We are a law firm based in Eastwood City, Quezon City. We help Family Businesses and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) professionalize through practical and “Plain English” legal advice. We call this an education-based approach to law practice.
That means that aside from offering legal services, we take the time to orient the client on the basics of the law before we offer legal recommendations. It was established in 2014 by the founding partners who believed that the highest service a lawyer can give their clients is helping them understand the law and thereby help them make better choices.
Our higher intention is to turn legal compliance and protection into a learnable skill for business people and ordinary Filipinos. By taking away the confusion, misunderstanding, and fear concerning the law, we hope to give Filipino Family Businesses and SMEs the confidence to take the right actions to make expansion and growth possible for more Filipinos. We also plant the seeds for a fruitful partnership with us serving as their legal counsel.
Atty. Ramon Ramirez
Atty. Ramon Ramirez is a corporate and tax lawyer admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007. He has an LLB from the University of the Philippines College of Law. He is a founding partner of Legal Access Law Offices. He was the Tax Manager of the Global Corporate Controllership Group of ICTSI Global.
Prior to ICTSI, Ramon has had almost 8 years of experience as a member of the International Tax Services group of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV or Ernst & Young Philippines).
He has handled a number of engagements ranging from general tax advisory on various corporate transactions, corporate organization and reorganization, inbound tax planning of multinational corporations, securing favorable confirmatory rulings from the tax authorities, estate planning and implementation as well as tax audit investigations.
During his time with SGV, he was chosen to be assigned to Ernst & Young in San Jose, California as a member of the firm’s prestigious Global Exchange Program (GEP). As a member of the GEP, he was involved in various international tax engagements of the San Jose practice including the planning and implementation phases of a tax efficient supply chain management engagement for a U.S. based integrated circuit manufacturer.
Atty. Erwin Zagala
Atty. Erwin Zagala has more than a decade of experience in the practice of law and has worked in several legal capacities: an NGO worker involved in human rights, an associate in a full-service law firm, a government official, a law lecturer, and more recently, as the author of 3 books on the law.
A graduate of UP College of Law, he is currently a partner at Legal Access Law Offices, as well as the founder and head writer for the publishing group, Legal Guide Philippines. In 2015, he published his first book, "Notary Not Included: A Guide to the 7 Most Requested Legal Forms", a complete beginners’ guide to legal documents, and in 2018, he published "The Complete Employee Discipline System: How to keep your employees in line without getting in trouble with DOLE" and his third book, "Don't let your Heir Down: a guide to estate settlement in the Philippines"
With a deep understanding not only of the law but also of the Filipino people’s need to understand them, he believes that part of a lawyer’s duty is to spread awareness and empower the people by educating them. He will simply converse with you, using real-life stories and layman’s terms to illustrate the law, and teach you the important bits before you even realize it!
Atty. Michaela Marteja
As a young lawyer, Atty. Michaela Marteja began her professional law career with the Legal Access Law Office as a legal associate. Since joining the team in 2018, she has performed legal functions on matters pertaining to many legal fields including property law, labor law, tax law, corporation law, and intellectual property law.
Outside her law career, she retains several business consultancy and advocacy works, most notably her active participation in the Makati Chapter of UP Vanguard, Inc. Besides being its youngest Executive Director to date (having been appointed to the position at age 19), she maintains professional and congenial relationships with her fellow UP Vanguard “brothers.”
She completed her baccalaureate and law degrees at the University of the Philippines Diliman, finishing B.A. Psychology with cum laude honors whilst performing her duties as cadet officer of the UP Corps of Cadets (ROTC).
Atty. Marteja shows competence and diligence in her chosen profession with her main objective of helping the Filipino people understand the law better.
Here are some tips when going to our office. Take note that you don't need to go to the office to book a consultation. Instead, you can consult us by clicking here. 1. Our full office address is Unit A-1, 6/F CyberOne Building, 11 Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City Cyberpark, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, 1110 2. Parking. You can park at Eastwood Citywalk Carpark or the Eastwood Mall Carpark. Both of these are walking distance from the CyberOne Building.
3. Getting in the building. Go thru the ground floor and onto the 2nd floor. After the escalator, walk towards the right side. There, you will see the office unit entrance. Sign in with the guard and proceed to the elevators. Take the ones on the left side as there are the only ones which go to the 6th floor.
Once on the 6th floor, turn left and take another left. Our unit is the one at the end of the corridor and you should see our logo on the office lobby.