PRACTICE AREAS - ABO LAW FIRM

PRACTICE AREAS

CORPORATE LAW AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

The primary thrust of the firm’s practice, corporation law and special projects. The firm’s services include assistance and documentation in setting-up of corporations including the crafting of articles of incorporation and by-laws and the acquisition of various permits and certifications from local and national government entities. 

The firm also provides corporate secretarial services for corporations.The firm also handles corporate housekeeping and monitoring of compliance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other national agencies and local government units.

The firm provides legal assistance and counsel to various complex corporate issues for our clients including, corporate restructuring, debt negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and filing of bankruptcy.

POWER AND MINING

 The firm has valuable experience in handling various legal matters in connection with the different laws on power and energy, and mining. The firm assists clients with their applications and permits regarding their business with the pertinent government agencies and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. The firm also represent clients in various administrative processes of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR).

LITIGATION

Criminal cases

The firm handles various cases in criminal litigation including prosecution of criminal cases or handling defense depending on the client’s needs. The firm is experienced in representing clients in various stages of criminal cases from the filing thereof with the prosecutor’s office, trial in the lower courts, to litigation in appellate courts. 

Civil, Marriage, and Family law cases

The firm has a wealth of experience handling litigation in civil law matters including cases for collection of sum of money, ejectments, contracts and enforcement, damages, land registration, and corrections of birth certificates to name a few. The firm also handles litigation in connection with family law including declaration of nullity and annulment of marriage, adoption, support, and wills and succession.

Administrative

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The firm represent clients in various government agencies for a wide array of legal issues including issues with vehicle registration in the Land Transportation Office (LTO), franchises and certificates of public convenience with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and many others. 

       The firm maintains a practice on various labor laws and their correct applications. The firm provides legal advice and assistance with documentation regarding various governmental requirements on labor and employment and mandatory government benefits (SSS, Philhealth, and Pagibig). Further, in case of a labor dispute, the firm represents clients before the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) 

The firm also provides legal support to human resources departments of companies by crafting and optimizing their rules and regulations in consonance under existing laws, thereby, protecting them from any damaging liabilities.

        The firm also handles labor relations issues including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and unionization.

Naturalization and Immigration

The firm provides legal support for those desiring to be a naturalized citizen of the Philippines or those who are in need of assistance as regards the process of immigration. Our services include preparation of the necessary documents and applications for naturalization and immigration and in connection thereto, representation in courts of law and other government agencies if warranted.

TAXATION

 The firm handles matters with regard to taxation including compliance with the National Internal Revenue Code (national taxation), Local Government Code (local taxation) and other rules and regulations of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the different local government units. The firm also represents clients before the BIR and local government units in case of a dispute surrounding tax assessments and compliances.

The firm helps clients in their tax and estate planning to ensure that they can maximize and protect their profits and liquidity legally.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The firm handles applications of different IPs like patent, copyright, trademark, domain name and the like for its clients. In case of violations of IP rights, the firm is capable in representing IP holders before the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the courts to ensure that their rights are protected.