Philip Koehler Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Philip Koehler

Philip Koehler

Attorney at Law

Newport Beach
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Southern Ca
5.0 5
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out of 2 reviews
About
Veteran ERISA/Executive Compensation and fiduciary governance attorney since 1991. I practiced in major law firms and two of the final four international accounting firms. I have maintained a solo practice for the last nine years.
27
Years
experience
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Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

""Philip provided crucial legal counsel to me during an extended period in which I withdrew from a very successful Orange County-based engineering firm that I founded with three other engineers more than 20 years ago. His negotiating skills were essential in accomplishing my goals without creating negative feelings of my former partners." Larry Sun"

Advise Regarding Withdrawal of Founding Partner in Engineering Firm
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

""Phil Koehler has been a valuable resource to our ESOP committee. He has consistently demonstrated a robust knowledge of ERISA and its practical application. He thoughtfully provides thorough background information on different matters so the decisions the ESOP Committee makes are consistent and well founded." Will Clark, VP of DMG Corporation"

Legal Counsel to ESOP Committee of an ESOP-owned Company
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Law Offices of Philip J. Koehler APC

Principal

Jan 2009 - Present

Solo practice focusing on employee benefit plans and executive compensation.

Jan 2009 - Present

Stradling Yocca

Of Counsel

Jul 2005 - Dec 2009

Of Counsel in Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group

Jul 2005 - Dec 2009

Iger Koehler & Vanetik LLP

Partner

Jul 2002 - Jun 2005

Founding partner in firm focused on representing independent directors on corporate boards of public companies.

Jul 2002 - Jun 2005

KPMG LLP

Director

Jan 2001 - Jun 2002

Director of Compensation & Benefits Practice in Costa Mesa, CA

Jan 2001 - Jun 2002

Deloitte LLP

Senior Manager

Jan 2000 - Dec 2001

Senior Manager in Compensation & Benefits in Costa Mesa, CA

Jan 2000 - Dec 2001

Morrison & Foerster

Of Cousel

Jan 1995 - Dec 1999

Of Counsel in Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group

Jan 1995 - Dec 1999

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Associate Attorney

Jul 1994 - Dec 1995

Associate in Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group

Jul 1994 - Dec 1995

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Associate Attorney

Aug 1991 - Jun 1994

Associate in Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group

Aug 1991 - Jun 1994

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