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Philip Courtland Greenberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Philip

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At Greenberg & Greenberg, our skilled San Bernardino & Riverside criminal defense attorneys can protect you and your rights. We will apply our knowledge and experience in criminal defense to pursue a dismissal or reduction of charges, or present an aggressive and credible defense before a jury.

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Location

Greenberg Greenberg & Kenyon
3750 University Avenue
Suite 550
Riverside, CA, 92501

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Posted by Betty | April 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Beacon of Hope
Philip Greenberg was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited, and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nearly impossible. Not only was he able to defend us from an unjust accusation, but he was sensitive to the fact the case was a traumatic experience for all involved, and his calm and empathetic demeanor made our family feel at ease. My family and I are grateful for his legal representation, and I highly recommend Philip and his amazing team at the Greenberg Greenberg & Kenyon Firm.
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Posted by Erika Mecias | November 7, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Right from the beginning Phillip Greenberg showed nothing but professionalism, knowledge and compassion. He kept me up to speed and answered all of my questions. Phillip Greenberg exceeded my expectations every step of the way. Thank you for everything Phillip Greenberg!!.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Phil did an Excellent job on my sons case, he fought until he got an excellent deal. He was always available, always returning calls and e-mails. His team was great also, very polite, sincere and always available. Phil always answered all my questions and he makes you feel that you are in the right place. My son was facing 25 to life and he negotiate 5 years. Also he talk to the judge in the sentence date and he requested Fire Camp and my son got approved for fire camp based on Judge written recommendation.
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Posted by Richard | February 28, 2022
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Professional representation
My experience with the Greenberg & Greenberg law firm was exceptional throughout the entire process. From the first phone conversation to the end of my incarceration. I can attest that Phil and Dan will work as hard as they can to get you the best possible outcome period. They 100% saved me years of my free life. I’m forever grateful and consider them friends for life.
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Posted by Jacqueline | November 5, 2021
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Very honorable
I highly recommend Phillip Greenberg. He did what he said he was going to do and got me out of jail on a very serious case. He’s not just a lawyer he’s a good person. I am so thankful for what he did for me. Thank you and God Bless.
Posted by Francine | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nothing but the best!
Stellar representation and professionalism. I retained this firm based on the great reviews they had received so far, and I can say only wonderful things about them as well and that they live up to their great reputation. In addition to being sympathetic and caring to my situation, the level of confidence, security and comfort I received greatly helped my stress level. Their complete firm is second to none. I was in great hands with Phil, and I’d highly recommend Greenberg & Greenberg to anyone needing nothing but the best representation.
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Posted by Rustin | November 19, 2020
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Thankyou for your Proffesional Service
From the moment I walked into the office of Greenberg & Greenberg I knew I had made the right decision. The staff was polite and professional and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. This was only further confirmed once my consultation with Phillip Greenberg commenced. Phillip told me where I stood from a legal stand point right from the get go and properly coached me thru all phases of the process. He over sold nothing and was up front what his council could provide me. This stood true through the hearings and I am completely satisfied with the representation I received. In these trying times were in and dealing with Covid there were times when hearings would be continuously delayed and postponed. Mr. Greenberg would always reach out and keep me informed of these changes and check up on my well being. That means allot when your sitting in limbo wondering the status of your case. This is a professional and well experianced firm and I would definitely utilize their services again if ever needed and I would highly recommend them to anyone facing legal challenges.
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Posted by Doug | July 28, 2020
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Highly recommended
Phil did an amazing job on my case. The results were better than expected. I was informed the whole time and if I had any questions they were answered. I would refer Phil to everyone I know.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don’t take chances with anyone else
Phillip Greenberg listens and I knew from our first meeting he would go to bat for me. When your livelihood, your reputation and everything you work hard for is at risk don’t take chances. Phillip Greenwood and his team are personable highly professional and have a heart!
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent in every way!
When my son had been wrongfully arrested his whole life was on hold as he was potentially facing serious charges. We researched attorneys in the Riverside area. We scheduled a consultation with Phil and his father. From the first meeting, I felt comfortable with both of them and was impressed by their expertise. The whole staff at this office was amazing and impressed me. They always answered our questions in a timely manner and kept us in the loop. Phil really worked hard on my son's case. My son got the desired results and his case was not filed. I cannot thank Phil and his father enough. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. They are very experienced in Criminal Defense and I am forever grateful that I retained this firm.
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Posted by Rebecca | January 10, 2019
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Lifesaver/Coach/Professional
I was a very scared first time offender facing a serious charge. I decided to go to Greenberg and Greenberg for representation, after being referred by a friend. The level of quality of service I received was amazing. Phil Greenberg is an amazing attorney and helped to not only,keep my fears in check but also gave me a knowledgeable, “no nonsense” assessment of my situation. Thank God that I decided to put my confidence,in such qualified professionals. I would definitely tell anyone that needs an attorney to call, for qualified,knowledgeable professionalism, at an amazing price. Philip saved my livelihood,and ability to care for and provide for my son long term. I really thought only doctors saved lives, I was wrong because phil saved mine. Thank you So much for all you do!!!! If I ever need any legal services, they will ALWAYS be through Greenberg & Greenberg. HIRE THEM TODAY!!!!!
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Posted by Eddie | July 21, 2018
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Look No Further! You need him on your side!
Phil and his team are a phenomenal firm to have on your side! From day one they all helped bring ease and comfort to my situation. There should be no other attorney in mind when you need anything from advice to legal representation. Having that type of experience on your side is priceless. I cannot thank them enough! I hope I never need an attorney again but if that day comes they will be hearing from me. Look no further, you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Meemee | June 28, 2018
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Best Defense Attorney Money Can Buy!
I am indebted to this firm, Phil Greenberg, his Father Dan, his paralegal Maricela, his front desk girls Robin and Erika, just to name a few, Phil Greenberg has the "DREAM TEAM" you want on your side. If you, a family member or a friend are ever in need to obtain an attorney go with Greenberg & Greenberg, they will NOT let you down!!! Phil is the BEST in the game let alone BEST dressed attorney out there and from my experience, and in my opinion they are the BEST firm money can buy!!! I was in need to retain an attorney quick for my husband, but I just couldn’t go with just any attorney. After researching and consulting with a handful of attorneys from OC, LA, High desert and even from the inland empire, None worked out for me. I reached out to a friend of mines which referred me to Phil Greenberg/Greenberg & Greenberg, since they were also absolute satisfied with their outcome with Phil's services. I called Phil right away which was on a weekend (Saturday afternoon) left a voicemail and within 5 minutes Phil called back, (I was surprised that he did since it was a weekend) so if your reading this and it's a holiday or a weekend even if it's a late night early morning, and you need an attorney give him a call leave a message and I guarantee you, he will call you back! So he called back, I explained my situation to him, he did not once interrupted me nor rushed me off the phone. He listened and was so kind. “ he said to go into his office Monday afternoon so that we can get into more details and see what he could do. Prior to meeting with Phil, I wasn’t able to eat nor sleep, thought my whole world was going to collapsed. The thought of not having my husband home and be apart from our kids was the worst feeling ever. After meeting with Phil, he worked out a plan and quoted me such a remarkable, affordable fee that I could make in payments, which SOLD me! Also, how can you go wrong, Two Greenbergs for the price of one! "Where do I sign" ?!! I retained "Greenberg & Greenberg" on September of 2017 for my Husband, My Husband was arrested and charged with felony and 5 cts and was facing 2yrs plus another 2 yrs because My husband had a prior “STRIKE” At that moment My husband was still in custody since I couldn't afford both bail and hiring an attorney at the same time. Phil represented my husband anyways, when most attorneys prefer to have their clients bailed out to be able to represent. The plan Phil had was to present a motion called the “Romero's Motion" to strike out the "STRIKE". If granted my husbands sentencing would be reduced to No Prison time, Time served in county and Probation. After fighting the case for 5 months I was than able to bail my husband out, within 3 months out of custody, Phil played his cards and presented the "Romero's Motion". Which he got "Granted" and took it home!!! Phil delivered!!! I am truly thankful for his hard work and dedication, after all these months we worked together on my husband case, Phil isn't just our attorney, he is family, his entire firm are family to us. Even with the case being settled, I continued to retained Phil again to represent my husband for upcoming progress court dates. Phil called just the other day that he had went into court for my husband to give the court an update and was told he didn't have to represent us anymore due to my husband being on probation in which the Probation officer would report progress to the courts for us. Therefore Phil services was not needed. I had already paid Phil in full and he could of kept it, but he called me and told me he was going to refund me back the service fee, because he said it wouldn't be appropriate to keep also he knows that I have a family and kids to support, he wouldn't feel right keeping the money. That right there People is what we need more in this world, Attorneys Like "Phil Greenberg" Greenberg & Greenberg are absolutely A "PRESTIGE" firm "ONE OF A KIND”
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Posted by Brian | April 24, 2018
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Best defense in Riverside
Greenberg & Greenberg are truly amazing at what they do. If you ever find yourself in a bind, you should call them right away. I was facing multiple felonies and thought my life would be in shambles. After contacting Greenberg & Greenberg, I felt immediately better. They were honest with me from the start, they didn't promise me the sky but, they did promise to fight for me. That's exactly what I needed and exactly what they did. They gave me a list of things that I needed to do to help my case while waiting for a court date and kept me informed along the way. This incredible team was able to negotiate a plea agreement to have all but 1 of the I think 16 charges removed and to serve 6 months house arrest. I really can't thank these men enough for what they have done for my family. I can honestly say that without help my son would not have been born! I really appreciate you Greenberg &Greenberg!
