Gary S. Phillips is one of the founding shareholders and managing partner of Phillips, Cantor & Shalek, P.A., where he concentrates in commercial litigation, condominium litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation and employment litigation. With keen knowledge and understanding of South Florida’s diverse business, demographic and socioeconomic issues, he has litigated disputes involving virtually all areas of the tri-county community. Mr. Phillips is also frequently asked to review leases, contracts, condominium documents, shareholder agreements, insurance policies, employment, agreements, loan documents, construction contracts and partnership agreements with a view toward the interpretation of the contractual provisions in the event of litigation. Mr. Phillips has won substantial jury verdicts in various types of commercial litigation, real estate, condominium, construction, labor and employment and insurance cases. He has extensive experience as lead counsel in major banking, corporate, commercial, construction, health care, real estate, condominium, personal injury, probate and insurance litigation, including worker’s compensation. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Leading Florida Attorneys, Florida Legal Elite, Florida Superlawyers and served as an editor of the University of Florida Law Review.
Mr. Phillips obtained his law degree in 1981, graduating cum laude from the University of Florida. While in law school, he was an Editor of the Florida Law Review. He earned his BA degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida in 1978 (Phi Beta Kappa). Mr. Phillips is admitted to practice in Florida since 1982; The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1983, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal since 1984. In 1986, Mr. Phillips was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Phillips is a founder of Phillips, Cantor & Shalek in 2005, Founder of Phillips, Eisinger, & Brown, P.A. in 1996, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Miami office of Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C.; He started his career as Associate then Shareholder with Sparber, Shevin, Rosen, Shapo, Heilbronner & Book, P.A.
Mr. Phillips represents or has represented the nation’s largest hospice, home health care organizations, construction surety company, financial institutions, condominium associations, developers, manufacturers, health maintenance organizations, construction contractors, lending and credit institutions, hospitals, professional sport franchise clients, automobile dealers, insurance companies, and numerous individuals and closely held corporations.
Mr. Phillips has been honored as 2012- 2018 Best Lawyers in America; 2003-2018 Top Lawyers in S. Florida, S. FL Legal Guide; 2006-2018 Top Attorneys in Florida, Florida Super Lawyers; 2005-2018 Legal Elite, Florida Trend; 1997-2018 Leading American Attorneys-Florida; Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers Finalist 2008; 2003 Best of the Bar, S. FL Business Journal.