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Kenneth Mitchell-Phillips

Kenneth Mitchell-Phillips

Attorney at Law

Kirkland
Washington
Licensed in
WA, OR, Federal Court
Lewis & Clark Law
School
About
Ken Mitchell-Phillips Sr. is a seasoned lawyer with a comprehensive legal and business background spanning over 25 years. He has worked in a major international law firm with over 500 lawyers, with federal and state government entities, and in several Fortune 500 companies. Currently, he owns The Law Offices of Mitchell-Phillips, P.C. where he advises and counsels on business transactions, corporate finance, real estate, estate planning, civil litigation, payment systems, employment law, and bankruptcy & creditor rights. He is licensed in Oregon and Washington.

Prior to establishing his own law firm, Ken served as the General Counsel,
… read more VP of Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer,
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Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips

Attorney at Law

Jan 2014 - Present

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips Law, P.C. is a law firm established in Oregon and Washington to provide personalized and high quality business transactional, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning legal services to businesses ranging from start-ups and emerging small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm is dedicated to providing its' clients high quality, sophisticated, and complex legal services at a reasonable rate.

When you hire The Law Offices of Mitchell-Phillips, P.C., you are not just getting another law firm, you'll get valuable legal advice and counsel from an experienced, knowledgeable, and sophisticated lawyer who has: a Master's Degree in Business; a combined 25 years of legal and business experience; training in one of the most recognized award-winning big law firms in the Pacific Northwest with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai; experience representing clients all over the world including, but not limited to, the U.S., the U.K., Trinidad, Ireland, China, and Canada; wide-ranging experience working as an in-house attorney for a multinational technology firm, with the state and local government, and with large, medium-sized, and small companies throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C. specializes in:

*Business
*Corporate Finance
*Real Estate
*Civil Litigation
*Estate Planning
*Creditor Rights
*Payment Systems
*Employee Counseling
*Bankruptcy

Jan 2014 - Present

NxSystems, Inc.

General Counsel, VP of Human Resources, CCO, Corporate Secretary

Feb 2012 - Feb 2014

• Responsible for managing company-wide legal affairs throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Provides legal advice, counsel, and opinions in all areas impacting the company, including, but not limited to, complex corporate transactions, contract/licensing drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, federal/state regulatory compliance, strategic corporate planning, intellectual property protection, management of litigation, employment law matters, and cost-effective use and management of outside counsel.

• Serve as Vice President of Human Resources overseeing all aspects of HR in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K, with responsibilities for policy development and implementation, employee relations, benefits and compensations administration, performance management, and litigation.

• Provide counsel and strategic direction and drives compliance strategy by developing, and overseeing, policies and procedures for the general operation of the Company's Compliance Program and its related activities.

Feb 2012 - Feb 2014

Mitchell-Phillips Law, P.C.

Attorney, President, Shareholder

Jun 2009 - Feb 2012

• Oversaw the establishment and entire operational function of a law firm in Portland, Oregon; executed a wide-ranging of duties, including strategic planning; hiring, training, and supervising of staff; budgeting; marketing; and operations management.

• Represented businesses in various legal matters, including business transactions, corporate finance, real estate, international law, commercial litigation, and estate planning.

• Prepared and wrote business transactional agreements, such as asset and stock purchase agreements, license and distribution contracts, intellectual property, consultation and employment related agreements, loans and promissory notes, and security agreements.

• Participated in various complex commercial litigation matters.

Jun 2009 - Feb 2012

Davis Wright Tremaine

Associate Attorney

Aug 2006 - May 2009

• Supported public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, preferred stock financings, equity investments, debt instruments, purchases and sales of businesses, as wells as other related transactions.

• Experience gained with small cap publicly listed issuers in corporate compliance, generally, and under the 1933 and 1934 Securities Acts,including drafting periodic reports under the 1934 Act.

• Represented several companies by preparing, reviewing, and advising on various business transactions such as: bargain and sale deeds, promissory notes, guaranties, security agreements, non-disclosure agreements, subleases, independent contractor agreements, release and waiver of liability agreements, settlements, software licensing agreements, asset and stock agreements, shareholder agreements, and corporate resolutions.

• Handled a variety of real estate matters, including, but not limited to, easement and license agreements, commercial leases, condominium purchases and sales, time share arrangements, and purchase and sale agreements.

Aug 2006 - May 2009

adidas

Law Clerk

Jan 2006 - Jun 2006

• Conducted legal research and drafted memos on issues regarding sports contracts, event management, intellectual property, human resources, etc.

• Conferred with managers, staff, and external clients regarding contracts and similar legal questions.

• Assisted in various court proceedings regarding intellectual property.

Jan 2006 - Jun 2006

Bonneville Power Administration

Law Clerk

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

• Conducted legal research and drafted memos on issues regarding electrical power, transmission, procurement, and human resources for General Counsel's Office.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Davis Wright Tremaine

Summer Associate

Jun 2004 - Sep 2005

• Worked in the Business Transactions Department assisting attorneys with business formations, drafting and reviewing contracts, drafting memos on business transactions questions, and assisting with SEC Forms.

Jun 2004 - Sep 2005

State of Oregon

Law Clerk

Aug 2004 - Jan 2005

• Conducted legal research and drafted memos on issues regarding education, workforce development, and general state government concerns.

• Conferred with policy advisers, state appointed officials, and legislatures on a variety of legal questions.

• Assisted in various legislative proceedings.

Aug 2004 - Jan 2005

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