David R. Phillips

Business Transactions | Real Estate
The emphasis of David’s practice includes commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development and financing, and business matters related to the ownership and operation of real estate ventures. His clients include developers, contractors, financial institutions and investors who buy, sell or manage real estate assets. His experience includes the development and financing of residential communities, office buildings, retail centers, industrial sites, apartment complexes, hotels and condominium projects.

  • Florida State University College of Law | Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. – 2009
  • Stanford University | Palo Alto, California
    • B.S. – 2004

Bar Admission

  • Florida | 2009

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Clearwater Bar Association

Meet David


Latest Blog News

Problems buyers can encounter at closing

You’re buying your first home and are very excited — rightfully so! But you need to be careful during the next few weeks. Why? Because unexpected problems can interfere with your closing and delay or even destroy your dream.

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Common mistakes to avoid when buying a home

Buying a home is a huge decision. While it can be a great investment for the future, it can also result in a financial failure if you are not smart with the choices that you make. It can be especially difficult for a first-time buyer to make smart and…

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What you need to know about flipping homes

Flipping homes has become more popular in recent years, in large part because of the success of TV shows that follow professional renovators. “Flipping” is simply the process of buying a home in a promising neighborhood that has some inherent issues…

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What David’s Clients Say



Rebecca Irving
I’ve bought a handful of houses over the past 20 years and this is the first time that Attorney David Phillips was the title/closing agent. This was by far my best experience with a title agent. Everything was timely and perfectly done. I now understand the value of having an attorney as the title/closing agent. I had another closing a week later on a property as the buyer, so I didn’t get to choose the title agent and it was a disaster. My recommendation is: (1) use an attorney (there’s no extra cost) as the title agent; and (2) use David Phillips.


Bekah Rush
I have worked with PHL, LLP both personally and professionally over the past year and have been nothing short of impressed with their quality services. From client consultations on establishing an LLC, to managing multiple closings with several moving parts- they kept me informed every step of the way and made the process stress-free. I highly recommend Phillips, Hayden and Labbee for all your legal service needs!