Philip established the practice upon arriving in Israel in 1979. Since that time, the firm has grown to be the largest U.S. accounting firm in Israel, with offices in Jerusalem, Ramat Gan, and Bet Shemesh.
Philip grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois, followed by an MBA from the University of Michigan. Philip started his career working in Chicago for Ernst & Ernst, a predecessor to Ernst & Young, in their tax department. During those years, he lectured at Roosevelt University, Loyola University, and Northeastern University in Chicago. Philip has continued to lecture on international tax issues in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. In Israel, Philip is a frequent speaker for Nefesh B’Nefesh and has advised the Israeli Treasury, Bituach Leumi, and the Knesset on various tax issues affecting U.S. citizens living in Israel. In addition, Philip also writes a popular blog and sits on the board of several organizations in Israel.
Philip’s love of radio led him to start his podcasts which have attracted tens of thousands of listeners. He continues to be an avid Chicago sports fan as well as a lover of mountain hiking, TRX, and snowshoeing (he likes to keep his feet on the ground!).