G.P. Angeles and Associates Law Office
What sets G. P. Angeles and Associates Law Office apart from other law firms are three internal elements: people, philosophy and commitment. Fifteen years in the business, we have learned the advantages of hiring lawyers who are intuitive, driven, independent, creative and inquisitive. These kinds of legal minds keep the law firm dynamic, alert and empathic with our client's concerns.
Atty. Galeleo P. Angeles
FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN
G.P. ANGELES & ASSOCIATES LAW OFFICE
ATTY. GALELEO P. ANGELES, THE CHAIRMAN OF G. P. ANGELES AND ASSOCIATES LAW OFFICE, WAS HONORED AS LITIGATION LAWYER OF 2009.
The law firm has been involved in high profile cases featured in the primetime news of major television networks through the years.
Atty. Angeles is a resource speaker/legal advocate in various television progams and the president of a non-government agency focusing on transparency and good governance.
In the News
The Firm has been involved in high profile cases which were featured in several major television networks during primetime news.
In the year 2005, G.P. Angeles and Associates Law Office was established through the untiring effort and initiative of Atty. Galeleo P. Angeles and strategically positioned itself in West Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Few years after, more competent personnel joined the firm including Associate Lawyers, Paralegals, and other administrative staff leading to the expansion of the law firm. The firm is composed of lawyers from well-known law schools who have outstanding training, knowledge of the law and extensive experience to cater the needs of protecting the best interests of clients, offer quality services and cost-effective legal solutions while maintaining the highest standards of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Inspired by the commitment, hard work and talent of its Chairman, its Associates, and other subordinates, the emergent firm enjoyed success and continuous outpour of clients. At present, the firm’s clientele includes a number of local and foreign corporations and individuals engaged in various ventures and industries.
The continuous accomplishments and success of the Firm have kept it focused on its goal to provide commendable legal service and maintain its expertise in all fields of the law.
When clients become friends, that’s a good sign.
Atty. Galeleo P. Angeles is the Chairman of G. P. Angeles and Associates Law Office. He maintains an active legal practice in a number of areas including litigation and civil rights law. What sets G. P. Angeles and Associates Law Office apart from other law firms are our people, our philosophy and our commitment. Over the course of 15 years, the Firm had learned to garner independent, inquisitive, creative and approachable lawyers and other legal personnel. These legal minds keep the law firm alive, alert and empathic with our clients' concerns.
The G. P. Angeles and Associates Law Office style is one part lawyerly acumen, one part social awareness and one part enthusiasm for the work. This mixture produces high-quality legal counsel, grounded in knowledge and honed by conscience and creativity.
Furthermore, G. P. Angeles and Associates Law Office is set apart by our commitment. We owe our clients the most informed advice and the most reliable and responsive service. We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards. And in the fields in which we work, we strive not to be just specialists, but early-warning detectors who understand our clients' business and the legal issues they face in that business context.
I invite you to roam our Web site. It says a lot about us. We hope you find it useful, informative and easy to navigate. As we continue to grow and evolve as a firm, we hope one thing stays exactly the same: our dedication to offering the best legal service, delivered by people you relate to as well as respect. We want to be the kind of people who keep your goals in the forefront, striving to always defend you!
Atty. Galeleo P. Angeles
The Firm is dedicated to uphold and maintain its founding principles of ability, integrity, and dedication in extending prompt, efficient and quality legal services to its clientele. As we are part of a profession with the duty to promote justice, we provide protection to clients’ rights and best interests with warm zeal and entire devotion within the bounds of the law, without regard to one’s financial resources and social standing.
As lawyers cognizant of our duty to the people and the courts, we abide by the precepts of good faith in providing our services with great fidelity to the ethical standards of the legal profession. We adhere to be constantly aware that the practice of law is not a business but a noble profession and that the prime goal of the Firm is to provide high quality legal services to its clients at reasonable cost; to recognize that the legal profession is imbued with a spirit of public service and to encourage the participation of the lawyers of the Firm in public, professional, educational, charitable, cultural, and religious endeavors.
Towards upholding The Firm’s principles, it has committed itself to an aspirational goal of pro bono work to provide adequate legal services from advices to court appearances, to those who greatly need it and to disadvantaged individuals. The Firm believes that doing pro bono works are part of its professional and social responsibility and ensures that access to justice is available to those in need.
Innovation and legal profession do not always go hand in hand; but to ensure quality legal services, The Firm likewise made a dedication to be innovative in this era of rapid change.
