Phillip H Martin

Phillip H Martin

On Sunday December 13, 2020, Phillip H. Martin, loving husband and father of four children, passed away in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the age of 80. Phil was born on January 4, 1940, in Tuscon, Arizona. He attended the University of Minnesota for both undergraduate and law school, where he was Order of the Coif and President of the Minnesota Law Review. Phil was an attorney in the Tax, Trusts & Estate group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP from 1964 to 2011. He served on the Management Committee and the Policy Committee, and he was one of the founders of the Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company. His practice focused on corporate and individual income, estate and gift taxation including tax litigation and tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and various courts including the United States Supreme Court. Phil was an inspiration and mentor to many, and a trusted advisor to an impressive client list. Phil had a passion for travel, great food and wine. He was an avid and accomplished tennis player and skier. He was known for his keen intellect, sharp wit and kind and gentle spirit. He and his beloved wife Erika owned a home in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, since 1993, and became full time residents there in 2012. Phil loved his wife Erika, his large family, his close friends and his cats Jeoffry and Cooper. He is survived by his wife Erika H. Zetty, his first wife Sandra Chandler Martin and their children, Lisa Martin (David) Sarnowski of Springfield, IL, Craig (Juli Salmi) Martin of Park City, UT, Wade (Paula) Martin of Park City, UT, and Ryan (Tina) Martin of Green Bay, WI, his grandchildren Carly, Abbey, Grant, Tosh, Elle, Rhys and Tobin, his brothers Franklin H. Martin and Don Weimer, his sister Patti Blackwell, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Harriet Martin, his brothers Steven H. Martin and Mike Weimer, and his biological parents Warren and Evelyn Weimer. The family would like to express their gratitude to the team at Sierra Vista home in Santa Fe for their loving care. Memorials may be made to Memory Care Alliance for Northern New Mexico.  (505) 310-9752

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