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Philip Aaron Nicolosi III

Internet Attorney at ROCKFORD, IL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Phil Nicolosi

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Internet
    Domain name disputes, FTC compliance, website/app data collection practices, e-commerce practices, website/app legal terms.

    20 years

  2. Business
    Commercial transactions, collections and ongoing business operations, capital acquisitions and financial matters. State and federal regulatory compliance.

    20 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Startup business organization and strategic planning. Corporate governance and shareholder/member relations. Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.

    20 years

  4. Real estate
    Commercial and residential real estate transactions including purchases and sales and ground and commercial leases. Land use and zoning matters.

    20 years

  5. Intellectual property
    U.S. Federal Copyright and trademark registration. DMCA designated agent services. Copyright and trademark infringement take-down.

    14 years

Philip A. Nicolosi III provides guidance to startups, small and closely held businesses, medium sized businesses, non-profit organizations and individual business owners with a variety of matters. Mr. Nicolosi provides his client's with the benefit of almost 15 years of experience, well-grounded upon core business organization, corporate, transactional, financial and e-commerce related legal matters. He is a trusted adviser to his clients and is routinely relied upon to provide sound and invaluable legal counsel for their businesses, both during the startup phase and continuing through each phase of growth. His ability to strategically plan for the long-term growth and preservation of his business clients truly sets him apart from his peers. Additionally, Mr. Nicolosi is well-versed in today's largely technology driven business model and has a unique and thorough understanding of the legal issues that surround both brick and mortar and e-commerce based businesses. Mr. Nicolosi regularly conducts seminars and webinars and is sought after for speaking engagements related to his area of expertise. Particularly, the scope of experience and knowledge he possesses related to e-commerce legal matters including FTC compliance generally and Internet and SMS based marketing campaigns has provided invaluable guidance to hundreds of businesses operating online. He is also the founder of InternetLegalArmor (), an online provider of automated, custom website legal documents as a software subscription beginning his private practice, Mr. Nicolosi began his legal career with Nicolosi & Associates, LLC/The Buckley Group, LLC located in Rockford, Illinois, where he practiced upon graduating from law school until establishing Phil Nicolosi Law, P.C. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Iowa and received his J.D. in 2002 from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He represents the third generation of attorneys from his family, proudly carrying on the tradition begun by his grandfather, Philip A. Nicolosi Sr., in 1948.

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Licensed for 20 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 04/01/2023

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Phil Nicolosi Law, P.C.
6735 Vistagreen Way, Suite 210


