Atty. Ma. Louella “Peaches” M. Aranas
Peaches is a graduate of the Ateneo De Manila University where she received her Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor degree. She has over 20 years of experience in the private tax and corporate practice and has been involved in advisory, advocacy and tax litigation. She has occupied leadership roles in SGV & Co. and KPMG Laya Mananghaya & Co. In 2005, Peaches joined Aranas Law Offices where she handled client servicing as well as the management of the administrative and finance matters of the firm.
In 2015, she established LMA Law, and is currently the managing partner of the firm. Among her key areas of expertise include the design and implementation of corporate restructuring (corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, mergers, capital structuring, etc.); design and implementation of corporate tax planning (tax-free exchanges, mergers and acquisitions, share swap, etc.); representation before the revenue tax authorities (securing tax rulings and tax treaty relief rulings, securing tax clearances and cancellation of tax assessments, securing tax refunds); tax due diligence for mergers, acquisition, initial public offerings and compliance check; as well as tax litigation cases with the Court of Tax Appeals.
Atty. Ronald Steven “Ron” A. Arriesgado
Ron obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Minor in Economics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and his Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law. He is a former Senior Director of SGV & Co. where he handled various tax and Transfer Pricing (TP) engagements for local and multinational companies (MNCs).
In 2017, he joined LMA Law Offices, where he specializes in providing benchmarking and TP documentation services for local clients and MNCs engaged in different industries. As a TP practitioner, he has been invited to speak on TP issues at external seminars to clients and professional organizations.
As a tax lawyer, he has managed corporate and taxation issues of local and multinational clients. He has likewise resolved tax assessment cases issued by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and has provided advice to clients on national and local taxes, proper tax strategies to cancel or substantially lower tax assessments, as well as the tax aspects of doing business in the Philippines. He has also successfully handled tax refunds and assessments before the Philippine tax authorities and the Court of Tax Appeals.