Kenneth specializes in business law and litigation. He advises startups, entrepreneurs and corporate clients on all aspects of business operations such as company formation, commercial transactions, intellectual property protection, employment policies, compliance with tax, labor laws and government regulations. He is an incorporator, director and general counsel of various corporations engaged in trading, real estate development and leasing, hotel operation, e-commerce, and information technology.
He handles a wide array of litigation cases involving constitutional, civil, criminal, commercial, labor, family and succession issues before various courts, tribunals and agencies. He is an accredited arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), a trained arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) East Asia Branch, the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE).
Kenneth was the former dean of DMC College Foundation School of Law. He currently teaches law at Andres Bonifacio College. He has taught Persons and Family Relations, Property, Wills and Succession, Obligations and Contracts, Corporation Law, Civil Law Review, Commercial Law Review, Political Law Review, and Practice Court. He is also a resource speaker in a number of speaking engagements and has lectured in the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for lawyers.
He is presently the Chairman of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Zamboanga del Norte Chapter’s Legal Aid Committee, having previously served as its President (2017-2019), Vice President (2015-2017), and Director (2013-2015).
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology in 1999, graduating first in his class and magna cum laude, his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College of Law in 2004, graduating fourth in his class, and Master of Laws degree from San Beda Graduate School of Law in 2019, graduating with academic merit. After his admission to the Philippine bar in 2005, he joined Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) as an Associate Attorney in the same year. In 2007, he returned to his hometown in Dipolog City and founded his own law firm.
He is a licensed civil engineer, placing first in the May 2000 board examination; a real estate broker, top 9, February 2016 board; and a real estate appraiser, top 8, April 2016 board.