5.0 stars 12 totalReview Philip Chapman
Posted by Kirk
Phil understands the complexities and nuances business owners face. He is particularly adept drafting contracts that will protect your organization and keep you out of court. He believes in dispute resolution through dialog vs. litigation.
For nearly 20 years Phil has worked with our company and seen us through numerous difficult situations.
Please consider this my very strong recommendation to any business leader seeking solid advice from a wise and experienced professional.
Posted by John
My partner and I are seasoned business intermediaries representing owners of middle market manufacturing, distribution and service companies in the sale of their businesses.
In Phil’s representation of our clients for over fifteen years he has been superb. He is truly a “deal maker”. The combination of his breadth of knowledge of business and law, listening abilities, understanding of the parties’ emotions, negotiating talents, practicality, flexibility and always timely performance are rare. I highly recommend Phil to anyone involved in the selling or buying of a business.
Posted by Michael
Philip is an incredibly effective attorney with whom I have had the pleasure of working with over the last four years. In addition to his in-depth legal skills, he inserts a savvy knowledge of business which makes him an invaluable resource for navigating complex legal issues while at the same time understanding the importance of making efficient business decision. He is assertive and at the same time understands the importance of finding common between parties to minimize legal costs. I would absolutely utilize his services if I ever found myself in need of an attorney.
Posted by Thom
Philip came highly recommended to me by Bill, and the referral was very solid. Phil has provided excellent counsel and is a sharp legal mind. He's got a great 'bedside manner', and is amusing without being inappropriate. When I checked his references, it was clear he had been of material assistance to his clients, and materially impacted the positive outcome of the deals he worked on. Highly recommended.
Posted by Charles Richardson
Phil works with me on a host of business issues.
His proven approach is to advise on an issue from both a business and legal point of view to resolve the issue before it ever goes to a court. This approach of advising has saved me money and resolved issues which also saved me time. His life as a lawyer comes with a wide range of legal knowledge and his advisory approach has made him truly a counselor.
Posted by Allan
Phil makes sure he understands the business issues before suggesting a course of action which may or may not involve legal action.
He has earned the right to be considered a trusted legal advisor.
Posted by Matt
Through a multi-year family litigation/mediation Phil was knowledgeable, sensitive and most importantly capable of keeping the process moving forward despite the emotional swings attendant to such disputes. I really appreciated his efforts and felt that as a result we saved money, time and probably emotional pain.
Posted by Charles
I want to know.
When choosing an attorney it is important to do your homework, but how? You could randomly start calling out of the phone book or a friend has heard of someone. You could go to court and listen to the attorneys in action and then choose one. I did all of these before I choose Phil Chapman as my attorney.
For me choosing an attorney came down to the following, will the attorney explain to me all of my options including the option of not proceeding legally. We all want to look at our options and we are all afraid the attorney is mis-motivated to only considering legal action, after all this is their professional.
I want to know all my options. Phil Chapman always explains all my options and in doing so we have proceeded on matters with a plan which resolved the issues without legal counsel but just Phil’s counsel. His professional legal and professional counsel has saved me money, time and stress. Phil put me first and couched me to as we proceeded to the best results. I have done your homework for you and after a conversation with Phil you will be in the know also.
Charles, President, Fox Industries
Posted by Paul
Phil Chapman is that attorney that gives you ultimate confidence. He is truly seasoned in the world of business negotiations and litigation. His gift of insight is remarkable. I have found over the years that it only takes a few minutes on the phone with Phil before he intuitively grasps all of the nuances of what is often a complex situation. I continue to trust all of my business' legal matters to Phil Chapman and know that when he sees that we are dealing with something that needs a different specialist he will always make a quality referral.
Recently Phil Chapman represented us in a injury claim against our company. At every stage of the process Phil made sure I was informed and understood our options. He always provided knowledgeable and exact advice and I would not have wanted to be represented by anyone else.
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Phil is a good thoughtful lawyer, but can be difficult.
I used him many years ago to resolved a few difficult contract issues. He was responsive, even will call you on the weekends. He writes good contracts in a language that most people can understand . I would recommend him to anyone who needs an agreement that both parties want to get done. If there is possibility you’re going to be clashing with other party, make sure Phil is a match for your personality type. Phil is a lover, not so much a fighter, but his firm has people that are more aggressive and he will recommend someone else if needed.
My complaint is the number of follow up calls he makes looking for new business. At points he can be too pushy and need to respect a busy work schedule.
That should not stop you from using Phil, but in my case it pushed me to look elsewhere. This is why I gave Phil 4 stars instead of 5.