Practitioners

LEGAL TEAM

Atty. Donato Gonzalez along with his team emphasizes the ability to find innovative solutions to the most complex of legal problems. As the founder and name partner, he is considered a visionary. Starting off as one of the best litigators in the region, he smoothly transitioned to keep up with the changing demands and catered to corporate needs of the biggest industries in the country. He heads the firm’s practice in energy, oil & gas projects, infrastructure, advertising and is an established practitioner in the real estate industry. He is known for his capability to provide multi-faceted legal advice and due diligence, making way for seamless legal services.

Atty. Barbie E. Samson, the current managing partner of The Firm, is a known advocate to Women’s rights. She is guided by the core values of integrity, teamwork, quality/diligence and commitment. She possesses considerable expertise in Family Law, Violence Against Women and Children Law (VAWC), Adoption and Custody Cases.

Atty. Alfred Edison Tan, the senior associate of the firm, acts for industry regulators and corporate concerns including SEC incorporation, PEZA and BOI registration. His commitment to excellence is incomparable as he recognizes the value of efficient, effective and quality service to The Firm’s clients. He is one of the firm’s top court practitioners and handles criminal cases from Adultery, Concubinage, Violations of B.P. 22, Estafa and Murder, among others.

Atty. Arl P.Lim, another senior associate of the firm, with his broad experience in Intellectual Property Law as well as Patent registration, puts him in a vantage position to identify and exceptionally address concerns in these areas. He also specializes in Labor Cases, Dispute Resolutions, Arbitration, Torts, Land Titling and other processes with the Register of Deeds.

Atty. Demi Lynn B. Yap, the youngest associate at the firm, showed unparalleled commitment in the practice of the legal profession and focuses on spheres of law such as immigration, taxation, banking, collection cases and commercial disputes. She effectively handles a full range of immigration matters, including spousal and employment-based visas, consular processing, and lifting of HDO’s and watchlist orders before the BOI.

To date, The Firm advocates and continue to distinguish itself as one of the top-rated law firms in the Visayas and Mindanao. The Firm’s varied and prestigious clients include local business, corporations, developers, and international investors.