Phil primarily writes for a legal audience, most substantially in the areas of securities law, financial services, and real estate and housing law. He has also written about comparative law, dealing primarily with the comparison/contrast between US laws and EU regulations.
Phil also has experience writing for music-oriented literature as a practitioner in the areas of jazz, romantic, post-Romantic & Impressionistic and Modern music genres, and to a lesser extent, Baroque and Classical.
He also uses these skills to engage international audiences and writers through their use of translation by editing their presentations. He has also translated regulations and briefs between German, French and English.
Phil has had a varied past serving in roles related to financial services, law, and music performance. His legal roles have encompassed substantial writing and editing for use in court documents, briefs and publications. He has further used his interest in foreign languages to pursue writing, editing and translation between French, German and English. As a music practitioner who has mastered piano, cello, voice, theory and conducting, he has also written in this field, not as a musicologist, but rather from a practical angle.
External to writing, he enjoys physical fitness and is an avid downhill skier, joining his group of friends in Austria each year to hit the slopes.
He has written on various topics regarding music - topically addressing performance technique, theory and analysis, and music history.
Subjects for blog submissions include legal best practices; financial considerations related to billing for time, financial integrity, and fiscal balance. Music blogging includes different types of technology, music interpretation, style and technique.