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Kenneth Stephen Mitchell-Phillips

About me

Ken Mitchell-Phillips Sr. is a seasoned lawyer with a comprehensive legal and business background spanning over 25 years. He has worked in a major international law firm with over 500 lawyers, with federal and state government entities, and in several Fortune 500 companies. Currently, he serves as General Counsel, Vice-President of Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary for a privately-held technology company and global payment services provider with offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland.

Prior to joining NxSystems™, Inc., Ken started out his legal career in the business transactional/corporate finance department of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, a premier international law firm with offices in Seattle, Washington D.C., New York, Alaska, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Shanghai. While there, he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, corporate finance, real estate, and corporate governance and compliance.

After Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Ken established his own law firm and focused his practice on a wide range of business transactions, corporate finance, real estate, and commercial litigation for small, medium-sized, and large businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest. During this time, he was also appointed to the Board of Governors for the Oregon State Bar and eventually served as Vice-President and Chair of the Access to Justice Committee. He also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Paralegal Education for the American Bar Association and the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Committee.

In addition to practicing law, Ken teaches the following courses:

• Business Law I and II
• Organizational Finance
• Real Estate Law
• Employment Law
• Human Resources

He graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelor’s degree in English and attended Troy State University to earn a Master of Science degree in Business.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
    9 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    9 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    9 years
  4. Business: 20%
    9 years
  5. Litigation: 20%
    9 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Ken is one of the brightest lawyers that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I definitely endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Mitchell-Phillips Malcolm pllc

650 N.E. Holladay St., Suite 1600
Portland, OR, 97232

Mitchell-Phillips Malcolm pllc

Two Union Square, 42nd Floor
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA, 98101

Mitchell-Phillips Malcolm pllc

1217 N.E. Burnside Rd., Suite 801
Gresham, OR, 97030

Mitchell-Phillips Malcolm pllc

5500 N.E. 107th Avenue
Vancouver, WA, 98662



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
40 Under 40Portland Business Journal2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMitchell-Phillips Malcolm pllc2015 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.2013 - Present
General Counsel, VP of HR, CCO, Corporate SecretaryNxSystems, Inc.2012 - 2014
Attorney, President, OwnerMitchell-Phillips Law, P.C.2009 - 2012
AttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2006 - 2009
Law Clerkadidas, Inc.2006 - 2006
Law ClerkBonneville Power Administration2005 - 2006
Law ClerkOregon State Governor's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationBoard of Govenors2010 - 2012
Portland Schools FoundationMember2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Roosevelt Robinson Scholarship CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Corporate Finance & SecuritiesReorganization of $10.4 million private company
Reorgnization of LLCReorgination of LLC Subsidiaries
Company Merger (Target)Merger of $22 Million Health Care Company
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Publication nameTitleDate
Whittier Journal of Child and Family AdvocacyFive Steps to a Healthy Divorce2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Troy State UniversityBusiness ManagementMS - Master of Science1996
University of Maryland, Eastern ShoreEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bringing Your Recipe to MarketProduct Liability: Things You Should Know When Bringing Your Recipe to Market2011
Small Business ManagementForming Your New Business2010