PHILIP A. SANCHEZ

Partner/Owner at Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC                       

Philip began his career as the Director of the Community Outreach Division at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, where he worked from 1999-2001. From 2001 until 2012, Philip was a partner at the eminent domain law firm of Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon. Over the years, Philip has successfully settled and litigated many cases on behalf of his clients in the New York State Courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In 2015, Philip received an award from the Manhattan Borough President for his distinguished leadership and service to the community. That same year, he was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the New York Times. Philip is the Chairman of the New York County Lawyers Association Condemnation Sub-Committee. He has also served as a panelist and speaker for the Hispanic National Bar Association, and a guest speaker at Touro Law Center. 

As a father of two young girls, Philip is honored to join the Board of Girl Be Heard. Based on his own experiences with being the sole person of color in his niche practice, he wants young women to know that while it may be a long and difficult road for women and people of color, success can be achieved. In fact, Philip’s firm settled the largest trade fixture case (over $35,000,000) in the history of New York State, a proud victory not just due to size of the award, but because it was achieved by a firm owned by a woman and a Latino man.