Philip R. Green

Phil’s practice emphasizes Real and Intellectual Property.  Since 1981,  Phil has advised startups and large corporations in industries that have technology-legal needs.  Since 1983, Phil has been practicing land use, zoning and planning and won a state-wide major zoning case, Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin.  Since 1993, Phil has helped Internet businesses as they grew in their ongoing legal needs in intellectual property and other critical aspects. Phil has also helped businesses purchase and maintain their real property assets. That includes CEQA and zoning and planning issues. Phil works with online and brick-and-mortar and helps them prepare for success right from inception.  He helps businesses obtain funding, build and protect IP strategy, and expand internationally. Phil is also the Chair of Fairfax Planning Commission.

  • Trademark and Patent Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning-Planning
  • International E-Commerce/Internet
  • Privacy Law
  • Mediation
[email protected]

San Rafael: (415) 459-2000
Los Angeles: (310) 295-1142


  • AV Preeminent Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis, Peer Rated
  • 2013: Member, State Bar Cyberspace Law Committee
  • 2014: IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • 2014: Advisory Board: Renaissance Entrepreneur Center, Marin
  • 2013: Town of Fairfax, CA Planning Commissioner
  • 1999, Founding Chair of the Marin County Bar Association’s IP Section.
  • 2001-2004 Member, Board of Directors, Marin County Bar Association
  • 1999-2003 Member, then Chair of California State Bar Business Law Section Ad Hoc Committee on Cyberspace Law.

For decades Phil has represented large companies and identified problems in legal planning both common and specific. Phil’s Business Planning expertise includes (1) minimizing litigation and tax liability, (2) maximizing insurance coverage (while saving premiums) and (3) planing with the CPA for tax and business health, (4) review of HR systems for issues (5) Secure Intellectual Property rights and (6) improve structure, while minimizing legal maintenance costs.  CFOs look for profits. CEOs look for effectiveness. Phil looks to make sure those assets are protected.


Phil has prevented many disputes through thoughtful, planned contracts, This saves millions of dollars. Planning for resolution leads to resolving more often and spares the expensive conflicts that flare into litigation. Mr Green has litigated when the need arises in courts accross the US, as well as Asia, Europe and Australia.  Phil enforces clients rights globally and has experience licensing business assets globally.  Phil has resolved counless disputes before costly litigation. Through careful, results-oriented, precedent-setting litigation and planning and by paying close attention to the client and its climate and industry, business should be enhanced by legal help not hindered.