Atty. Peaches

Atty. Ma. Louella “Peaches” M. Aranas

Managing Partner

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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.