The Firm pioneered in configuring an organizational structure that encourages specialization in legal areas while enhancing general practice thereby mobilizing the skills of the team of lawyers.
The Firm likewise became part of widely used comprehensive and integrated computer system for law offices to closely keep track and monitor all case progress. Moreover, to facilitate instantaneous responses to legal queries, the Firm is accessible through social media and its website.
G.P. Angeles and Associates Law Office was established to assist the courts in the administration of justice by providing accessible and quality legal services at a reasonable cost to the public.Core Values
TO OUR CLIENT.
Dedication, efficiency, transparency, integrity, and reliability to its clients.
We give a genuine concern to our clients, understand their desires and work hard to provide exceptional legal services in a sensible, valuable, and efficient basis without charging unnecessary and unreasonable costs to them.
We adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional integrity and commit ourselves to defend their rights with warm zeal and absolute devotion within the bounds of the law, regardless of one’s resources and social standing.TO THE FIRM.
Dependability, diversity, respect and innovation; we foster a congenial and harmonious working environment by promoting open communication, mutual respect, ingenuity, improvement, collaboration and dependability. We leverage diversity as competitive advantage.
The Firm pioneered in configuring an organizational structure that encourages specialization while enhancing general practice, and mobilizing the talents of all its lawyers under a total service concept.
Further, a close monitoring system of the Firm that keeps track of the progress of any case is guaranteed.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Fidelity, efficiency, equality, accessibility and social responsibility to the public. We are committed to continue our long tradition of great fidelity to uphold not only the law but also the ethical standards of the legal profession. We guarantee equal access of quality legal services at a reasonable cost without regard to a person’s social standing.
We recognize that the legal profession is imbued with a spirit of public service hence we will ensure efficient and proper administration of justice.
The Firm likewise attributes its success to its diverse team with various backgrounds. This helps The Firm arrive at best decisions after consideration and balance of different but unique perspectives.
PRO-BONO LEGAL AID
Aware of our responsibility to the society and community, G.P. Angeles and Associates Law Office recognizes its role as a corporate citizen committed to uplift the community it serves. Towards this goal, the Firm continues to devote substantial time and resource to provide pro-bono legal services to the country's marginalized sectors that have no or little means of access to quality legal services. The Firm accepts pro-bono cases and consultation and shows active participation in the legal aid program sanctioned by Accredited Legal Aid Service Providers such as the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Philippine Bar Association. Consequently, donations are regularly earmarked for this charitable and altruistic endeavor.
Law on Property and Real Estate Concerns
- Reconstitution of title
- Re-issuance of Owner's Duplicate copy of title.
- Removal of Annotation in the title under Sec. 7
- Recovery / Surrender of withheld title
- Tranfer of title(sale,donation)
- Extra-judicial &Judicial settlement of Estate & Self Adjudication by Sole Heir
- Real Estate Mortgage
- Foreclosure of Real Estate Mortgage
- HLURB Cases (Claims for refund of payments, failure to transfer title, Homeowner's Association disputes)
- Ejectment Cases
- Lease Agreement Disputes
- DARAB Cases
- Property Disputes (Reconveyance)
- Re-classification of lands
- Cases involving properties bought on installment (Recto Law/Maceda Law)
The Firm addresses its clients’ different property law issues, including but not limited to the following: property management; issuance, reconstitution and consolidation of land titles; registration of untitled lands; re-classification and conversion of lands; vertical and horizontal real estate development; drafting, review and monitoring of contracts; filing, registration and regulatory compliance and addressing regulatory issues to proper government agencies; Torrens title searches and verifications; and conducting due diligence over real properties for acquisition and audit. The Firm likewise handles cancellation of encumbrances on land titles, foreclosure of mortgages, registration and enforcement of liens over properties, easements, servitudes, donation of real and personal properties, ejectment cases, settlement and protection of possession and ownership rights, settlement of land disputes- eviction, foreclosure of mortgage, easements, and quieting of titles. The Legal Team also assists, handles and manages clients’ sale, lease and mortgage transactions for the clients’ benefit and security.
- Annulment of Marriage/Declaration of Nullity of Marriage
- Legal Separation
- Recognition of Divorce Decree
- Claims for child support
- Petitions for Acknowledgment/Heirship of the child
- Adoption of children
- Child custody cases
- Violence against women and children
- Child Abuse
The Firm recognizes the importance of maintaining harmonious family relations because lawsuit between relatives generates deeper bitterness. In line with that, the Firm commits itself to put its earnest effort in order to moderate, negotiate and compromise family disputes.
