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Stands at the forefront of excellence in the legal profession and dedication to the needs and interests of its clients. As a full-service law firm, it is committed to delivering competent and effective legal service that promptly addresses the needs of its clients in all areas of law such as civil, criminal, administrative, commercial, labor, family law, election law, banking, taxation, torts and damages, estate planning, contracts, agrarian reform, construction, immigration, transportation, foreign investments, intellectual property, natural resources and environment, and information technology. The Firm places paramount importance on the unique requirements of its individual clients by maintaining a close working relationship with them, thus, enabling the Firm to provide tailor-made services to meet their specific needs

The APP team of lawyers is a convergence of active, experienced and innovative legal practitioners in diverse fields of law. Composed of top graduates from the leading law schools in the Philippines, the team has a collective track record of academic excellence. With almost unlimited worth of collective experience in legal practice under its belt, the APP team combines the solid track record of its founding partners with the vitality and fresh perspectives of its associates in a cooperative team approach in providing creative, effective and timely solutions to the needs of its clients.

Vision Statement:

To be a dynamic, reliable, and reputable law firm with an established tradition of competence and excellence.

By dynamic, we are innovative and creative in providing legal solutions. We think out of the box.

By reliable, we assure quality and timely legal services. We go the extra mile.

By reputable, we stand on a distinguished track record of experience and performance. We excel.

Mission Statement:

To achieve this, we shall:

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General Counseling and Retainer Services

APP serves its retainer clients by rendering routine consultations, advice and opinion as well as preparation of ordinary contracts and other documents which are required in the usual course of business of the clients.

Consultation services include the rendering of advice and legal opinions on pertinent laws, rules and regulations.

APP lawyers also render service as directors, consultants and/or corporate secretaries for clients.

Documentation services refer to the preparation or review of simple and ordinary agreements or deeds, including simple claims or demand letters. These include agreements that require extensive documentation or negotiations.

Special Services

Special services generally refer to those that entail extensive negotiations, research or documentation, or those that involve litigation, adversarial or dispute resolution matters and all services requiring appearance or representation before judicial, quasi-judicial, legislative, administrative or arbitral officials or bodies (including, but not limited to, the Department of Labor and Employment, National Labor Relations Commission, Commission on Immigration and Deportation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Intellectual Property Office, National Telecommunications Commission, Board of Investments, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Bureau of Customs). Such services include the study and evaluation of prospective or current claims, disputes or litigation and/or the rendering of opinions relative to such matters.

The APP team of lawyers is a convergence of active, experienced and innovative legal practitioners in diverse fields of law. Composed of top graduates from the leading law schools in the Philippines, the team has a collective track record of academic excellence. With almost unlimited worth of collective experience in legal practice under its belt, the APP team combines the solid track record of its founding partners with the vitality and fresh perspectives of its associates in a cooperative team approach in providing creative, effective and timely solutions to the needs of its clients.

 

1. Litigation

APP handles all areas of civil, commercial and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate stages, and whether before judicial, administrative, or quasi-judicial bodies, including those in the following areas:

2. Labor

APP provides legal services to clients in labor matters before the Department of Labor and Employment, National Labor Relations Commission, Bureau of Labor Relations, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and other agencies concerned with labor standards and relations. In addition to general litigation involving personnel action, strikes, and similar issues, APP provides specialized services to clients in the following areas:

3. Corporate, Special Projects and Intellectual Property

APP also provides legal services and solutions for corporate and other business requirements in the following areas:

4. Tax

APP represents clients in proceedings relating to taxation before judicial bodies, including the Court of Tax Appeals, and administrative matters before the Department of Finance, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Customs, Tariff Commission, Board of Assessment Appeals and local government units.

 

Specialized tax services that APP provides include:

Jesse H. T. Andres

Managing Partner

Edgar Dennis A. Padernal

Partner

Jose Raulito E. Paras

Partner

Maricris B.Pahate

Junior Partner

Allelu N. De Jesus

Senior Associate

Joseph L. Banguis

Senior Associate

Ma. Carolina P. Donsol

Junior Associate

Ruskin G. Principe

Junior Associate

Melissa Antonette D. Andaya-Tay

Junior Associate

Karina Kirstie Paola R. Ayco

Junior Associate

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