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Name                 :REYNALDO G. GERONIMO

Residence           :No. 5 Zinia Street, Valle Verde II, Pasig City

Business Address :Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc &
                               De los Angeles

                         30th Flr., Citibank Tower
                         8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

EDUCATION

1973 : Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, from the University of Pennsylvania, specialized in Trusts and Estates. Master's Thesis: "Philippine Trust Law: The Significance of Article 1442 of the New Civil Code"

1968 : Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree, Second Honors

Editor-in-Chief, Ateneo Law Journal, from Ateneo de Manila University

1964 : Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree, Cum Laude, from Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dec. 1994 - Present : Partner, Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & De los Angeles

Co-chairman of the Banking Group. Participated in mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions; corporate restructing and bail-outs; securitization of receivables; active in bank litigation; estate planning and post-mortem estate planning and probate cases; provided legal support and justification for banking and other financial products and services, particularly those offered by the Trust and Investment Departments.

         TOP 1983 - Dec. 1994 : Senior Associate, Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & De los Angeles

Member of the Tax, Litigation, and Banking Groups. Worked on tax assessments and refunds of corporations and individuals; represented foreign corporations in legislative hearings; engaged in banking loan documentation and establishment security interests;

1982 : Solo Private Law Practice

Incorporated non-governmental organizations on housing, such as the De La Costa Housing Project of Freedom to Build; legal counsel of Federation of Free Workers; headed the Legal Aid Office and of the Human Rights Center of the Ateneo Law School.

1977 - 1982 : Trust Officer/Vice President, Land Bank of the Philippines

Established the Bank's trust department; took part in the securitization of FNCB's receivables; designed trust arrangements and investment outlets for Land Bank bond holders;

1979 - 1980 : General Counsel, National Home Mortgage

Finance Corporation (in a concurrent capacity)

Organized the legal structure of the then voluntary Home Development Mutual Fund and of the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation's attempt to create a secondary market for home mortgages; Participated in the drafting of legislation as well as implementing rules and regulations.

1975 - May 1977 : Assistant Vice President, Trust Investments Division,

Far East Bank & Trust Co. (Headed the Personal Trust and Estate Department)

1972 - 1973 : Trust Administrator, Provident National Bank in Philadelphia, PA.

1970 - 1972 : Assistant Trust Legal Counsel, Far East Bank & Trust Company

1969 - 1970 : Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Justice of the Philippines

 

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TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

1964 - 1967 : Lecturer, Ateneo de Manila University, College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy Department

1969 - 1971 : Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law (Handled Legal Philosophy,

Legal Bibliography, Legal Writing and Research)

1973 - 1995 : Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law (Handled regular course in Taxation; Pre-Bar and   Pre-Week Reviewer in Taxation and Labor Relations)

Various : Lecturer on "Trust Functions and Allied Undertaking of Banking and Non-Banking Institutions", U.P Law Center's First Institute and Banking Laws, 1974

(Lecture published in Banking Laws and Development, U.P. Law Center, 1974)

Lecturer, 5th SEACEAN nanking Course on "Inspection and Supervision of Financial Institutions," Central Bank of the Philippines, 1977

          TOP Lecturer and Course Designer of the 1st Seminar Workshop on Trust Operations organized by the Supervision and and Examination Institution of the Central Bank of the Philippines, September 12-15, 1978

Lecturer/Guest Speaker on various occasions of the Tax Specialization Center, Inc., PhilAm Life Symposium on

Professionalism of the PhilAm Life Sales Underwriters, Rotary Club of the University District, Manila, Rotary Club of Makati North, Money Market Association, De la Salle University Professional Chair Grant, Trust Institute of the Philippines, Ateneo Law School Continuing Legal Education Program, Personnel Managers Association of the Philippines, FINEX

Chairman, Committee on Proposed Trust Regulations, created by August Barcelon, President, Bankers Association of the Philippines (1977)

Reactor to lecture on "Important Roles of Legal Clinical Educational and Legal Aid", U.P. Law Center Seminar-Workshop, February 8, 1982

Panel Discussant on "The New International Economic Order" at the Conference on "Development and Labor Relations in the ASEAN", sponsored by the Brotherhood of Asian Trade Unionists, Bangkok, January 29-February 1, 1985

Lectured before the Computer Society of the Philippines, COMDAP, etc.

Chief of Staff to Ricardo J. Romulo, Member of the Constitutional Commission of 1986

Chief of Staff to Ricardo J. Romulo, Member of the Davide Commission, 1989

"Computer-Related Experience Conducted The First Course of the Law and Computers at the Ateneo Law School"

March 1969 : Admitted to the Philippine Bar

BOOKS AND ARTICLES PUBLISHED

"An Introduction to Estate Planning in the Philippines", National Bookstore, 1979

"Year-End Tax-Savings Opportunities", Business Day, December 22 & 23, 1981

"Cases and Materials on Fundamentals of Taxation", 1982

"Bar Reviewee's Study Guide to Fundamentals of Taxation", 1983, co-author with Roman Umali

"1982 Tax Reform Program - Pro-Rich", Business Day, July 8 & 19, 1986

"Year-End Tax Avoidance, Courtesy of Your Friendly Tax Man", The Lawyer's Review, Vol. 1, No. 11, November 30, 1987

"Significant Provisions of the 1988 Electoral Reforms Law Affecting the Electoral Process", Manila Bulletin, January 18, 1988
 

CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member

    Philippine Association of Law Professors

    Bishops-Businessmen's Conference on  Human Development
 

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