The Partners

Atty. JEAN FRANCOIS D. RIVERA, III

 

Atty. Rivera graduated from the University of the Philippines (“UP”) with degrees in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy and Bachelor of Laws, as a recipient of the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence, and as a member of the prestigious honor society, the Order of the Purple Feather. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Atty. Rivera started his career in 1999 with the top auditing firm in the country – Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (“SGV & Co.”) as an associate of SGV & Co.’s Tax Compliance Group. While attending law school, he also had a stint with the House of Representatives as the Chief Political Affairs Officer of the Hon. Ruy Elias Lopez, and interned with the UP Office of Legal Aid.

 

Upon graduation from the UP College of Law, Atty. Rivera received his law training from the leading law firm of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz as part of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and its Tax Department. He was also, at one time, a Technical Assistant to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s Deputy Commissioner for Legal and Enforcement Department. Atty. Rivera served as professor in accounting at the Ateneo de Manila University, and is presently a lecturer in business law at the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration.

 

He served as a special consultant to the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Justice and now at the UP Law Center’s Institute of Government and Law Reform.

Atty. Rivera is currently serving as the National Treasurer of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

 

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration and Alternative Modes of Dispute Resolution
  • Political Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Corporation Law
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law

 

Atty. Rivera may be reached at [email protected]

 

Atty. LINUS T. GALIAS

 

Atty. Galias graduated from the University of the Philippines with degrees in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in Special Education, and Bachelor of Laws.

 

Atty. Galias interned at the UP Office of Legal Aid, and thereafter joined the law firm, Soriano Velez & Partners Law Offices in 2006. He later worked for the Abbas Alejandro-Abbas Francisco Law Offices until 2007, before joining the Estayan & Associates Law Office as a Junior Partner.  In 2009, Atty. Galias became a Partner at DGR Law.

 

Atty. Galias also served as a special consultant to the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Justice, and is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter and the Capitol Bar Association.

 

Practice Areas:

  •     Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  •     Criminal Law
  •     Civil and Family Law
  •     Labor Law
  •     Administrative Law

 

Atty. Galias may be reached at [email protected].