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Elliot Michael Zimmerman

Elliot Michael Zimmerman

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Internet

Elliot Zimmerman

About Me

CyberLaw, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation:

 


Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer, Rated AV, Martindale-Hubbell. CyberLaw.Info (tm): CyberLaw, Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Technology Law and Litigation :: CyberLaw Offices Serving Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston, Plantation, Hollywood, Hallandale, Aventura, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Pompano Beach, Miami, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Dade County, Florida.Elliot M. Zimmerman, licensed to practice law by the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1981, is a Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer authorized to engage in a multi-jurisdictional federal copyright and trademark practice. He is a cyberlaw attorney, entertainment lawyer, music lawyer and litigator with an extensive background in state and federal litigation, cyberlaw, internet law, technology law, cybercrime defense, entertainment law, cyberentertainment law, music law, contract drafting and negotiation, copyright and trademark prosecution, domain name disputes, business law, book (novel, play, documentary, fiction, non-fiction, poem, biography, manual etc.) publishing, photography, video, film, television, radio, computer and multi-media law.


 


Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating:

 


Mr. Zimmerman is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. A Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating indicates that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence, has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.


 


Founder and Former Chairman Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee:

 


Founder and Chair Emeritus of The Florida Bar Special Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, which became The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) in 1988. Mr. Zimmerman is the founder and Chair Emeritus of The Florida Bar Special Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, which became The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) in 1988. He has served as the Multi-Media Committee Chairman, Certification Committee Chairman, Webmaster, Web Site Committee Chairman and o­n the Executive Council of EASL. He is a published legal author, and has lectured students and lawyers at colleges, law schools, seminars and conferences o­n such topics as entertainment law, music law, internet law, cyberlaw, copyright, trademark, and domain name disputes. He received a distinguished service certificate from The Florida Bar, April, 2004 and EASL plaques of honor in 1999, 2005, 2006 and 2008. He was bestowed as Chair Emeritus of EASL in 2009, and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by EASL in 2012. 


 


Professional Musician and Computer Programmer:

 


Professional Musician and Computer Programmer. Florida CyberLaw.Info: CyberLaw, Entertainment Law, Music Law and Litigation; Legal Services, Attorney, Lawyer; Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood, Hallandale, Boca Raton, Miami, Broward County, Dade County, and Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. Mr. Zimmerman is truly a man of many talents and is a cyberlaw attorney, entertainment lawyer, music lawyer and litigator who is a published lyricist, composer, author, keyboardist, computer programmer and web designer. He has performed on keyboards throughout Florida and the USA with such notables as John "Spider" Martin, Jaco Pastorius, Ahmad Jamal (pictured in Gallery), Miguel Reyna, Duffy Jackson (pictured in Gallery), Sonny Stitt, Ben Champion, the Ink Spots (pictured in Gallery), and others.

Mr. Zimmmerman designs, programs and has served as webmaster for several web sites, including EASL, and The Florida Bar International Law Section. Many of Mr. Zimmerman's original PHP scripts are available for registered users by clicking "Downloads" at this site and at http://outerdomain.com. Mr. Zimmerman is also a Zikula Content Management System Consultant. Click here to view Zikula.org.


 


CEO of MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and President of CannibalMusic.com, Inc. Internet Music Distributors:

 

CEO of MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and President of CannibalMusic.com, Inc. Internet Music Distributors. Florida Cyberlaw.Info: Music Law, Entertainment Law, and CyberLaw; Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood, Hallandale, Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach County, Dade County, and Broward County, Florida, USA. Also, he has recently created and is currently CEO of MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and President of CannibalMusic.com, Inc., located in Plantation, Broward County, Florida. MusiciansExchangeOnline.com is located on the world wide web at www.MusiciansExchangeOnline.com and CannibalMusic.com, Inc., is located on the world wide web at www.cannibalmusic.com. Both are online distributors geared towards internet marketing and sales for emerging artists, authors, musicians and computer programmers. Mr. Zimmerman's goal is to broaden the horizons for the undiscovered.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
  2. Internet: 33%
  3. Entertainment: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Mitchell Thomas McRae

    I proudly take this opportunity to endorse fellow lawyer, Elliot Zimmerman. I have known Elliot for 20+ years, have had many occasions to co-counsel cases with him, and have referred Elliot many clients to handle sophisticated intellectual property and entertainment law matters. In my opinion, Elliot is the preeminent lawyer in intellectual property law in the State of Florida, and I say that without hesitation or qualification.

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    Mitchell McRae Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Samuel Willig

    Elliot is one of the smartest and most resourceful IP attorneys around. I endorse this lawyer.

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    David Willig Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

CyberLaw Offices of Elliot Zimmerman, P.A.

1776 N. Pine Island Rd.
Suite 224
Plantation, FL, 33322

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section2012
Chair EmeritusThe Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section2009
Board Certified Intellectual Property LawyerThe Florida Bar2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyElliot Zimmerman, P.A.1981 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, International Law Section, Website CommitteeChair2004 - 2011
Florida Bar, Computer Law CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Entertainmant, Arts and Sports Law SectionChair1982 - 1984
Florida Bar, Entertainmant, Arts and Sports Law SectionFounder1982 - Present
Florida BarMember1981 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section NewsWhat's GNU?2006
Florida Bar JournalP2P File Sharing: Direct & Indirect Copyright Infringement2004
Martindale-Hubbell publicationAbacus Law1991
Martindale-Hubbell publicationOnline1991
Martindale-Hubbell publicationComputerized Statutes1991
Florida Bar JournalThe Entertainment Lawyer1982

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Bernard M. Baruch CollegeN/AB.B.A.1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
5th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumNuts and Bolts of Copyright Law2012
4th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumNuts and Bolts of Copyright Law2011
Middle Tennessee State University Technology ConferenceVirtual Worlds2008
The 7th Annual Legal Symposium on Musc, Film, & TV, The Eden Rock Renaissance Resort & HotelThe Front Line on the Internet2005
University of Miami Law School Entertainment Law SeminarInternet Music Distribution2004