About Duran & Duran-Schulze
We are a sister-team of lawyers who founded Duran & Duran-Schulze in the spirit of entrepreneurship. It is this same spirit that inspires us to provide our clients with the legal expertise they need in establishing and running their business.
Legal and regulatory requirements are very important components of a business. Without proper guidance, it is easy to inadvertently violate or fail to comply with certain rules. This can not only lead to costly penalties but also to lost income or opportunities.
We at Duran & Duran-Schulze have the legal expertise to help you avoid this kind of situation. As a boutique law firm, we are better able to customize our service to meet your needs while keeping your legal costs affordable. Our collective experience in various areas of the law allows us to provide you with a comprehensive suite of services.
Learn more about our lawyers and find out how they can be of assistance to you.
Mary Wendy A. Duran, LLB
Atty. Duran obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from San Beda College of Law, Mendiola, Manila, Philippines and was admitted into the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 2007. Atty. Duran completed her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from the AMA Computer University in Quezon City, Philippines in 2001.
In 2003, Atty. Duran began her professional career at Dumlao Moraleda Antonano Versoza & Associates Law Offices, performing Legal Research and Analysis.
Her earliest experience in litigation were for cases filed before the Sandiganbayan Court, where she represented clients in public official-related cases, such as graft and corruption and forfeiture of wealth.
Eventually, Atty. Duran shifted to general practice, representing clients in high-profile cases. She gained a strong background in taxation which she continuously applies to benefit Duran & Duran-Schulze Law clients. She recently secured a real estate broker license noting that a number of her clients are high network individuals wanting to invest in properties in the Philippines.
As Partner of Duran & Duran-Schulze Law, Atty. Duran represents clients before courts, quasi-judicial agencies and administrative agencies in most jurisdictions and all levels and venues in the Philippines. Her areas of practice include:
- Family Law
- Civil Law
- Criminal Law
- Labor Law
- Election Law
- Special Proceedings
- Corporate Accounts
Marie Christine Duran-Schulze, JD, MBA
Atty. Duran-Schulze was one of the pioneer graduates of the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) – Juris Doctor (JD) Dual-Degree-Program of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law and the De La Salle Graduate School of Business. She ranked 5th in her class when she received her MBA-JD Degrees in 2008. She graduated from the University of the Philippines in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Economics with the Dean’s Medal Distinction.
Atty. Duran-Schulze’s long list of experience includes civil service where she was involved in the legislation process at the Philippine Senate, from research to drafting and formulating lobbying strategies. She had significant participation in several measures such as the Intellectual Property Code amendments, Labeling of Meat and Meat Food Products, and Toy and Safety Labeling.
As Managing Partner of Duran & Duran-Schulze, Atty. Duran-Schulze’s areas of practice include:
- Corporate Law
- Tax Law
- Mergers and Acquisition
- Labor Law Litigation
- Election Law Litigation