Senior Associates

  • Sheryl F. Balot

    sfbalot@pjslaw.com

    Infrastructure

    Sheryl F. Balot received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2011 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2012. She also obtained her degree in Bachelor of Science major in Economics, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines in 2002. Prior to joining PJS Law, she was a project development officer at the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines from 2003 to 2011.

  • Elaine Marie Laceda-Martinez

    eglaceda@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Elaine Marie G. Laceda received her degrees in Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business and Far Eastern University Institute of Law in 2011 and attained the 9th highest ranking in the Philippine Bar Examinations that same year. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the De La Salle University where she graduated in 2005. Prior to joining PJS Law, she was formerly an Associate with the Ponce Enrile Reyes and Manalastas Law Office.

  • Rachelle Lim-Magtanggol

    rlmagtanggol@pjslaw.com

    Labor, Energy Litigation

    Rachelle received her Master of Business Administration-Juris Doctor (MBA-JD) degrees from the De La Salle University–Far Eastern University consortium in 2012, where she graduated with honors in her J.D. class (silver medalist) and with distinction from her M.B.A. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2013. She was previously an Associate with the Reyes-Fajardo Law Office and has conducted lectures on Labor Standards and Management Prerogatives for private corporations. She currently teaches Obligations and Contracts at the University of Makati-College of Business Administration.

  • Sergio Ildefonso Felipe O. Pinlac

    sopinlac@pjslaw.com

    Received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2013 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2014. Formerly an associate lawyer with Chavez Miranda and Aseoche Law, he has been deeply indoctrinated with litigation practice taking on various criminal, civil, and labor-related cases. Moreover, he is also well-versed in the field of government procurement.

  • Roberto Miguel D. Ramiro

    mdramiro@pjslaw.com

    Energy Litigation, Infrastructure, Labor

    Roberto Miguel D. Ramiro received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2013 where he graduated with honors. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2014. He likewise obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Management from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009.

  • Jewelynn Gay B. Zareno

    jbzareno@pjslaw.com

    Taxation

    Jewelynn Gay B. Zareno received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2012. She also completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from De La Salle University in 2005 and was admitted as a Certified Public Accountant the following year. She has previously worked as an Associate in the Technology and Security Risk (now IT Risk and Assurance) Services of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo and Co.


Associates

  • Andrei Laurence V. Aquino

    avaquino@pjslaw.com

    Labor, Corporate & Commercial Law

    Received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2015 where she graduated with honors. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016. She likewise obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University in 2010.

  • Jan Catherine I. Alegre

    cialegre@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 2016 and was admitted to the Philippine bar the following year. Received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011.

  • Pearl Charisse D. Bautista

    pdbautista@pjslaw.com

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    Pearl received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo De Manila University in 2014 where she graduated with honors. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2015. She also graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Legal Management (honorable mention) from the De La Salle University in 2010.

  • Edan Marri R. Cañete

    ercanete@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law, Competition

    Edan received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 2014 and was admitted to the Philippine bar the following year. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from the same university in 2006.

  • Marianne M. Cariño

    mmcarino@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Marianne received her Bachelor of Science degree, major in Legal Management, minor in Finance, from the Ateneo de Manila University. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the same university where she graduated with Second Honors. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016.

  • Ma. Celine Angela K. De Guzman

    ckdeguzman@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Received her Juris Doctor degree from the UP College of Law in 2016, and was admitted to the Philippine bar the following year. Received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ateneo De Manila University in 2011, majoring in Business Management, and has a minor in English Literature.

  • Amapolo J. Española

    ajespanola@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Apo received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism also from the same university in 2012 where she graduated with honors. She was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2017.

  • Jeric Angelo B. Galon

    jbgalon@pjslaw.com

    Taxation, Real Estate

    Jeric received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2016, where he graduated with honors. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy obtained from the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod in 2008, and was admitted as a Certified Public Accountant that same year. He was previously an Associate at the Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. and was an instructor at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod.

  • Jorella P. Gan

    jpgan@pjslaw.com

    Jella received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2015 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with special focus on Global Marketing and Consumer Behavior from the University of the Philippines in 2011.

  • Kathleen Kirby P. Hipolito

    kphipolito@pjslaw.com

    Infrastructure, Taxation

    Kathleen received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree under the evening program of the University of the Philippines in 2015 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, which she completed in 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining PJS Law, she has previously worked with the Manila Electric Company as a Finance Process Analyst for five years.

  • Giselle C. Jose

    gcjose@pjslaw.com

    Giselle received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2017. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the same University in 2013 where she graduated with honors. Giselle was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016.

  • Jose Carlos P. Marin

    cpmarin@pjslaw.com

    Labor, Infrastructure

    Received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies: Anglo-American Literature from the University of the Philippines in 2012. He was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2017. Prior to joining PJS Law, he interned at Bengzon, Negre, and Untalan, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Ateneo School of Government.

  • Miguel Antonio L. Mendoza

    mlmendoza@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Received his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2013, and was admitted to the Philippine bar the following year. Received his Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Major in Communications Technology from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009. Prior to joining PJS Law, he worked as an associate at the law firms of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz, and Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos.

  • Viktor Ivan Nicolo T. Morales

    vtmorales@pjslaw.com

    Labor, Corporate & Commercial Law

    Received his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2016, and was admitted to the Philippine bar the following year. Received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Political Science from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2012. Prior to joining PJS Law, he worked as a legal intern at the law firm of Tantoco, Villanueva, De Guzman, and Llamas.

  • Glorie Anne Pineda

    gapineda@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Glorie obtained her degree in Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2015, where she graduated with honors. She also received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the same university in 2011. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016.

  • Ma. Concepcion G. Retirado

    cgretirado@pjslaw.com

    Mikee obtained her degree in Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Ateneo de Manila University - School of Law in 2017. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems degree from the same university in 2011. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2018.

  • Nonalyn S. Superable

    nssuperable@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines – Diliman in 2011. She was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2016.