February Member Spotlight–Mariel Giletto

For the February Member Spotlight, we are featuring Mariel Giletto, Parker McCay P.A..

Mariel is a corporate attorney and currently serves as the chair Parker McCay P.A.’s corporate department. Mariel handles a variety of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and development, operations, governance and compliance, and risk management. Over the years, Mariel’s clients have included small start-up companies, non-profits, small business, family organizations, as well as large, multinational, publicly traded corporations. Her legal representation of these companies encompasses all facets of corporate law, including contract drafting and negotiations, stock and asset purchase agreements, commercial lease and sales agreements, and corporate organizational documents and resolutions. Mariel also specializes in matters relating to marketing, social media, and other promotional activities, including sweepstakes and other prize promotion contests.

Mariel was raised by a multi-generational family of women entrepreneurs. Growing up in a small business household and being raised by working mothers and grandmothers influenced her decision to become a corporate attorney as well as her decision to join NAWBO. Mariel lives in Mt. Laurel with her family. She also is a board member for New Jersey Red Cross.

I am a Shareholder and the Chair of the Corporate Department at Parker McCay (a Mount Laurel, NJ-based law firm). The Department has earned the hard-won reputation as trusted advisors to the firm’s most prominent clients. I pride myself in cultivating long-term relationships with my clients by offering creative, out-of-the-box solutions for not just legal issues, but also for matters of business strategy and overall growth. I act as outside general counsel services to emerging and mid-size companies in the region.


What tip or tool has helped you in your business?
Expect ups and downs. There are going to be a lot of struggles with some positives and some exciting moments sprinkled in. But understanding that failures are an integral to growth helps you navigate through the hard times as you are able to recognize that this is part of the course. Often, you learn so much more from your failures because you remember the feeling when you failed and learn not to make that mistake again.
What’s a favorite quote that you’d like to share & inspire other members?
“If you’re a woman, never doubt that you belong at the table. Never doubt that you bring something to it. And never forget to save a seat for someone else.” – Maria Shriver
What is your go-to business, mindset or productivity book that has helped you in your life and business?
Confidence. Most women are driven by what they think they should do, what other people say they should do, or their perception of how they are supposed to act. But, the most important question that a woman can ask herself is “what do I really want?” When you can answer that question, every choice you make leads in you the direction of what your vision is. Confidence helps women answer the question “what do I really want” and helps women implement the path forward to achieve their desired results. When a woman works toward what she wants, she will emerge more effective for the betterment of herself, her business, her company, and those around her.
Tell us about your next upcoming business event so that we can share it with our members and followers.
Free small business workshop. March 19, 2020 at the TRIAD 1828 Building, 2 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ. 8:30am – 12.

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