Areas of Practice

While we are a relatively young law firm, our lawyers received their training from top law firms in the country. In addition to being a general practice firm, we have extensive experience and expertise in the following areas of law practice:

 

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Litigation

We represent clients in virtually all aspects of litigation, whether it be criminal, civil, or administrative in nature. We employ, at every turn and in the best way we can, the most up-to-date and modern approach, especially fitted to the client’s special and particular needs.

Our lawyers have wide exposure and experience in handling litigation work, more specifically, committed representation before trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies and various instrumentalities of the government. We are also adept at approaching legal problems via alternative modes of dispute resolution – considered as the wave of the future. Our lawyers have experience in appearing before, among others, the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, as well as assisting clients before mediation and compromise proceedings.

Our lawyers, likewise, have familiarity handling intricate litigation cases for major corporations, including, but not limited to: banks, financial institutions, multi-national corporations, large construction companies, conglomerates, health and medical companies, business process outsourcing companies, and real estate companies.

At the core of this practice always is the consideration that unnecessary costs are avoided and, more importantly, that justice is served.

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Taxation

DGRLAW regularly advises its clients in practically all dimensions of taxation law, including tax planning and structuring of tax saving devices, estate planning, preparation of deeds, agreements, and other legal documents to implement tax avoidance mechanisms. Our tax attorney, himself a former officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and who is also a certified public accountant, has broad experience in representing clients in tax litigation cases before the BIR, Bureau of Customs (“BOC”), local taxing authorities, the Court of Tax Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

We provide aggressive representation before the aforementioned governmental agencies in case of tax deficiency assessments, or local tax assessments, in addition to providing representation for and assistance to our clients with respect to the statutory and administrative requirements before the BIR, BOC, Department of Trade and Industry, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Investments, and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (“PEZA”), as well as, other regulatory government agencies.

Our lawyers also have specialized skills in estate and corporate tax planning, which include, among others, tax efficient management of transfers and exchanges of properties, testate and intestate succession, and the establishment of trusts and preparation of trust agreements.

The firm also offers special engagements such as tax compliance audits.

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Corporate and Commercial Practice

Our lawyers at DGRLAW likewise offers its clients proficient and competent experience in handling corporate and commercial matters, which range from regular corporate services, contract drafting and review, advice in labor related matters, to the rendering of advice in connection with planned acquisitions and mergers, due diligence legal audits, and assistance in intracorporate and intercorporate disputes before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the regular courts.

We also take care of intellectual property rights enforcement and protection for our clients.


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Special Projects

At DGRLAW clients always come first. We are ever conscious that each and every client has specific requirements or individual and unique needs. Our lawyers go the extra-mile in finding solutions that are responsive to that particular and distinct concern.

In this sincere desire, we also offer our clients, among others, the following services:

  • Assistance in business set-up. This includes, but is not limited to, incorporation and SEC Registration, filing and processing applications for BIR Registration, Local Government Business Permits, as well as, Department of Trade and Industry Registration.
  • Assistance in winding-up and dissolution of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. In winding-up, the client is given assistance in filing the necessary documentary and compliance requirements for the termination of the business entity before the BIR, LGU, SEC, and DTI, as the case may be.
  • Preparation and request for tax rulings from administrative agencies such as the BIR (in the case of effecting a tax-free exchanges, and tax treaty relief, for instance), the Bureau of Local Government Finance (in the case of rulings on local taxes), and the SEC.
  • Facilitation of property exchanges and titling of real properties.
  • Assistance in complying with visa, immigration, and Employment Permit Requirements for foreigners
  • Assistance in filing and facilitating applications, permits, and reportorial requirements with government agencies, including special regulatory agencies, such as the SEC, BIR, PEZA, Bureau of Customs, National Telecommunications Commission, Land Transportation and Franchise Regulatory Board, Land Registration Authority, Energy Regulatory Board, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, and the Board of Investments.
  • Advocacy assistance before the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives
  • Preparation and/ or review of contracts, agreements, deeds, and other legal instruments.
  • Drafting or Review of Technical Contracts
  • Assistance and representation in negotiations