Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law), a boutique law firm headquartered in the Philippines, is set to open a representative office in San Francisco. This is the firm’s second presence outside the Philippines – as well as the second office in the U.S. – after New York City.
The San Francisco office, which will comprise of a partner and an associate, will not provide legal services, said Aris L. Gulapa, the founding partner of Gulapa Law. Instead, it will liaise with clients on the U.S. West Coast and refer work to the firm’s Philippine office.
The New York office, on the other hand, is a full-service branch that provides legal advice on both U.S. and Philippine law, added Gulapa. Established last year, it was the first time a Philippine law firm had opened an office in New York.
Gulapa Law was established in September 2015. It currently has 17 lawyers and four incoming underbar associates.
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