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Michael Phillips has a multifaceted practice that includes business litigation, real estate law, commercial lending and workouts, condominium law, sports law and government relations. He is known for his strategic approach to resolving disputes and for his trusted business advice.  Mr. Phillips’ litigation practice consists of a wide array of civil litigation, including business and partnership disputes, commercial lending and banking workouts, foreclosures, civil RICO actions, landlord-tenant disputes, intellectual property and appellate advocacy. He regularly represents numerous banks and financial institutions in commercial and real estate litigation, including the workout of distressed commercial loans.  In the areas of sports law, Mr. Phillips has represented numerous athletes in general real estate and business matters and has handled grievance arbitrations before the National Hockey League Players' Association. Rounding out Mr. Phillips’ practice is his work in government relations where he provides guidance to lobbyists, lobbying firms, political action committees and political candidates in regulatory, campaign finance and election law matters.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Debt Agreements: 15%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


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Contact info

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA, 19103-1895


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
Lawyers on the Fast TrackThe Legal Intelligencer2014
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Unsung Heroes AwardThe Legal Intelligencer2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyObermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP2006 - Present
AttorneyHepburn Willcox Hamilton & Putman LLP2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Associations InstituteMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Philadelphia Bar FoundationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LaForte v. 431 Fairmount Ave. Assocs., L.P., Phila. County C.C.P.,Settled
SCI Illinois Servs., Inc. v Coli, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82842, 2012 WL 2152829 (N.D. Ill. Jun. 5, 2012);Won
In re McCain, 944 A.2d 75 (Pa. 2008)Won
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Brandeis UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002