Mr. Eduardo V. De Mesa
Eduardo V. De Mesa heads the Litigation and Labor Department. He is a seasoned litigator and has extensive experience in civil, criminal, labor, commercial, tax and administrative litigation. He has handled numerous civil and criminal cases both before the trial courts and appellate courts and administrative bodies, including the COMELEC and COA.
Mr. Othello C. Carag
Othello C. Carag is the Firm's Managing Partner. As a licensed CPA-Lawyer, Mr. Carag specializes in taxation, corporate and commercial law. He has extensive practice in assisting both corporate and individual clients on matters involving income tax planning; capital gains tax planning for sale, transfer or exchange of shares of stock and real properties; estate planning and gifting strategies; tax planning related to mergers, acquisition and tax deferred re-organizations; and tax controversies.
Ms. Priscilla F. Zaballero
Priscilla F. Zaballero heads the Corporate and Commercial Law Department. Ms. Zaballero handles a broad range of transactional and corporate matters, with extensive background in mergers and acquisitions, taxation, government procurement, real estate and development projects, information technology, government contracts, and securities. Ms. Zaballero likewise heads the Intellectual Property Department which handles trademark, patent, utility model, and industrial design applications, as well as licensing agreements.
Ms. Maria Theresa C. San Pablo-Llamado
A licensed CPA-Lawyer, Maria Theresa C. San Pablo-Llamado heads the Firm's Taxation Department. She has an extensive practice on tax planning, compliance and litigation, and in assisting clients secure remedies against tax assessments and apply for tax exemption, tax treaty relief, refund and issuance of tax credit certificates. Her practice areas also include corporate mergers and acquisitions, due diligence audits and contract review and negotiations.
Ms. Liza H. Abiera
Liza H. Abiera heads the Firm's Special Projects Department. A licensed CPA-Lawyer, she practices in the areas of commercial and corporate law, taxation and government procurement.
Ms. Abiera received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 2003, graduating with a Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy in 1997 from the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.
Mr. Jhimmy P. Santiago
Jhimmy P. Santiago is a partner of the Litigation and Labor Department, and handles various cases involving, among others, civil and commercial law disputes, family law, criminal and labor law litigation, intracorporate disputes, intellectual property issues, and torts.