Leigh K. Phillips – retired

Of Counsel

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30 Main Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 66
Burlington, VT 05402-0066

Tel: 802-864-9891
Fax: 802-864-6815

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Practice Areas:


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1972

Prior Experience:

  • 1991-2016, Leigh Keyser Phillips, Attorney-at-Law
  • 1977-1990, Private practice in Vermont

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Vermont Bar Association Subcommittee for the Revision of the Vermont Nonprofit Corporation Act
  • Director, Secretary & Governance Committee Chair, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Member and Past Chair, Governance Committee, Burlington Country Club
  • Member, Planned Giving Council of New Hampshire & Vermont (Former Director and Chair of Programming Committee)
  • Chair, VOSHA Review Board


  • Vermont
  • United States District Court for the District of Vermont


Leigh Keyser Phillips joined the firm “Of Counsel” in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Leigh had practiced as a solo practitioner in the Burlington area for over twenty-five years, with a focus on corporate, estate planning and administration, and real estate matters.

Leigh attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied and received her degree in International Relations. After working for a prominent Philadelphia law firm for a year upon graduation, she attended the Villanova University School of Law, where she served on the board of its Delaware County Legal Aid Program.

In her corporate practice, Leigh works with and advises clients on business organizational matters, including formation, dissolution, purchase and sale of Vermont business enterprises, as well as contract, employment, financing and real estate matters. She also works with many nonprofit organizations, providing advice on formation, obtaining federal tax exempt status and on-going governance issues. In her estate planning practice, she works with and advises individuals and families on options to achieve their estate planning goals, as well as probate and trust administration, elder law and guardianship matters.

Notable Representations:

  • Represents business owners with business formation and succession planning.
  • Represents non-profit organizations in obtaining federal tax exempt status and governance issues.
  • Represents wide variety of estate planning clients of all levels of wealth, including those with tax planning needs.
  • Represents fiduciaries and family members in probate court estate and guardianship proceedings.