5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Thomas | June 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Home Sale in Caledonia
Philip Nicolosi was a valuable asset to my home sale as he had great insight into the hurdles to jump through and events that occurred through the process. He was knowledgeable, timely, detailed, and thorough for the entire process. I would highly recommend him as I have used his services for two other home sales.
Posted by Marco | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute professional
I used Phil for my vapor business startup and am currently using his services for a new venture! Phil not only set up my LLC but has supported my business every step of the way. He's assisted with trademarking and expanding our brand, and advised me on how to best protect myself with our online store. Internet Legal Armor made it extremely easy to produce the legal documents necessary for our website. I'd recommend Phil to anyone!
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Posted by Scott | March 8, 2017
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Extremely knowledgeable & personable
Phil's been great since the first day I met him. He really shined light on our legal situation setting up our company, and was very helpful with suggestions as far as the preferred way to get things setup the best way. He is also one of the few lawyers I've met that did not give me a feeling of being ignorant, or common. Phil has been really warm, and sincerely interested in taking care of needs, and in a very timely fashion. Pretty much every single industry must deal with the interest, and Phil has grown to specialize quite extensively with interent / online legalities. Look no further, Mr. Nicolosi really checks all the boxes when it comes to your legal necessities.
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Posted by Dr Kimberly Kaye | January 13, 2017
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Extremely Knowledgeable with Exceptional Service
Phil Nicolosi is an exceptional lawyer who devotes his time to his clients regardless of his busy schedule. He is very knowledgeable in business law and takes the time to explain everything thoroughly. I hired Mr. Nicolosi to draw up contacts for expansion of my business of 21 years as I am about to hand it off to three other healthcare practitioners upon my semi retirement. The contract that he drew up protected every facet of my business leaving me quite comfortable in my upcoming move. After being impressed with his work and client care I decided to hire him again to help me form my corporation for a second business endeavor that I am about to start. Along the way he has recommended other agencies that I will need to set things in place to make my move, (leaving one business and starting a second) a much smoother transition for me. I am so very grateful for his expertise and guidance and I would highly recommend his firm. Looking forward to a long business relationship with him as I venture forward in my new endeavors.
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Posted by RoyAllen | October 1, 2016
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Expectational Service
I hired Phil to help me with my DBA business and form a S-Corp, he went over everything in detail, with all the pros and cons of LLC and S-Corp, he took the time to answer all my questions and concerns, he filed all the paper work in a very timely manner, and kept me posted as all forms were sent and received and accepted by each government entity. Phil also redid all my proposal forms and contracts so I knew I was protected if any issues ever came up. He was always just a phone call or email away to address any questions or concerns. and would reply back in a timely manner each and every time. I feel Phil goes way above and beyond with his services and expertise. I highly recommend Phil, for any of your legal business needs! Very affordable and worth every penny, call Phil today!
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Posted by Dan Block | May 23, 2016
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Great Corporate & Internet Lawyer!
Phil has helped my company InsuranceKing obtain my domain name, stopped people from targeting my business online, handled numerous real estate transactions, is doing copyright work for my other company, and is as passionate about my companies growth as I am. If you are looking for a great corporate or internet lawyer Phil is your guy.
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Posted by Kevin | February 11, 2016
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Needed website terms and language updated
I contacted them for legal work regarding updates needed for a retailing website. The service and communication were excellent. The documents received were specific for our unique requirements and yet very affordable.
Posted by Joseph | June 18, 2015
Outstanding personal service
An Attorney who asked a lot of questions before moving forward. Kept 100% informed and sent me copy's of everything for my review before he took action. Any questions, he either answered them or found the answer. Very honest and up front. Said this could happen and this is what we would have to do. Had information with possible pro and con results before I moved forward. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Katrina and Marconi | June 1, 2015
Highly recommended lawyer
Phil Nicolosi has helped me tremendously in providing legal services for personal and business ventures. He helped me establish my non-profit organization, Faithful-2-Fitness. He also helped me purchase a home and made sure that the entire process was smooth. He responds promptly to phone calls and emails. He will work to very late hours to address any concerns i have. He is very trustworthy and reliable. He explained everything in detail to my husband and me at a level that we can understand. Fees for his services are very reasonable. My husband and I highly recommend Phil Nicolosi without any reservation!
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Posted by Ray | June 1, 2015
Professional Review
Phil has assisted my company with numerous transactions and general contract review and preparation. He has also offered general guidance to my business during its startup and throughout its growth. He has been an invaluable asset and has always demonstrated that he truly cares about the growth of my business. He is always available and is a true professional in every sense of the word. He brings a unique skill set to the table as a business/corporate attorney who truly understands the technology related legal issues my business faces. His billing has always been fair and straightforward and there have never been any surprises. I highly recommend his services to any startup or business that is need of affordable, top-shelf legal counsel.
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Posted by Cody | May 29, 2015
Very helpful
Philip nicolosi made the process of starting a business very simple and stress free.I am now a proud owner of a LLC company thanks to his help.I would recommend his advice before trying to start a business.
Posted by Khaled Elqunni | December 11, 2014
Legal representation
Legal representation. Attorney Philip A Nicolosi has assisted me in starting my own business. He acted as an advisors to numerous startups and small businesses for different client I referred to him. I worked and still working with Philip on numerous real estate transactions from traditional, short sale, foreclosure transactions, dissolution and a variety of other business law matters. he is great with real estate transactions, and great to have him on my side. He is a trusted individual, easy to work with and get the job done the first time. Thank you for everything Philip.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2014
Highly recommended!
Phil has helped me with multiple business dealings. He is not only thorough and easy to work with, but he is also very fair with his billing. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Gary | November 17, 2014
Superb attorney
Phil has helped me with a variety of legal services including website legal compliance, business contracts and employment issues. He is knowledgeable, intelligent and has my best interests in mind. His communication skills and tact help get points across to those I'm working with in a way that allows us to move the process forward instead of deadlocking. I have worked with many attorneys and some of them are stuffy, hard to relate to and slow. Getting things done feels like walking through molasses with some attorneys. In contrast, working with Phil is a pleasure. Phil is extremely knowledgeable and can quickly take a potential problem or risk and breakdown the options and potential solutions. It is easy to have a good working relationship with Phil because he is bright and is easy to talk to regarding any situation. In the many issues and challenges I have brought to Phil, I have always been able to easily talk with him about exactly what my concerns and intentions are and he is able to give practical advice based on his knowledge and experience with the result of me feeling informed and confident that the course of action decided upon is the best for my situation.
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Posted by John | November 16, 2014
Incredibly Talented Attorney....
Philip Nicolosi is a true class act. He has been my go-to-man for a variety of legal purposes. He has helped me buy and sell real estate with ease. I had previously done that process without a lawyer, and it was significantly easier to have Phil in my corner. I have used Phil to enhance the protection of my business. His specialty is internet law, which is a difficult feature to find among attorneys. Phil is the BEST choice for protecting ANY business that has an online presence. Lastly, Phil has assisted my clients who have had business legal issues. One such issue was over copyrighted stock photos that a client had used on his website without authorization. The owner was receiving threatening notices from the image copyright holder. Through a series of strategically structured responses, Phil was able to make this problem disappear for my client. It was a blessing to have Phil's assistance with all of these scenarios. Thank you Phil!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Phil Nicolosi Law, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Buckley Companies, LLC
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Nicolosi & Associates, LLC
  • 2002 - 2007


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • J. D.
  • 2002
  • University of Iowa
  • B. A.
  • 1998


  • Justinian Society
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Business Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've gone against Mr. Nicolosi as a municipal prosecutor and based on his diligence and preparation, when I've had my own personal clients with business formation, or business litigation issues come up, I have referred them to Mr. Nicolosi without any reservations."
Business Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work on a number of matters with Mr. Nicolosi and have no qualms about recommending his talents. If you are seeking aggressive, thoughtful counsel for your business, you should strongly consider consulting Mr. Nicolosi."

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ROCKFORD Internet Lawyer Philip Aaron Nicolosi III
Philip Aaron Nicolosi III
Internet Attorney
Licensed for 20 years