Featured Tenant: Mark A. Giordano, Esq.
Mark Giordano is the owner of the Giordano Law Firm, PC. Mark has substantial expertise and experience in the areas of ERISA, Executive Compensation, Asset Protection, and Fiduciary Investing Compliance. Over the past 20+ years, Mr. Giordano has worked at some of the most prestigious law, consulting and financial services firms in Manhattan and Northern New Jersey. Mark has litigated fiduciary investment, ERISA and creditor/debtor matters in State and Federal courts. He has counseled clients from individuals to Fortune 100 companies in the design and operation of retirement and executive compensation programs, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, stock options plans and non-equity compensation programs. He has also performed a significant amount of investment manager due diligence on behalf of pension plans, union trusts, individual trusts, endowments and foundations.
In addition to being an active attorney in the State of New Jersey, Mr. Giordano maintains Series 7, 31 and 66 securities licenses, and is also licensed to provide Life and Health Insurance in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Giordano has experience working for top Wall Street firms, such as Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. During this time, Mr. Giordano acquired an intimate understanding of the workings of investment management firms. As a result, Mr. Giordano is able to negotiate lower investment management fees, give-backs and rebates with firms, ensuring that clients comply with their fiduciary duties to minimize investment fees and expenses.
Highlights of Mr. Giordano’s career include:
- Serving on the FACT (Finance, Accounting, Capital & Taxes) of the New Jersey Healthcare Financial Management Association;
- Serving as Review Editor for “Retirement Plans for Non-Profit Organizations” published by Harcourt;
- Drafting Deloitte & Touche, LLP’s official commentary on the investment, retirement and estate planning provisions contained in the Tax Reform Act;
- Lecturing accountants, actuaries, attorneys, bankers and other financial professionals on retirement plan and foundation compliance and due diligence.
Mark is an alumnus of Rutgers School of Law – Newark, and Rutgers University, where he graduated with High Honors and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Mu Alpha (both prestigious National Business Honor Societies). He also attended the University of Connecticut where he participated in the baseball program, and subsequently played semi-professional baseball and football.
Mark is also a seasoned commercial real estate investor, owning and managing a portfolio of industrial properties. He has been a founder and an angel on several tech start-ups, and he has opened and helped to launch several successful restaurant ventures. Mark has also been a partner in a consulting firm dedicated to making schools and other facilities more prepared for an active shooter response – with the guidelines established by that organization now being implemented in public and private schools around the state. In his spare time, Mark plays bass guitar and saxophone, coaches youth soccer and basketball, engages in other charitable and civic organizations, and is a lifetime member of MENSA.
Mark has been married for 17 years, has three children, and lives in Mountain Lakes, NJ.
Questions regarding Mark’s experience here at Montville Executive Suites:
1. What do you like about MES?
The location is perfect for me and it is a great environment for business.
2. What is your favorite feature here at MES?
I love the fact that the windows open. I am able to have fresh air in my office. I was looking for this feature for a while and I am happy I found it here at MES.
3. Has having an office here helped foster better business practices or promoted clientele growth?
Yes, I am a lot more productive here in comparison to when I am at home. I am able to reach out to more people in this area. I have a financial practice in Paramus, and because of the location, it has been difficult to attract clients from Morris County. My law firm here at MES does not have this problem.