Kayla Phillips is an associate attorney at TLD Law, where she represents professionals and corporations in a wide range of transactional matters. Ms. Phillips’ practice focuses on corporate counsel, business law and disputes, and tax and asset planning.
Ms. Phillips joined TLD Law in 2020, where she served as a law clerk and conducted legal research for cases involving business disputes, employment law and real estate. She also drafted preliminary drafts of legal briefs, motions, pleadings and agreements.
Prior to joining TLD Law, Ms. Phillips participated in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, where she provided advised microbusiness and nonprofits with legal services and research. In this role she also drafted memoranda for clients seeking to start small businesses, prepared presentations on topics in business law for the community, and developed client materials on entity formation and tailored advice letters based on client goals.
Ms. Phillips earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, where she was the recipient of multiple academic distinctions including the Public Interest Law Foundation Summer Grant. While attending law school, she earned the USC Gould School of Law Business Law Certificate, where she acquired the diverse legal, business and negotiating skills required to succeed in business law practice. During this time she also served as the Academic Chair of the Black law Student Association and the Public Donations Chair of the Public Interest Law Foundation. Prior to law school, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
While attending UCI, Ms. Phillips competed on the Track and Field team in the long jump and triple jump events.
In her free time, Ms. Phillips enjoys videography, fashion, home organization, and yoga.