The Firm dedicates itself in providing services in all aspects of Family Law by advising its clients of the most judicious remedies in all circumstances that they may encounter, including but without limitation to Guardianship, Child Custody, Domestic and Inter-country Adoption, Support, Wills, Probate and Succession, Settlement of Estate and Partition, Marriage Settlements, Legal Separation, Annulment, and Declaration of Nullity of Marriage. The Legal Team, in handling the afore-enumerated array of cases, has ensured that utmost confidentiality is observed bearing in mind the sensitive nature of said proceedings.
In relation to Family Law, the Firm likewise assists clients in cases concerning Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Law (VAWC) where the Firm constantly ensures to safeguard its clients’ interests, most especially the children involved in the cases.
Criminal and Protection Defense
- Bouncing checks
- Libel, Cybercrimes
- Physical Injuries
- Grave Threats
- Rape, Sexual Harassment, Acts of Lasciviousness
- Drug related cases
- Reckless Imprudence resulting to Homicide, damage to property
- Falsification of documents, Forgery
- Arbitrary Detention
- Graft & Corruption cases
- Direct Assault
- Violation of Domicile
The Firm actively engages in criminal prosecution and defense both for individual and corporate clients at all levels of judicial courts, executive departments, and even administrative agencies. The Firm’s Legal Team assists clients during preliminary investigation before the Office of the Prosecutor. Whether the Firm acts for the complainant or the defense, the Legal Team puts its utmost effort in order that justice may be served with expediency.
When the Firm acts as counsel for the Complainant, the Legal Team endeavors to secure conviction of the malefactor by ensuring that the elements of the crime charged are duly proven. When the Firm acts as a counsel for the defense, the Legal Team ensures that the accused is duly accorded of his/her constitutional rights from the time of custodial investigation to the promulgation of judgment. The Legal Team also endeavors to avoid wrongful prosecution and secure the eventual acquittal of an innocent client.
The Firm has counseled for its clients in wide array of crimes and felonies, including without limitation to robbery, theft, estafa, bouncing checks (BP 22), malicious mischief, graft cases, possession of firearms, physical injuries, threats, libel, murder, homicide, violence against women, rape, seduction, assault, drug cases, domestic violence, falsification and perjury.
- Claims for sum of money
- Breach of contract
- Petition for Correction of Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificate
- Small Claims
- Annulment of Contracts
- Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order cases
- Permanent Protection Order and Temporary Protection Order cases
- Consignation cases
- Human relations
- Wills and succession
The Firm’s Legal Team has in-depth knowledge and vast experience in civil law. The Legal Team usually handles cases involving enforcement of contractual rights, specific performance, collection of sum of money, debt collection, rescission of contracts, claims for torts and damages, interpretation and review of contracts.
- SEC cases
- SSS cases
- Voluntary Insolvency proceedings
- One person corporation
- Corporate Rehabilitation
The Firm’s corporate practice extends to a wide range of legal services for business concerns not only to juridical entities but also individuals. Bearing in mind that business entities in the country are highly regulated, the Firm assists its clients in complying with the legal requirements necessary for business formation, its maintenance and during its dissolution and winding up of affairs.
These legal services encompass among others, the registration of juridical entities with proper government agencies regulating its existence, corporate housekeeping, drafting, reviewing and amendment of articles of incorporation, by-laws, company policies and contracts, assistance and advise on the propriety of filing for rehabilitation or insolvency proceedings, and assistance in the dissolution and winding up of corporate affairs of the client.
- Illegal dismissal
- Money claims (Claims for back pay, separation pay, 13th month pay, overtime pay, SSS Benefits)
- Authorized/Valid Dismissal
- Contractualization of workers
The Firm counsels its clients in all the areas of Labor Laws and Employment, as well as its rules and regulations without distinction as to the clients’ claim as an employee or employer.
The Legal Team of the Firm is actively engaged in counseling on various employment issues. When the Firm acts as counsel for employers, it renders advice on the following matters: drafting of collective bargaining agreement, employee benefits, contracts of employment, grounds for dismissing employees, validity of strikes, and other labor standards that should be observed to comply with the requirements of the law. The Firm’s Legal Team ensures that when it aids their clients as to formulation and review of company policies and contract of employments, the minimum requirements of the pertinent Labor Laws are duly complied with to avoid unnecessary labor disputes and thereby promote industrial peace.
