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Offices in Hawaii and The Philippines

Commercial And Business Law

Commercial & BusinessThe Law Offices of Rhoda Yabes Alvarez, LLC, serves local Honolulu businesses in addition to international corporations with enterprises in Hawaii and the Philippines. As experienced and knowledgeable business counsel, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez provides the critical legal information needed to help ensure that commercial ventures achieve their goals. Working closely with her clients, she offers up-to-the-minute advice regarding the regulations that affect initial formation as well as future transactions. Furthermore, her awareness and understanding of the intricate web of regulations impacting international enterprises is especially valuable to clients looking to expand into the Philippines and throughout Hawaii.


The first step to creating a successful business is choosing the right type of entity to form. Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez can assist you in establishing a limited liability corporation (LLC) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), among other business entities, both here and in the Philippines. As a PEZA (Philippine Economic Zone Authority) specialist, she is able to facilitate the establishment and promotion of new enterprises in the Philippines. For example, she has handled the formation of offshore data and call centers.

Contracts And Other Corporate Documents

As part of the incorporation process, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez will assist you in drafting strong formation documents, such as articles of incorporation and bylaws, so that you can establish the best framework within which to grow your business. The firm will also draft the contracts and documentation you need to protect your interests today and in the future. Aside from drafting, the firm can also advise you in your transactions, including, for instance, sales, purchases and transfers.

Retainership As Corporate Secretary

For some of her business clients, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez serves as corporate secretary. In this role, she attends board and stockholders' meetings; prepares and keeps minutes, resolutions, and stock transfer books; issues stock certificates; and documents stock transfer transactions. Her knowledge and skill as an attorney enable her to perform these tasks thoroughly and efficiently, saving her clients redundant expenditure of time and money.

Resolution Of Labor And/Or Union Issues

Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez provides legal counsel and representation in a range of employment and labor matters, such as the hiring and termination of employees and complying with union demands. Along with resolving disputes, she works closely with businesses to develop strategies and policies that work to minimize employment liability and exposure to costly litigation.

Special Powers Of Attorney And Trust Formation

Business clients frequently consult Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez regarding control and/or succession matters. A special power of attorney can give a designated individual decision-making power, and a trust can facilitate the transfer of a business to succeeding generations or an outside party. Using tailored planning techniques, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez can help you formulate and establish control and transfer strategies.

Residential And Commercial Real Estate

Owning a business often requires you to purchase, sell, or lease property over the course of a business' lifetime. In order to protect your interests and come away from real estate transactions in the most gainful position possible, it is important to have your sales, purchase, and lease agreements thoroughly evaluated. Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez is able to guide businesses through various types of real estate transactions.

Seek Qualified, Creative Representation

As an attorney licensed to practice in Hawaii, New York and the Philippines, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez offers local and international business clients not only comprehensive legal support, but also a unique, fresh perspective on global business matters. Please contact The Law Offices of Rhoda Yabes Alvarez, LLC, for more information.

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