LERMA, Lee Benjamin Z.

Part Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 555-9555

Benjamin Z. Lerma, is a partner at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles and is the vice chair of the Intellectual Property Department. His practice focuses on intellectual property, corporate law, and real estate.
He handles numerous patent and trademark applications in the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines for a wide range of multinational companies. He also provides advice regarding intellectual property laws that affect the products or services of a client.
He advises domestic and foreign corporations on general corporate matters, particularly in identifying the proper corporate vehicle and ownership structure to set up and operate in the Philippines and drafting the necessary documents for the proper operation of the business. He also assists clients in major real estate transactions as well as the enforcement of Philippine laws, rules, and regulations.
He has been a faculty member since 2001 handling courses in Credit Transactions, Legal Writing, Statutory Construction and Energy Law.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Legal Management from the De La Salle University in 1992 and his juris doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1996. He was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1997.
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • General Corporate Matters

Courses Taught: 
  • Credit Transactions
  • Legal Writing
  • Statutory Construction
  • Energy Law

Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, 1996; AB Economics – BS Legal Management, De La Salle University, 1992