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Posted by Rebecca | March 29, 2018
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The Best in Riverside
We contacted the Law offices of Greenberg and Greenberg about an incident that my son had been involved in. Philip met with us and explained the avenues we could take to fight this case. My son was being charged with a felony count and Philip believed that he could get it reduced to a misdemeanor. He went over the cost and method of payment and we agreed that Philip would be our lawyer. Over the next few months, Philip worked very hard on our case. He and his staff were very prompt in returning calls and answering our questions. He stated the documents he needed from us and why. Our last court date was 3/26/18 and Philip, after long discussions with the D.A. came out and gave us the good news that my son's case was dropped to a misdemeanor.. He did what he said he would do. I would recommend Philip to anyone. He is a very compassionate, hardworking, determined gentleman and has all the qualities you would want in an lawyer. I will never be able to thank him enough for fighting for my son and helping us put this horrible mistake behind us.
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Posted by Dallas | November 17, 2017
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The Best Lawyer in town
I could not recommend a more capable and caring lawyer. When I was accused of a crime that would put me in prison for the rest of my life my wife and I found Greenberg & Greenberg. When we needed them most they would get back to us even after work hours, you have no idea how much this means to us especially when the stress is way above normal and you think there is no hope. The dedication and most of all the care they gave me and my wife is beyond anything we could imagine. It doesn’t hurt that the Greenberg’s know how to conduct a trial and in doing so they won my case, a case that would have put me in prison for the rest of my life. I owe them everything and would gladly do anything for them if asked. You are in good hands if you hire them as your attorney. There is not enough I can say about them and all the people who work for them. My life long gratitude goes out to all of you!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2017
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The Best of the Best!
Phillip and his dad are the best of the best. Last year my girlfriend caught a case and I found myself feeling helpless and scared as to what would be the outcome. I interviewed 5 top lawyers after doing my research on Avvoo. I wanted someone who was a previous DA because I knew they would be best suited for a case like this. I was blown away to find out they are both previous DA's! Phillips dad Daniel is the one that called and made me feel like I was talking to someone who truly cared about me and not just about my money. He made me feel comfortable enough to take a trip out to Riverside and talk it over in detail. When we met, Phillip ended up taking over my case because Daniel was under the weather. I have to say the apple does not fall far from the tree. The level of professionalism and care these two have are the reason why they are rated so highly. From beginning to end I was in the loop and they assured me and my girlfriend we would be OK. Fast forward to the end of the case and we got it dismissed!!! I could not be happier and I recommend this dynamic duo to anyone looking for the best!
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Posted by Alma | September 14, 2016
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Greatest attorney in the world.
I cannot say enough about Daniel Greenberg and Philip Greenberg. They are compassionate, understanding, supportive and went above and beyond to win my case. Philip took my case to trial and won!! He always believed in me and it showed during my trial. Words cannot express how grateful I am to them for everything they did on my case. They also have the best investigator, Paul Tapia. Mr. Tapia did a fantastic job with his investigation, and I am forever grateful to him. The office staff is very knowledgable and always friendly. I would highly recommend Greenberg & Greenberg to anyone looking to hire an attorney. Thank you, Dan, Phil,
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Posted by H. S. | August 15, 2016
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When you need the BEST in Riverside, Phil is your man.
