Mariel Claire D. Gonzales, is an Associate and a member of the Litigation and Corporate Departments of the Firm.
Mariel’s practice includes civil and criminal law litigation, advising the Firm’s corporate clients about legal and regulatory compliance, handling real and personal property transfers as well as conducting contract review, and performing full legal and financial due diligence. Prior to joining the Firm, Mariel worked as a Junior Associate at a law office located in Ortigas Center where she practiced litigation in the fields of civil, criminal, and labor law as well as handled cases involving the opposition of trademark applications.
A member of the Philippine Bar since 2017, Mariel received her Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, major in Legal Management, from the Ateneo de Manila University. During her legal studies, Mariel authored a thesis entitled “Secondary Copyright Infringement in Light of the Amendments to the Intellectual Property Code as Provided in Section 22 of R.A. 10372: The Liabilities of Parties in a Crowdfunding Transaction to Third Persons Should the Crowdfunding Project Infringe on the Copyright of the Latter,” which she defended before a thesis panel at the Ateneo Law School.
Mariel’s recent transactions include: