Sarah Fiona Phillips

Work Email:

Telephone: (212) 431-1300, ext. 616
Facsimile: (212) 965-2743


Sarah Fiona Phillips is an associate in the firm’s Administrative division.

Ms. Phillips handles a wide variety of DHCR matters, including rent overcharge, harassment, service decrease claims, PARs, MCIs, IAIs, rent restoration and service modification applications. She also assists clients with Certificate of No Harassment applications and performs due diligence for prospective buyers.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Phillips was in private practice concentrating on rent regulatory and related landlord-tenant matters. Her background also includes over 10 years of experience with the Department of Buildings, where she prosecuted Administrative Building Code violations and pursued successful appeals on issues ranging from illegal occupancy charges, unlawful “Airbnb” use, safe crane operations, local Law/façade maintenance and site safety requirements. In 2012, Ms. Phillips was voted the 2nd Vice President of the Civil Service Bar Association, the union representing City Agency attorneys.

Sarah received her J.D. from SUNY Buffalo School of Law and is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and Groton School.

Sarah Fiona Phillips is an associate in the firm's Administrative division.

Practice Areas:


  • SUNY Buffalo School of Law, J.D. – 1994
  • Barnard College, Columbia University – 1987

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, Admitted 1995
  • California, Admitted 1995