I had 2 prior DUIs in another county, and was arrested for a third one in Riverside County. I was being carried away in an ambulance and a Riverside cop showed up and went viciously out of his way to try to incriminate me of a DUI, while I was not in a stable mind due to a panic attack and a asthma attack. I realized later in the police reports that the cop had made deliberate, clearly absolutely fabricated statements out of some personal vendetta and hit me with as many charges as he can fathom. I spent the night in jail and called Phil next morning. Actually I thoroughly researched different attorneys via Yelp and Avvo, and called about 10 different attorneys and consulted with about 3 in length over the phone, and had one other top Riverside attorney. Long story short, thank God, Phil was able to get me a Wet & Reckless on a 3rd DUI case, which I am told by my other attorney friends, is a EXTREMELY GOOD. I did get punished, with house arrest, fines, and alcohol program, but did not spend one day in jail and able to work, stop being foolish, and rebuild my life. Believe me, you do not want to spend one hour in the Riverside jail. Phil was a former DA in the Riverside County system, so he knows the sentiments of the DA and the court system forwards and backwards. I'll be honest, he is not the cheapest around (a Public Defender would be...but Phil was gracious enough to get me a good payment plan) nor is he the easiest guy to get ahold of (but he or his staff never failed to call me back in a few days), but he will probably get you the best results humanly possible, he will attack the case from every angle possible, and find weaknesses in the case to get the best outcome. If your life is on the line in Riverside, especially DUI type cases, call Phil & Dan. They are the best in Riverside. Period.
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Posted by Louise | June 20, 2016
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TATTOOED & IN TROUBLE
Sunday phone call! From a attorney, really! Who does that? GREENBERG & GREENBERG. ! My daughter went to jail for warrants, those misdemeanor charges Went to a $210,000 bail ! I kid you not. 6 different charges 3 counties and OC On top of it. One of the hardest courts To fight a DUI charges. GREENBERG & GREENBERG Took her case & helped In every way possible. Referred me to a excellent Bond Co. Accepted our payments, not Charging me thousands up front. GREENBERG & GREENBERG Really cared. Listened to my heart cry. The Amazing office Staff, sweet and kind. The Father/Son Team Accepted my daughters case without Judgment. Accepted our image, and honored our privacy. A thousand fold over to GREENBERG & GREENBERG. Outstanding, Professional, Super Cool attorneys !! Hiring this Firm, was the best decision we have made in years.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Greenberg & Greenberg
  • 2013 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside District Attoreny
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Egularia Perez
  • felony dismissed, probation violated/credit served

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Felony Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside District Attorneys Office
  • 2009
  • Excellence in Public Safety
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (7)
Endorse Philip
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharp analytical skills and excellent communication skills. He is a top flight litigator and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Phil when he was a District Attorney in Riverside and over the past few years that he has been working as a criminal defense attorney. He is an exceptionally talented attorney and is a skillful advocate for his clients. Further, it is a pleasure to work with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Greenberg is an experienced and talented trial attorney with an excellent reputation in the Riverside legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil Greenberg experienced great success as a DDA before entering the criminal defense field. He and his father run one of the very professional firms in Riverside. They enjoy a great reputation in the area and have spent years handling serious cases in Riverside and the IE. I endorse him completely for his professionalism as he represents his clients very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil was a great DDA and is a fantastic defense lawyer. He handles the most serious matters, and demonstrates trial skill and legal knowledge few lawyers could claim to have. Phil is also extremely congenial, professional and respected in any court in which he appears."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Phil when he was a prosecutor. We were opposing counsel in a very serious and difficult case. Throughout those proceedings, including trial, Phil was polite, respectful, prepared, and hardworking. He did an excellent job. He is now practicing with his father, Dan Greenberg, a well-known and well-respected criminal defense lawyer of many years. I endorse Phil without reservation. He is a fine lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mr. Greenberg in the Riverside DA's Office. He handled the most serious cases and is a true professional. He has an excellent reputation in the Southern California Courts and works hard on every case. He has the dedication required to get the right results. He cares about his clients and protecting their rights. He is an excellent attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Philip when he was a prosecutor in Riverside and now as a defense attorney in San Bernardino and Riverside. He was a formidable opponent in the courtroom who can now use his skills to help you. He is a great attorney and takes very good care of his clients. I gladly endorse Mr. Philip Greenberg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greenberg is an extremely talented and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community and is respected amongst his peers and judges. I would highly recommend Mr. Greenberg in the defense of any felony or misdemeanor matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greenberg is an excellent defense attorney who shows great passion and dedication to defending every one of his clients. Anyone being represented by him can rest assured they are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip is an excellent lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients and truly cares about helping them. He is a very experienced and always exceptionally professional. I highly recommend Philip."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is a great lawyer, both in negotiations and in trial. His trial experience and full understanding of the nuances of criminal make him stand out above the rest. I endorse this lawyer."
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