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About Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan


The lawyers at Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan advise clients in the U.S. and across the Pacific Rim on their most important legal and business matters. Founded in 1992, Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan has offices in Guam, Saipan, and San Francisco.

The firm has a broad-based litigation and transactional practice, with a emphasis on complex litigation, including multi-district litigation and cross-border disputes, and special expertise in matters relating to real estate development, business entities, construction, licensing, business acquisitions, and the hospitality industry.

For international matters, lawyers in San Francisco and Guam provide strategic advice and effective partnering capabilities in the U.S. and around the world as part of the firm’s client representations. The lawyers at Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan are business strategists, as well as skilled litigators who deliver successful results in the most difficult cases.

The firm’s practice embraces civil litigation, international law, finance, antitrust, real estate, land use and development, construction, media law, business licensing, banking, professional liability, government regulations, employment law, immigration law, fiduciary litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.

With strong roots in Guam, Saipan and Micronesia, Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan is a destination firm for international companies seeking top level business advice and litigation capability in the region. The firm is, for example, uniquely positioned to help clients take advantage of the economic opportunities presented by the anticipated U.S. military build-up on Guam that will have such a profound effect on the region’s economy.

Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan’s trial and litigation team has extensive experience in federal and state courts across the United States, as well as in courts and tribunals internationally. The lawyers in the San Francisco office are recognized as some of the leading litigators in California, with special expertise in complex commercial disputes often involving multiple jurisdictions or cross-border issues. The firm has a robust plaintiff’s practice, including high-stakes contract and employment controversies.

Calvo Jacob & Pangelinan represents some of the Pacific region’s most successful companies. The firm’s business and regulatory lawyers handle some of the largest and most important transactions in Guam and Saipan on behalf of local companies, international corporations and local governments. Our business lawyers combine deep local knowledge with sophisticated transactional capability, and have extensive experience and expertise in areas ranging from real estate transactions to securitizations and other complex financings.