Firm History

Firm History

In 2007, Atty. Rafael R. De Guzman, Jr. joined the law firm Estayan & Associates as special counsel. Attys. Linus T. Galias and Ruel Ulysses E. De Guzman, who both received their law practice training in litigation and special projects from the law firm Soriano Velez & Partners, later joined Estayan & Associates as Junior Partners that same year.  Atty. Ruel Ulysses E. De Guzman was later on appointed as Corporate Attorney to the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR).

With the demise of Atty. Estayan in 2008, Atty. Rafael R. De Guzman, Jr. took the helm and ably steered the firm to where it is at the present. Also in 2008, the firm welcomed the entry of another partner into its fold, CPA – Lawyer, Atty. Jean Francois D. Rivera, III, who brings with him a wealth of experience in litigation and dispute resolution, taxation and corporation law from Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices – one of the leading law offices in the country. The law firm has since changed its partnership name to DE GUZMAN GALIAS & RIVERA LAW OFFICES (“DGR Law”).