Phillips Workman’s practice focuses on commercial real estate and financing transactions. He advises clients on a variety of real estate-related documents including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, deeds, mortgages, ground leases and easements. Phillips regularly represents buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, commercial landlords and commercial tenants. He also serves as local counsel in South and North Carolina in connection with regional and national secured transactions.
Prior to law school, Phillips interned in the Office of Former President George W. Bush and at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas.
While in law school, Phillips served as a Notes Editor of the Georgia Law Review and as a Criminal Law and Property Teaching Assistant. While at Clemson University, he was a Calhoun Honors College Ambassador, Sports Columnist for The Tiger and played in Tiger Band.
- University of Georgia, J.D., summa cum laude, 2019
- Clemson University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2015
- South Carolina, 2019
- North Carolina, 2021
- Order of the Coif
- Gerald S. Tanenbaum Distinguished Law Scholar
- Phi Beta Kappa
- South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
- “Crash Course: Common Commercial Real Estate Law Documents,” Avison Young Webinar, July 19, 2023
- “Crash Course: Common Commercial Real Estate Law Documents,” Colliers NextGen Young Brokers Group Webinar, April 27, 2023
- “Whose Lane Is It Anyway? The Case for a Statutory Scheme of Road Dedication in South Carolina,” SC Lawyer, November 2022
- “A Scottish Legend and an Open Question: When Can SC Landowners Amend “10-Year” Restrictive Covenants?,” SC Lawyer, July 2021
- “Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Practice,” Virtual Guest Speaker, Real Estate Law Society of the University of Illinois College of Law, March 4, 2021
- “Easements and Licenses,” Guest Lecturer, Greenville Technical College Paralegal Program, September 22, 2020
- "Email Best Practices for the Remote Negotiator," HSB Blog, May 19, 2020
- “How Do We Have a Board of Directors Meeting During COVID-19?,” HSB Blog, April 24, 2020
- “Could Coronavirus Complicate My Contract?,” HSB Blog, March 11, 2020
- "Dust in the Wind: Revisiting Georgia's Refusal to Extend Liability to Employers in Take-Home Asbestos Litigation," 53 Georgia Law Review 1169 (2019)