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.
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.
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.
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.
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.