Philip S. Kaprow
Phil Kaprow has returned as a partner with Killgore, Pearlman, Semanie & Squires, P.A., previously joining the firm as an associate from 2002-2005. Phil’s practice primarily focuses on transactional work in the areas of commercial lender representation for credit unions, banks, and private lenders, business acquisitions and divestments, and general corporate matters for corporate and business clients. Additionally, Phil represents a large Certified Development Company (CDC) in U.S. Small Business Administration government guaranteed lending transactions. In addition, Phil provides litigation consultation and representation on a case-by-case basis for complex real estate or business matters where his transactional background lends support to out of the box litigation strategy. Phil is an agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and WFG National Title Insurance Company. More...
Phil’s approach to the practice of law is based on the idea that clients should not be “one-offs” but rather relationship based. He will often remind his clients that he generally declines work which he does not believe will provide a benefit to the client, and will often counsel his clients to heavily consider the cost/benefit analysis of what is really to be gained before deciding on a course of action.
Phil additionally holds a lifetime appointment by the Secretary of State to serve as a Florida Civil Law notary. There are approximately 150 Florida Civil Law notaries in existence today. In addition to all acts allowed to be taken by a notary public, a civil law notary designation allows for the issuance of authentic acts, which certify any document, transaction, event, condition, or occurrence for acceptance both domestically and in most foreign countries. By statute, the facts attested to by the notary are “presumed correct.”
In late 2017, Phil started a second term on a grievance committee for The Florida Bar, which serves as the self-regulating arm of the legal profession in Florida. The ethics and professionalism are a welcome contribution to Phil’s political service over the past decade, having previously served as legal chair for the Seminole County Republican Executive Committee, and as an active attorney member of the Republican National Lawyer’s Association and the Orlando Chapter Leader for the Republican Jewish Coalition. In 2014, Phil was the Seminole County liason for Jeff Atwater’s successful re-election as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, and in 2016 Phil served as an Alternate Delegate for CD7 to the Republican National Convention.
Phil is a resident of Winter Springs, Florida, and is actively involved in his community through participation in the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce, where he currently sits on the Economic Development/Government Affairs Committee.
He is married to Sara, and has two children, Daniel and Shaina. When not working, Phil enjoys boxing workouts, traveling, and spending time with his family.
AV Peer Review Rated – KPSDS Partner since 2018.
- Seminole County Teen Court volunteer
- The Florida Bar
- Member, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
- Member, Real Estate Problem Study Committee
- Member, RPPTL-PAC
- Past Chair Grievance Committee (9-E) (2005-2008)
- Member, Grievance Committee (9-C) (2017-present)
- Seminole County Inn of Courts
- Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
- Republican National Lawyer’s Association (Contributing Member)
- Florida Civil Law Notary
- National Association of Civil Law Notaries
- Notary Public
- Florida Real Estate Salesperson License
Notable Awards and Appointments
- Judicial Extern, Judge Robert J. Timlin, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1998)
- Judicial Extern, Judge Jeffrey T. Miller, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1999)
- Meritorious Public Service Award, The Florida Bar (2010)
- AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell (2012)
- Committeeman of the Year, 2014 & 2016, Seminole County Republican Executive Committee
- Member, Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member 2008-2010
- Former Member, Education Committee
- Current Member, Economic Development/Government Relations Committee
- Current Member, 218 Hob Nob Committee
- Member, Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club
- Former President (2010-2012)
- Former Member, Rotary Club of Winter Springs
- Former Precinct Committeeman, Precinct 064, Seminole County Republican Executive Committee
- Former Legal Chair, Seminole County Republican Executive Committee
- Alternate Delegate, Florida Congressional District 07, 2016 Republican National Convention
- Orlando Chapter Leader, Republican Jewish Coalition
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1999
- B.A. Religious Studies, Minor, Political Science, University of South Florida, 1996
- California, 2000
- Florida, 2000
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 2000
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 2014
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit