Atty. Ritchie Z. Tejana


Address:

105 P. Burgos Street, Alang - Alang, Mandaue City,Cebu

About:

Ritchie is an associate lawyer of Asia Pacific's leading Top Tier law firm, Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. His law practice includes corporate services, special projects, tax advisory & compliance, labor & immigration, real estate due diligence & acquisition, litigation and dispute resolution. He is also an Audit, Accounting and Tax Practitioner specializing in external & internal audits, tax compliance & payroll reviews, outsourced services, compilations and other related services.

He was the Head of the Business Law & Taxation Cluster and Faculty Member of the University of San Carlos. He was the Student Training Program Coordinator of the University of San Carlos - Department of Accountancy for three years since 2014.

Prior to having his own practice, he was an audit in-charge at P&A Grant Thornton, a leading accounting firm in the Philippines. He handled audit and assurance services for clients in various industries including manufacturing, power distribution, education, banking and real estate. He was also the Accounting Manager of Alliance Software Inc., a leading IT company serving clients not only in the Philippines, as well as overseas.

He graduated top of his class and a summa cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2010 and topped the CPA Board Exam on May of the same year. In 2017, he earned a degree of Juris Doctor in the University of San Carlos then took and passed the 2017 Bar Exam. He was admitted to the Bar last June 2018.

Year:

Admitted to the Bar in 2018

Specialization:

Civil litigation
Corporate and Business Law
General Corporate Services
Labor and Employment
Naturalization and Immigration
Real Estate
Special Projects
Taxation

Experience:

1. Experience in handling civil, criminal, and commercial cases before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and various trial courts;

2. Assisted and represented clients in a number of labor cases before the Labor Arbiters, National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) and the appellate courts;

3. Experience handling immigration matters before the Bureau of Immigration, Department of Justice, and the Office of the President e.g. petition to lift exclusions, applications for SWP, 9(g) visa, etc.;

4. Experience in the conduct of legal due diligence involving manufacturing enterprises, resorts, and property acquisitions, drafting and reviewing contracts;

5. Provided regular advice to clients on various available investment vehicles in the country vis-a-vis the Foreign Investments Act and the Anti-Dummy Law, property acquisitions, diverse labor matters as illegal dismissal, and unfair labor practices, as well as, matters on taxation such as taxability of property transfers and acquisitions, cross-border transfer pricing, and exemptions from taxation;

6. Assisted in claims for tax refund and processing of Certificates Authorizing Registration and tax clearances in various transfers before the Bureau of Internal Revenue;

7. Experience in handling corporate services and business transactions in connection with: (1) general corporate housekeeping, (2) registration with the SEC for establishment of domestic corporation/subsidiary, (3) SEC application for license to transact business in the Philippines, (4) capital restructuring, (5) amendments of incorporation documents and by-laws, (6) stock transfers, (7) advisories on various aspects of corporate law, (8) sits as member of the board in various corporations.

Legal Education:

University of San Carlos (Juris Doctor, 2017)

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