Philip Cowan
Berger, Newmark & Fenchel PC
1753 North Tripp Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639

Tel: 312-704-7224 (direct)
Tel: 312-782-5050 (main)
Fax: 312-782-6491


Philip Cowan
President and CEO

Phil was raised in Chicago, Illinois and the Northern Suburbs. He attended the University of Illinois where he received a B.S. in political science in 1961. In 1962, Phil received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

After law school, Phil served in the U.S. Army eventually becoming a Reserve Army Officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps.

Since joining Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C., in June, 1963, Phil has chaired the firm's Labor and Employment group and served as a director, Vice President and Treasurer, and is the current President of the firm. Phil's areas of practice include all aspects of labor and employment law representing management, as well as corporate transactions, trust administration and other related aspects of business law.

Phil is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Bar Association.

During his career he has practiced in both State and Federal Courts and various Administrative Agencies (Local, State and Federal).

Phil currently serves as Vice President and an Executive Committee member and Chairman of the annual fundraiser for the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled, an international non-denominational program offering athletic training and rehabilitation for over 2500 disabled men, women and children.

Phil is an avid golfer and is a past President of his country club.

Phil and his wife Arleen spend much of their free time keeping up with their two married daughters and five grandchildren as well as pursuing an insatiable interest in extensive international travel.

Practice Areas:

Labor & Employment





Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C.
1753 North Tripp Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
Downtown Office
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 910
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Tel: (312) 782-5050
Fax: (312) 782-6491
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