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FALA NEW YORK OFFICERS

Vincent J. Roldan

President

Vincent is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group at Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C. He has represented parties in interest in various aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including debtors, secured lenders, noteholders, foreign and domestic trade creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, and asset purchasers. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Partner and head of the restructuring practice at mid-sized New York firm, and a senior associate in the New York office of DLA Piper LLP, for whom he worked for over nine years. He is a frequent speaker and writer on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and commercial litigation topics.

Vincent served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lewis M. Killian, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Florida, and interned for the Honorable Adlai S. Hardin, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.
He is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association, and is a founding member of FALA New York, for which he has served on the Steering Committee since its inception.

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Elaine M. Calderon

President Elect.

Elaine began her legal career practicing U.S. immigration and nationality law where she counseled human resource managers and individuals on nonimmigrant visa classifications, permanent residence, and U.S. citizenship. Elaine established her own solo immigration practice, The Calderon Law Practice PLLC, in 2011 and expanded her expertise in family based immigration. In 2017, Elaine entered public service as an Attorney Advisor at the Social Security Administration in the Office of Hearings Operations.

Elaine was born in the Philippines and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, a small cottage town located on the U.S.-Canadian border. She attended Bucknell University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English Literature. Shortly after graduating, she moved to New York. Subsequently, Elaine attended and graduated from New York Law School.

In her free time, Elaine plays tennis. She has also participated in triathlons and half marathons. Elaine likes to cook and entertain in her Astoria residence. When she is not in town, it is most likely because she is visiting family in Michigan, Nevada, and Washington.

 

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Andrew Villacastin

Recording Secretary

Andrew graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2012, and is now a litigation associate at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Andrew joined the firm after clerkships with Judge Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Lorna G. Schofield of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before law school, Andrew served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy

 

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Kevin Medrano

Membership Secretary

Kevin was most recently a corporate associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He regularly engaged in a variety of pro bono projects and was a recipient of Sanctuary for Families' "Above and Beyond" Pro Bono Achievement Award in 2014. In addition, he served as a co-chair of the Asian American Affinity Group. Kevin is currently on sabbatical from the practice of law and taking time to volunteer, work on non-legal interests and contribute to the continued success of FALA New York. Kevin attended Stanford University, where he obtained a B.A. in Anthropological Sciences, and New York University School of Law.

 

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Margaux A. Advincula

Philippines Tax Desk
New York City
+1 212 773 6705
Margaux.Advincula@ey.com

Margaux is a Certified Public Accountant and a lawyer licensed in the Philippines. She obtained her accounting and law degree as an academic scholar from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas - Tacloban and the Arellano University School of Law, respectively. She graduated Cum Laude from both universities.

She is a recipient of the 2015 SGV & Co. Special Award for her prolific and exceptional work in tax advisory that has benefited Philippine local and multinational clients surpassing their expectations. In 2016, she was sent by SGV & Co. to revive the Philippines Tax Desk, under the Asia Pacific Business Group of Ernst & Young (EY) New York’s International Tax Services, after the Philippines Tax Desk was inexistent for several years.

Margaux has 14 years of experience in providing tax advisory services and handling tax controversy cases in the Philippines. She is experienced in handling tax due diligence, Philippines restructuring engagements, investment/tax incentives planning, treaty relief applications and cash repatriation/redeployment.

Prior to joining the EY tax practice, she has worked in the banking industry for 7 years to lead the tax and Central Bank of the Philippines’ (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) regulatory compliance of the biggest private development bank in the Philippines.

In EY, she has assisted multinational companies in the consumer products & retail and life sciences sectors. Her client base now includes multinational business process outsourcing and information technology-related companies. As the Philippines Tax Desk in EY New York, she provides real-time advisory services on the Philippines tax implication, tax compliance requirements and tax provisioning of cross-border transactions, as well as recommends real-time practical solutions to Philippines tax issues of existing and potential investments in the Philippines. She also collaborates with other country desks in EY’s Global Tax Desk Network in handling tax planning/restructuring projects for global companies.

She is an active member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She now serves as the Secretary of the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. She also currently collaborates with various business organizations and chambers of commerce in the United States assisting potential investors to explore investment/tax incentives opportunities in the Philippines and in raising policy issues and proposing amendments to Philippines tax rules as they impact client-investors in the United States.

She is accredited by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission as a speaker in various public seminars on Philippines Corporate Governance and serves as a speaker/facilitator in various Philippines Tax Updates Seminar.

She is a member of the faculty of the Arellano University School of Law.

Her interests include running marathons, exploring new places and poetry reading. She is also an active volunteer of the Philippine Red Cross.

 

officers

Concepcion Montoya

Immediate Past President