If you are searching for a lawyer who can handle multiple tasks requiring the application of legal knowledge, is results-oriented, adaptable and with good communication and management skills, my credentials will be of interest.
My name is Melissa Anne A. Cruz-Bravo and I graduated from the San Beda College of Law with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. I was admitted to the bar last 3 May 2007. For my pre-law, I graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts Major in Legal Management.
I acquired my litigation skill from experience being an associate attorney for Salgado Beltran Sotoridona Pradia and Associates, the law office I joined right after taking the bar examinations in 2006 and from my present employment as associate attorney for AMC Santiago Law Office. In my almost seven (7) years of practice, I obtained a quite extensive experience in litigation in the fields of criminal law especially prosecutions for B.P. 22 violations, Estafa (violations of Trust Receipt Law), libel and falsification, ordinary and special civil action cases, special proceedings, provisional remedies more particularly collection of sum of money and damages, specific performance, annulment/rescission of contracts, reconveyance, annulment and declaration of nullity of marriage, certiorari, prohibition and mandamus, ejectment/unlawful detainer, foreclosure, and deposition taking, cancellation and correction of entries in the civil registry, attachment, replevin, contract negotiation/drafting, extra-judicial foreclosure, extra-judicial partition and settlement of estate.
Law Office Management
May 2007 - June 2007
Handles Labor cases, both employee and management side, HLURB and PRC cases, Law Office Management
AMC SANTIAGO LAW OFFICE
From June 2007
Handles litigation work as external counsel for Asiatrust Development Bank, Henkel Philippines, Steelpro Philippines Inc., Our Lady of Grace Credit Cooperative, Foxchit Business Systems Inc., and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Kalookan
With litigation experiences in the following fields:
CRIMINAL CASES - B.P. 22 violations, Estafa (Trust Receipt Law violations), Libel, Falsification
ORDINARY AND SPECIAL CIVIL ACTIONS - Collection of Damages, Specific Performance, Annulment/Rescission of Contracts, Reconveyance of Property, Annulment and Declaration of Nullity of Marriage, Certiorari, Prohibition, Mandamus, Ejectment/Unlawful Detainer, Foreclosure
SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS - Cancellation and Correction of Entries in the Civil Registry
PROVISIONAL REMEDIES - Attachment and Replevin
NON-LITIGATION - Contract Negotiations/Drafting, Extra-Judicial Foreclosure, Extra-Judicial Partition of Properties, Extra-Judicial Settlement of Estates, Giving of Legal Opinion, Dealings with Quasi-judicial Bodies and/or Government Agencies such as the SEC, PRC, NLRC, DOLE, ERC, DENR, Registry of Deeds, and Local Civil Registrar of Cities.
V. TRAINING PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED:
SALGADO BELTRAN SOTORIDONA PRADIA AND ASSOCIATES
October 2006 - April 2007
THE COURT OF APPEALS
April 2000 - May 2000
Court Apprenticeship Program; April and May
Pasig, Kapitolyo Branch
March 2000 - April 2000
Regional Trial Court, Manila, Branch 49
Court Apprenticeship Program; April and May 2005
Sponsored by: San Beda College of Law
160 hours of actual court exposition
Qualifications & Certifications
Bachelor of Laws
San Beda College of Law
San Beda College of Law
Honors - High School, Pasig Catholic College
Pasig Catholic College
University of Santo Tomas
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