Phillip Manela joined Lipsius BenHaim Law as an experienced attorney after prior engagements as an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. He has extensive commercial litigation experience before state and federal courts.


Since joining Lipsius BenHaim, Mr. Manela's practice has focused on insurance litigation, concentrating in the areas of life insurance, commercial property insurance, workers' compensation programs, and professional liability. In the area of life insurance. Mr. Manela has been instrumental in restoring insurance policies with a combined face value of approximately $100,000,000. Mr. Manela also advises clients on life settlement transactions.


Mr. Manela's prior experience includes commercial and white collar litigation experience with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York.

Contact Information

Phone No: (212) 981-8448

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Beth Medrash Gevoah (2000, B.T.L.)

Columbia Law School (2003, J.D.)

Courts & Bar Admissions

New York State Courts

New Jersey State Courts

Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York

District of New Jersey

New York City