Masters of Laws (LL.M.)
University of Southern California, USA, 2006
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Ateneo de Manila University, Manila 1996
US Military Academy, New York, USA, 1987
Estate Planning and Settlement, Real Property, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Litigation
State Bar of California, USA
Chief Legal Counsel
University of the East, Manila
Professor of Law
Ateneo Law School
Professor of Law
University of the East
Siegfred is the Firm’s estate planning and commercial law expert having earned both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in these fields of the law, both here and abroad. He has authored a textbook “Wills and Succession”, taken up subjects regarding “Gifts, Wills and Trusts” and other laws pertinent to estate planning. Siegfred went into active legal practice after having been military officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from 1987 up to 1999. His stint in the Army does not only include his participation in counterinsurgency operations in the provinces of Samar and Bataan but also substantial exposure in the field of security and intelligence. As a lawyer in the Army, he was detailed with the AFP Retirement and Separation Benefits System (RSBS), the military pension fund, where he worked in the Litigation Division of the Legal Department and concurrently served as the Corporate Secretary of various RSBS affiliates.Siegfred’s other professional achievements include being appointed as the first Executive Director of the University of the East Legal Aid Clinic, having served as a Resource Speaker for UNICEF-sponsored seminars regarding small community justice and child’s rights, and having worked as an in-house counsel of one of the leading software development companies in the United States.
Siegfred graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, U.S.A. in 1987, obtained his law degree Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 1996, and earned his Masters of Law degree from the University of Southern California, USA in 2006. He teaches various Civil Law subjects at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law and at the University of the East College of Law.
He is admitted to the State Bar of California and to the Illinois State Bar (Limited).