The Business Law Section Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession and the Business Law Section, while enhancing their leadership skills, as an encouragement and commitment to attract young and diverse lawyers to join, participate and ultimately serve in leadership positions of the Business Law Section. The Business Law Section will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fellowship Program with the incoming 2023 class. Applications are being accepted until April 1st. The Inclusion/Mentorship/Fellowship Committee will be sharing Fellow Spotlights to allow the Section to get to know our outstanding current fellows on a weekly basis leading up to the application deadline.
If you know a dynamic business law attorney, encourage them to apply here.
Marisol Cruz is a solo practitioner, who practices Business Transactions and Family Law. She’s a 2022-2024 Business Law Section Fellow.
What has been your best experience from your time as a Fellow?
When reflecting on her favorite experience as a Fellow, she instantly recalls the Labor Day Retreat. She enjoys the variety of activities and how different it was from the typical “stuffy” lawyer event. The laid-back vibe and family-friendly events allowed her to connect with members in a different way. It was an excellent first event for her!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
The best piece of advice that Marisol received is that as a lawyer, the only thing you carry with you is your name. This inspired her to ensure she’s a person of her word and maintain a stellar reputation in her practice. Marisol practices a niche area of law at the intersection of business law and divorce representing businesses that get added as a Third Party to the divorce proceedings. As the business attorney in the divorce proceedings, she’s protecting the business to ensure it’s not harmed during the process of equitable distribution. This is one of her favorite parts of her practice as it allows her to participate in a role that’s less adversarial. When Marisol isn’t advocating for her clients, she’s writing romance novels. To date, she’s published two romance novels with Latina protagonists.