Atty. Rester John L. Nonato is a graduate of the University of the Philippines (Business Management), Cum Laude, the Ateneo De Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor in Laws), Second Honors, and the University of California Hastings College of Law (Masters of Law with specialization in International Business and Trade), Cum Laude. He was a former tax associate director of SGV & Co., a tax supervisor at KPMG Philippines, and a former associate of Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako Law Offices. He has had substantial experience in tax, corporate, and legal practice. He specializes in tax treaty relief applications, BIR request for rulings, tax audit investigations, intellectual property registration and contests of intellectual property rights, and the handling of corporate, labor and civil cases. He is a part-time professor at the Ateneo De Manila Graduate School of Business. He is an active reservist with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command. He was also formerly the resident tax columnist of the Cebu Daily News (Column Name: Thumb Tax), an affiliate of the Inquirer, one of the Philippine's top national newspapers.