LAW OFFICES OF MANUEL B. QUINTAL, P.C.

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    MANUEL B. QUINTAL, ESQ., (B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.B., LL.M.), has been practicing law in New York since 1989. He is admitted to practice law in all courts of New York State and various federal courts.  He is also admitted in the Philippines Bar.  Before passing the New York State Bar examinations, he worked as a paralegal in a law firm in New York City dealing mostly with immigration law cases. Before immigrating to the United States, he was practicing law and teaching in various colleges and universities in the Philippines 

   Atty. Quintal obtained his Bachelor of Arts (major in Political Science) at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), in the Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Far Eastern University Institute of Law in the Philippines. Desirous of advanced studies in law, he finished his Master of Laws degree, major in International Law, at the Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York. He also has Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Political Science.   
  Atty. Quintal
is/was a member/officer/legal adviser of various professional, business and not-for-profit organizations.
 He was a columnist of Newstar Philippines, an English language weekly newspaper published in New York, from 2006-2009.  He was Executive Editor of International Tribune, an English language weekly newspaper for the Asian community, based in New York, from 2010 to 2012.
  In addition to handling all kinds of immigration law cases, Atty. Quintal and the Law Offices of Manuel B. Quintal also handle residential and commercial real estate closings, contracts, divorces, annulments, separation agreements, wills and probates, incorporations, commercial law cases, accidents, and legal cases involving Philippines and Pakistan laws.
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   GABRIEL DE LA MERCED, ESQ. (B.A., LL.B., LL.M.), Of Counsel, was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1992 and in the Philippines in 1989.
    Atty. De la Merced obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Ateneo University in Manila in 1984. He was Associate News Editor of  The Guidon, the official school paper.  He finished his Bachelor of Laws at the College of Law of the University of the Philippines in 1988 where he was a member of the college’s official paper, Philippine Law Journal.  He graduated with a Master of Laws at the Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1993.
   Prior to 1992, he worked as an associate attorney in the law firm of Pelaez, Adriano and Gregorio, handling principally civil and labor litigation.  He started his law practice in NY as an associate attorney at Cheven & Keely.  He then worked as in-house counsel for the now-defunct ManAsia  Placement, Inc. He later put up his own law office.    He now handles mainly all kinds of immigration cases and real estate transactions.  
  He served as legal counsel to the Philippine-New York Junior Chamber of Commerce.  



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