About the Author

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Atty. Karl S. Borja specializes in real estate transactions, government regulation compliance, and general litigation before quasi-judicial bodies.

Prior to private practice, he started his career as the legal counsel to then Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita at the Office of the President in Malacanang Palace.

After working for two years under the Macapagal-Arroyo administration, Atty. Borja was appointed as Chief of Staff to Atty. Antonio M. Bernardo, then Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB). He served in HLURB for the entire duration of the Aquino administration.

While in government service, he was also legal consultant to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and held various board seats as the representative of the Office of the Executive Secretary and Office of the President.


Atty. Borja earned his Master of Laws degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. His focus was on international business transactions, US privacy law, and government regulations.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo School of Law in 2007 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the same university in 2003.


Presently, he is a Partner at Borja Salem Panis Baldonado and Associates, a full service law firm based in Makati City.

For further information, you may contact Atty. Karl S. Borja at:

6B Vernida I Bldg. 120 Amorsolo St., Legazpi Village, Makati City

Telephone Number: (02) 8847-88395