Michelle A. Philo, Associate


Michelle A. Philo is an Associate with Kring & Chung, LLP.  Born and raised in Southern California, Philo graduated from Chapman University with her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and received her Juris Doctor, from Whittier Law School in 2012.  Her practice includes general civil litigation; business transactions, including formations, maintenance, mergers, dissolutions; estate planning and probate. Philo’s litigation cases have included partnership disputes, contract disputes, employment disputes, and personal injury cases.  Philo is also active in the pre-litigation process and has successfully negotiated and settled potential lawsuits prior to the filing of a suit.

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She represents several business owners who utilize her services in reviewing contracts and agreements, preparing annual corporate documents and filings, preparing contracts related to stock purchases and ownership transfers, preparing contracts related to their ongoing daily business needs.  Her litigation experience provides her with a unique insight in drafting documents intended to protect her clients if litigation should result.

Philo also prepares comprehensive estate planning packages, including trusts, wills, powers of attorneys, and advanced healthcare directives.  She also represents clients in trust administration matters and matters before the probate court.

In addition to her profession, Philo is active in the legal community.  She was appointed by the California State Bar to serve as a California Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, the policy making body of the organization.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, is the Social Chair for the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and is the Secretary for the Whittier Law School Alumni Association.

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