Our Team

MEET THE EXPERTS

MEET THE EXPERTS

Our Team

MANAGING PARTNER

Jun B. Lopez

Atty. Renato B. Lopez, Jr. is a seasoned and well-rounded lawyer who has built a solid and comprehensive legal practice for the last 25 years. Jun, as he is fondly called by friends, honed his topnotch lawyering skills handling various aspects of corporate law and litigation work in his capacity as Associate, Senior Associate, and Partner in the well-established law offices of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; Puyat Jacinto & Santos; and Paredes Lopez & Garcia, respectively. His years of law practice with these firms, working with some of the most celebrated legal luminaries in the country, have more than adequately exposed him to a broad spectrum of legal issues, ranging from simple corporate housekeeping chores to complex and often misunderstood commercial law topics and transactions. He has likewise immersed in almost all aspects of civil, criminal, and administrative litigation.

PARTNER

Deo P. Custodio (On Leave)

Atty. Deogracias P. Custodio is an expert and leader in special economic zones and freeports.

Currently, Deo is on leave from the Firm. He serves as Assistant Vice President for Policy and National Relations at ACEN. Previously, he was Chief Legal Counsel for Udenna Land, Inc, including its subsidiaries and affiliates, under the Udenna Group of Companies where he lent his expertise for the development of Clark Global City, an emerging commercial business district in the Clark Freeport Zone. In said capacity, Deo crafted and negotiated commercial contracts, advised on corporate structuring, oversees compliance with legal regulations, and represented the companies before various government regulatory agencies.

PARTNER

Bebong A. Muñoz

 
Atty. Albert A. Muňoz is a lawyer-entrepreneur with a focus on Media and Business Transactions.

He is the founder and owner of media companies which specialize in contract law and negotiations in the entertainment industry. He is also engaged in mergers and acquisition of SMEs, and provides legal and business advice on real estate transactions.

Prior to LCMC, Bebong was Head of Programming and Talent Management at TV5 of the MVP Group of Companies. He also served as an international business consultant in New York and Asia. He was the Director for Asia Region of Development Finance International, a Washington DC-based development finance company. In New York, he was an Economic Development Marketing Advisor of the Government of Puerto Rico and other US local governments. He also served as a Government Reinvention Advisor as part of the Public Strategies Group for the City of New York.

PARTNER

Mia Andal-Castro

 
Atty. Carmela Andal-Castro is an expert on children’s rights, women issues and working with non-profit corporations. In 2016, she received The Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) Award for her contributions to society on law and child protection.

Mia has more than fifteen years of experience as a management executive and attorney in the areas of family law and criminal litigation. Throughout her career, she has been at the forefront of women and children issues, having successfully prosecuted dozens of child abuse, child sex trafficking, and violence against women and children (VAWC) cases. She has worked closely with various government agencies, and non-government organizations on policy matters, implementation and capacity building endeavors on a wide range of children’s rights and issues.

OF COUNSEL

Sol B. Castro

Atty. Solomon R. B. Castro sits as Of-Counsel at LCMC Law. He is an internationally trained lawyer with over 25 years’ professional experience in PPPs, infrastructure and corporate finance, and development consulting. He is the Co-founder, Co-owner and Managing Director of CFP Strategic Transaction Advisors, Inc.. He has advised many global companies and government sponsors on major infrastructure transactions in power, water, transportation, information technology, solid waste management and property development. His expertise spans all key stages of a project’s development, from feasibility assessments and risk profiling, to deal structuring, contract negotiations, and tender design and strategy.

Sol has an established track record in leading technical assistance and transaction advisories of the IFC, World Bank/IBRD, ADB and bilateral donor agencies in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries. He has also consulted for various Philippine government agencies and state-owned enterprises including the DOF, BOT Center (now the PPP Center), DOTr, NEDA, MWSS, and LWUA. He has led and participated in many transaction advisory teams that have advised on high value PPP projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos and Mongolia.

ASSOCIATE

Lenie E. Rocha

 
Atty. Lenie Rocel E. Rocha’s law practice revolves around corporate, labor, intellectual property, civil and criminal litigation, as well as in international arbitration. She was part of the team that won a high-stakes arbitration case against the Republic of the Philippines and has co-authored an article on the Journal of International Arbitration regarding the practice of arbitration in the country. Lenie has advised corporate clients on broad strategies for compliance on corporation law and regulations as well as technical requirements for corporate acts paving way for closed contractual deals, transferred shares and acquired corporate properties. She has likewise appeared before different courts and quasi-judicial agencies both inside and outside Metro Manila, representing corporate and individual clients. She offers her diverse legal knowledge through a consistent brand of quality, compassion and effectiveness that seeks to dispense her sworn duties first, to the law, and second to her clients.

Associate

Leo P. Acebedo

Atty. Caesar Leocadio P. Acebedo practices labor, corporate, administrative law, civil and criminal litigation. He is passionate about providing the highest quality legal services to clients, while deepening and enjoying his practice.

Atty. Acebedo obtained his law degree from Adamson University in 2018, and was among the top five students of his class. While in law school, Leo joined several extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and debates. He was part of the Adamson team that won the Best Memorial at the 1st ALSA International Moot Court Competition held at Jakarta, Indonesia. He was also the People’s Choice Awardee at the Square Off Season 13 Debate: Adamson vs. USJR. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2019.

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Adrian S. Bustos

Atty. Adrian S. Bustos sits as Special Counsel of LCMC, collaborating with the firm on its corporate, taxation, estate, securities and technology practice. He is the Managing Director of a tax, accounting and corporate consultancy firm providing services such as accounting bookkeeping and payroll, tax filing and compliance, BIR audits and assessments, tax planning and advisory, corporate housekeeping, business registrations, and investment structuring.

He is also a Senior Tax and Legal Advisor of an investment and transaction advisory firm handling infrastructure projects; the Legal Counsel of a fintech company providing an innovative platform for stock market investors, traders and enthusiasts; the Finance Head of a manpower company operating and deploying human resources nationwide; and the Corporate Secretary and member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Quality Awards Foundation. He likewise serves as director, tax consultant, legal counsel, treasurer and corporate secretary in several other companies.

Of Counsel

Joselito Vibandor (Ret)

Retired Judge Joselito Vibandor sits as Of Counsel of LCMC for litigation matters. A family court judge for two decades, he served as the presiding judge of Regional Trial Court of Las Pinas City, Branch 199 since September 2001, and was Executive Judge for two terms. He was president of the Las Pinas City Judges’ Association, during which he spearheaded outreach campaigns on basic awareness of laws at the city’s grassroots levels. In 2011, he was designated as acting presiding judge of Regional Trial Court of Manila, Branch 4, a family court and land registration court. He was a delegate at the Hague Forum in International Law for Justices and Judges in the Netherlands in 2007.

Prior to joining the judiciary, Judge Vibandor was with the Department of Justice as Assistant Provincial Prosecutor for the province of Nueva Ecija. He also served as 2nd Assistant City Prosecutor at the Pasay City’s Prosecutor’s Office. Earlier in his career, he served at the Office of Budget and Management, Legislative Service of Malacanan Palace and likewise worked for the Philippine Tourism Authority as Corporate Attorney.

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