administrative and coaches' employment agreements; pouring rights and sponsorship agreements with national beverage companies and similar entities; affinity credit card and similar intellectual property use arrangements; licenses for broadcasting rights; agreements for the use of institutional facilities by outside entities; bookstore, food service and physical plant outsourcing agreements; and various arrangements with institutional vendors and consultants.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America® 2020, Sports Law (listed for more than 5 years)
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

  • "The Lawyer’s Role in Cost Cutting Measures and Revenue Generating Activity in a Time of Budget Restraint," National Association of College and University Attorneys, March 11, 2021
  • When Tradition and Climate Collide: Statues, Monuments and Building Names on College and University Campuses”, National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, June 26, 2019
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege in the Committee Setting," National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, June 24, 2014

  • Editorial Board, Journal of College and University Law
  • Advisory Board, Syracuse Area Salvation Army
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference Organizing Committee