Derek Phillips, Esq.


Derek PhillipsDerek received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

He has been a California Real Estate Broker since 2005, and is a member of the Graduate REALTOR® Institute.

Derek works with clients, brokers, escrow officers and attorneys in coordinating the 1031 exchange process. He also reviews, edits and drafts 1031 exchange documents to insure that they conform to any new rulings. He is responsible for all new marketing materials and programs, and is involved in the research and design of new tax deferral products for clients selling highly appreciated assets.

Derek also forms Limited Liability Companies and Corporations, if necessary, to help clients protect their exchange assets.

Before coming to work at Downstream, Derek worked at Earthlink Network and also has experience with Walt Disney Feature Animation and the Social Security Administration Office of Hearing and Appeals.

Derek is married, and has two boys.