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Lorebette Garrido Grandea

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (1998)
  • Master in Christian Leadership, Asian Theological Seminary; Cum Laude (1992)
  • LIA-COM, Bachelor of Arts major in Economics and Bachelor of Science major in Accounting, University of St. La Salle – Bacolod; Cum Laude (1988)
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1988-present
  • Professorial Lecturer (Tax, Evidence, Labor, Civil Procedure, Economics) — University of St. La Salle, Bacolod (SY 1989 & 2003-2010) & University of Negros Occidental Recoletos (SY 2009-to date)
  • Counsel, Kaisahan 2018-present

Areas of Practice

  • Tax law and accounting; tax and management services
  • Estate planning and related laws
  • Local Government laws and related practice
  • General counselling and litigation involving civil, commercial, and criminal laws

Previous Affiliations

  • CEO II, Philippine Deposit Insurance Commission on Secondment to the Department of Finance, Office of the Secretary
  • Coordinator, Peasant Unit, Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN)
  • Partner, Angeles Grandea & Paler Law Office
  • Associate, Soriano Lu Reyes
  • Accountant, Philippine Heart Center
  • Secretary General, National Unification Commission, Neg. Occ.
  • Branch Accountant, Urban Bank, Bacolod City Branch
  • Accountant, H.O.P.E. Volunteers Found., Inc.

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Asia G. Canieso-Sproten

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (2004)
  • Diploma in Industrial Relations, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines, Diliman (1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Studies (Language), College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman (1993)
  • Professorial Lecturer (Persons and Family Relations, and Private International Law) —University of St. La Salle, College of Law, Bacolod City ( June 2005 – to date)
  • Burkley and Aquino Law Office, Pasig, Of Counsel (January 2012 – to date)

Areas of Practice

  • Family law and related practice
  • Corporate and labor laws and related practice
  • Administrative law, public international law, and public health law
  • General counselling and litigation involving civil, commercial, and criminal laws

Previous Affiliations

  • Consultant, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)
  • Policy Advocacy Officer, Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) – Province of Negros Occidental, Environment and Natural Resources Governance (ENRG) Project
  • Consultant and legal retainer, KAISAHAN (an NGO based in Manila) being implemented in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, in partnership with PATANOM (an NGO based in Iloilo)
  • Consultant, OXFAM Hongkong
  • Consultant, Akado Women’s Group, Suba District, Kenya
  • Policy Advocacy Officer, National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO)
  • Researcher, Garilao and Associates, Inc.
  • Executive Assistant IV to the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Legal Affairs, Department of Agrarian Reform, Central Office
  • Research Associate, Governance and Rural Development (GRD) Consultants
  • Executive Assistant IV, Task Force on the Manila People’s Forum on APEC
  • University Research Associate, Center for Integrative and Development Studies-Education Research Program (CIDS-ERP), University of the Philippines, Diliman

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Mary Jude Cantorias Marvel (Currently On Leave)

  • Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution (with a concentration in International Litigation and Commercial Arbitration), University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, USA (Rankin M. Gibson LL.M. Scholarship) (2010)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University School of Law (2000)
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development Education, College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman (1995)
  • Associate Dean of Law School (2019-2021) and Professorial Lecturer (ADR, Commercial Law Review, Corporation Law, Torts and Damages, Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Finance Law, Investments Law, Sales Law) — University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos School of Law (2017-2021); Arellano University of School of Law ( 2001-2015)

Areas of Practice

  • General corporate practice — general advisory on corporate governance, commercial, and compliance matters
  • Due diligence activities for shares acquisition, assets purchase, mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate transactional law, including contracts negotiation and documentation
  • Corporate secretarial services
  • Loan syndication, refinancing and restructuring of syndicated loans
  • Intellectual property rights prosecution, registration, and maintenance
  • ADR, including mediation and arbitration
  • General counselling and litigation involving civil and commercial laws

Previous Affiliations

  • Partner, DivinaLaw Law Offices, Manila
  • Associate, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC
  • Volunteer Mediator, Better Business Bureau, Metropolitan New York, NYC
  • Facilitator for Ex-post monitoring mission for anti-money laundering project, European Commission, Manila
  • National Staff Consultant/Legal Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Manila
  • Legal Adviser/Documentation Attorney, Equitable PCI Bank (now BDO), Manila
  • Associate, VE Del Rosario (VERA Law), Manila
  • Supervising Legislative/Technical Officer, Philippine Senate, Office of Senator Robert Jaworski (ret.), Manila
  • Law Clerk/Court Attorney IV, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Office of Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing (ret.), Manila

Contact Us

G/F Rm. 116; 2/F Rms 222 & 223 VSB bldg., 7th St Corner Lacson St, Bacolod City

gcc.lawoffice@gmail.com

034-213-0924 / 034-709-0599