Sign in

Legal Real Estate

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
August 22, 2018

Contact this candidate


Stephen G. Phillips


** ****** ****


TELEPHONE 203-***-****

CELL 646-***-****



Business Attorney, In House Corporate General Legal Counsel and Secretary, seeking a position as Legal Counsel for a company or law firm in New York City or near Stamford, CT.


Corporate Legal Counsel & Consultant – 1. Kuoni Destination Management USA Inc. (NYC); 2. Horizon Travel Services LLC d/b/a Allied T Pro (NYC), and 3. Watson Enterprises Inc. (New Canaan, CT)


In House General Legal Counsel and Secretary at Kuoni Destination Management USA, New York, NY - a multi-billion dollar publicly traded Swiss corporation in the Travel, Tourism and Events Industries – 8 YEARS

As a Corporate Legal Generalist with many years of experience, I was a key executive of this large international corporation. I directed and managed all day-to-day legal operations in the USA in coordination with our Zurich based parent company; as M&A Team Leader, performed due-diligence, negotiated and drafted all documentation for all mergers and acquisitions (innovating and effecting internal company mergers that dramatically streamlined company operations and eliminated significant wasteful costs); counseled and guided senior management on risk, legal issues and corporate governance; partnered with and advised HR on employment Law and policies, Employee Handbook, termination documents and employee issues;; specialized in drafting, negotiating and reviewing all client and vendor contracts (supply, MSAs, NDAs, Non-Competes, etc.); negotiated, drafted and maintained all commercial leases for our 12 offices across the USA; strategized, coordinated with and supervised outside legal counsel on major litigation; developed and standardized our model contract templates and policies; interpreted laws, rulings and regulations and determined how they apply to our company business; kept Management current on improved best practices; oversaw and ensured compliance with Kuoni parent corporate ethic regulations and internal regulations; and, as Corporate Secretary, maintained and kept updated all of our corporate licenses, state and local filings, corporate records and minute books.

Counsel at Murtha Cullina LLP, Stamford, CT – prominent New England Regional Law Firm (~150 lawyers)

– 1 YEAR

Practiced in the Business Law and Real Estate Law Departments

In House General Legal Counsel at Watson Enterprises Incorporated, Greenwich, CT – Holding company for various “IBM Watson Family” domestic and international business ventures (real estate, car dealerships, charter aircraft and yachts, etc.). - 16 YEARS

Commercial Contracts, Employment Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate, Acquisitions, Business Law (worked with Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Ralston Purina, Governments of Malaysia and Latvia, and with properties in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, California and Florida).

Senior Associate Attorney at McGovern & Associates, Greenwich, CT - Boutique firm providing top quality legal services to high profile clients with focus on Business, and Mergers and Acquisitions. - 5 YEARS

Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Business Law (worked with Sprague Capacitor, Falcon Electronics, Finevest, WR Berkeley, etc.)


Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA – Juris Doctorate – (13% of all California Judges are Southwestern graduates)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – BA – History - (3 years on Student Government)


Connecticut State Bar

New York State Bar - Registered In House Legal Counsel

US District Courts of Connecticut and Southern New York

US Tax Court

Contact this candidate