On the other hand, when the Firm is a counsel of an employee, it assists its clients in its claims against their employers for non-compliance with the minimum requirements of the labor standards law, for being illegally suspended or dismissed, and the denial of their rights under labor relations law such as its right to form a union, to join a union, the conduct of strike, and the unfair labor practice that has been committed by its employer.
Intellectual Property Law
The Firm does not only facilitate clients concern in the application, and registration of trademarks, patents and copyrights. It also assists in the maintenance, protection, and enforcement of the clients’ rights under the Intellectual Property Law. It extends legal assistance in the prosecution of infringement cases, unfair competition, and other violations of intellectual property Law to the damage of the clients’ interests. The Firm caters its services not only to local but also foreign clients with internationally well-known marks.Aware of our responsibility to the society and community, G.P. Angeles and Associates Law Office recognizes its role as a corporate citizen committed to uplift the community it serves. Towards this goal, the Firm continues to devote substantial time and resource to provide pro-bono legal services to the country's marginalized sectors that have no or little means of access to quality legal services. The Firm accepts pro-bono cases and consultation and shows active participation in the legal aid program sanctioned by Accredited Legal Aid Service Providers such as the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Philippine Bar Association. Consequently, donations are regularly earmarked for this charitable and altruistic endeavor.
To provide an easy access when the need thereto arises, the Firm renders legal services to its retainer client when required in the ordinary course of business. The retainer contract usually pertains to legal documentation for demand letters, letter requests, contracts and other similar documents. For prompt
The Firm assists clients in negotiating the terms and conditions of the agreements they will enter into with other parties. The Legal Team of the Firm makes sure that the clients have complete understanding of the intricacies of the transactions and legal dealings they will enter into. The Firm ensures that the rights and interests of its clients are well-protected during the drafting and the review of the contracts by providing the necessary standard provisions and avoiding ambiguities in the provisions that may prejudice its clients.
The Firm’s Legal Team has in-depth knowledge of the Omnibus Election Code and other election laws, rules and regulations. The Firm assists not only elective officials for both local and national positions, but also candidates for party-list and political parties in pre-campaign, during and even after election periods. To protect the rights of our clients, the Firm also provides services to its client in advising and filing election proceedings such as but not limited to disqualification proceedings, election protests, and quo warranto proceedings, if the need thereto arises.
Pro Bono Legal Aid
The Firm recognizes that the legal profession is imbued with public interest. As such, its Legal Team is committed to perform its social responsibility to the community by providing free access to legal aid services to those who do not have the means to afford the expenses of seeking legal advice. The Firm does not only render legal advice to pro bono clients, its Legal Team ensures that they are assisted with adequate legal services. Pursuant thereto, the Legal Team of the Firm devotes its substantial hours to actively participate in the legal aid programs of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
G.P Angeles and Associates Law Office is composed of highly qualified lawyers with a commitment to professional growth. This is essential to boardening our expertise, strengthening our service and enhancing our prospects to get new clients. These lawyers have strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, character, sound judgement, and leadership potential.
G.P Angeles and Associates Law Office knows that to become successful, lawyers need to develop strength in a broad range of competencies, including;
- Building strong professional relationships
- Managing people,stress and complex transactions
- Exhibiting good judgement and sound instincts
- Mastering the ability to show their expertise
At G.P Angeles and Associates Law Office, Lawyers have the opportunity to develop and strengthen these qualities through training, mentoring, evaluation and advancement. Lawyers are actively involved in their own development and take advantage of resources and opportunities provided to achieve their professional goals.
Our tradition of hard work and our modern approach to the law give us the edge to help defend and you.
Our diverse group of legal counselors are adept at determining core issues and analyzing legal options all aimed at providing our clients with the best course of action possible under given set of circumstances.
Atty. Galeleo P. AngelesFounder/Chairman
Atty. Ralph Lawrence M. MargalloSenior Associate Bagac, Bataan
Atty. Stephanie S. FlorendoSenior Associate Meycauayan, Bulacan
Atty. Ma. Emmanuelle C. EjercitoJunior Associate Quezon City, Metro Manila
Atty. Roger S. Ranigo, Jr.Junior Associate
Atty. Joelle Erika E. FernandoJunior Associate