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Michael I. Santucci

Intellectual property Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.8   21 reviews

also known as Michael Santucci

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, celebrity name and likeness rights, rights of publicity, intellectual property litigation (plaintiff and defense), registrations, licensing, counterfeits and policing, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), federal courts, state courts, appeals

    27 years

  2. Business
    Business Divorces Insurance Corporate Business Formation/Incorporation Business Closings Mergers & Acquisitions Contracts Administrative Practice Health Care Employment & Labor Unemployment Compensation Landlord/Tenant Condo Law Homeowners’ Association Law Credit Repair Collections Loan Modifications Wills and Trusts Bankruptcy International

    27 years

  3. Entertainment
    artist names, stage names, business names, trademarks, music publishing, sound recording copyrights, musical composition copyrights, film, TV and screenplay copyrights, celebrity name and likeness rights, celebrity endorsements, rights of publicity, music, film and TV merchandising, entertainment business formation and consultation, artist management, talent bookings, events, concerts, festivals, recording deals, music and film distribution, music videos, music streaming, etc.

    27 years


Current Chairman - Broward County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division  

I feel grateful for the opportunity I have to practice law, especially in my areas of focus in trademark, copyright, patent, entertainment and business law. I value being a good person as much as I value being a professional, regardless of whether anyone recognizes. While I do my best to support projects which I believe are consistent with the public good, I do not judge my clients. I am not perfect and I do not expect anyone else to be. While no attorney can guarantee results, I assure you I will be a fiercely loyal advocate for your busines and personal interests.


200 South Andrews Avenue
Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He is very direct and honest with you and will fight for all his client. I felt like he was the guy next door that everyone admire and envy of.
Posted by William | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Plagiarism case
I had problems with another person plagiarising my work and Mr. Santucci was prompt, professional and knowledgable in all the steps we needed to take action against the individual. I would highly recommend him in any such case and more.
Posted by Brian | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in his field!
I hired Michael to help me with an intelectual property case. He was hands down the best attorney I have ever worked with (and I've worked with many!) He went above and beyond for me and we won't be case! I can't recommend him enough!
Posted by Natalie | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Un abogado que se preocupa por ti <3
Soy un artista que estaba buscando reprisentation y encontré un amigo . Santucii es uno de los mejores abogados que he trabajado. Rápido con que mira sobre los contratos le envío . La paciencia cuando tengo un millón de preguntas acerca de mi carrera y pasos que necesito tomar para proteger mi trabajo y semejanza . :) Siempre lo tendré como mi abogado.
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Posted by Antonio | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Trustworthy
I have used Mr. Santucci's office for many personal and business affairs and I have always been very happy and satisfied with the end results. He and his staff are Very Competent and Caring always available and return all their calls.
Posted by Cristina | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An exceptional Lawyer
Mr. Santucci and his office are very helpful Mr. Santucci takes his time to explain everything to me and kept me up to date at all times about my case and when ever I needed him he was never too busy to see me and always returned my calls I was very happy with him and his office and the outcome of my case.
Posted by Julie | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was very pleased with their services
Woodie Guthrie once said that “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” That was my experience with Mr. Santucci. He's highly knowledgeable, but goes out of his way to make his clients understand how everything works from a legal perspective. I would highly recommend Michael for all of your intellectual property needs!
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Posted by TK | July 25, 2015
Copy Right Savior
Michael Santucci is an incredibly skilled and experienced counsel in the copy right field. We have relied on his firm to license and protect our own products internationally and in the US. But where he has out shined has been in protecting us from frivolous law suites from other companies and competition. He defends our company aggressively and professionally but also with the diligence I rarely see in this field anymore. He has always looked out for our best interest and works hard to come to a positive resolution with out incurring high court expenses but I also know if we ever had to go to court I would not want anyone other than Michael Santucci on our side.
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Posted by Deniese | July 24, 2015
Expert in his field
As a start-up business we were looking for a trademark lawyer who wasn't "too big" for a small business. After our initial consultation with Michael we automatically knew that we didn't have to look any further. Michael is all things professional...prompt replies, provides clear explanations and excellent insight and he clearly knows the trademark business. He's really great to work with! Michael is a true reflection of the top-notch service his firm provides.
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Posted by Dominick | July 22, 2015
Very Accessible, Responsive & Diligent
Michael Santucci has been representing the Paramount family of companies for over 15 years. I would highly recommend him and his firm for business transactional and litigation matters involving the law of trademarks, trade secrets, trade regulations, restrictive covenants and general corporate and business law. He is very accessible and responsive to the individualized needs of business owners. Dominick F. Miniaci Executive Vice President & Director Paramount Companies
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Posted by Nature Queen | July 21, 2015
Best attorney for intellectual property
We are worldwide distributors of herbal products. For the past eight years we have repeatedly used the services of Michael Santucci and his firm for cases involving intellectual property rights and distributor contracts. Mr. Santucci is an indispensable part of our business operation. His expert advise in the normal course of our business has saved us thousands of dollars in contract negotiations and brand disputes. The firm is highly professional and the personnel that we have worked with is always informed, friendly and ready to help. Michael Santucci and his firm is our most trusted and respected legal advisor. Michael Santucci's firm is an excellent legal resource and we highly recommend them.
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Posted by Next Day Cargo | July 21, 2015
Expert legal services
For over 10 years now we continue to count on Michael Santucci's expert handling of all our commercial legal needs, from contract reviews to complex court cases, Michael Santucci always shows impressive legal skills, total dedication to his cases and excellent follow through. Our industry is continually changing and Michael Santucci is always a great asset to our company, providing us with valuable legal advise that helps us run our business in the most productive way. The legal firm of Michael Santucci has helped us with several legal matters including intellectual property rights, personnel disputes, legal contracts, and has successfully carried us through several court cases. Everyone in the firm is knowledgable and highly capable, specially Mr. Santucci, who is by far the best attorney we have worked with. We highly recommend Michael Santucci and his firm to anyone seeking legal assistance.
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Posted by Phil | July 21, 2015
Good Guy that Does A Great Job
I live in New York, practice in Manhattan and refer all of my IP work to Michael Santucci in Fort Lauderdale. Why? He's smart, strategic, considerate of the concerns of his clients, open to discussing strategies and theories (as obtuse as they might be) but most of all practical, balancing costs, benefits and likelihood of success. In fact, I've found him to be the best dollar for dollar referral source on my contact list. Despite a busy practice he can always find time to answer a question or offer perspective. As I have an entrepreneurial tendency I frequently consult Michael professionally on a personal level. He has represented me, and we have worked together on the mundane filings and office actions to working into the wee hours preparing for trial and hammering out settlement agreements. One should not be confused, however, by his low key affable demeanor. When the time is appropriate, he shows the edge necessary to get his point across the table or before the Court. He's a smart man, knows his area, a good guy and does a great job, reliably and responsibly.
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Posted by James | July 20, 2015
The best in his field!
Michael Santucci assisted me with trademarking the name of my business & logo. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner. Michael is very knowledgeable in his field and I would recommend him to anyone who ever needs a professional copyright/trademark attorney.
Posted by Stichiz | July 19, 2015
Glad to have Mike in my corner
StichiWith so many lawyers nowadays i found it difficult to hire an attorney that really can be trusted. When speaking with some of my friends who are also in the entertain business, the horror stories that they tell me, reminds me to thank God for allowing me to meet Michael Santucci. He truly looks out for my best interest, and cares about how I am doing. From keeping me updated via email or by phone, when I am unclear about something, he doesn't hesitate to stop and explain what is going on- until I understand or at least say that I understand. My cases have mainly dealt with intellectual property, but I just really appreciate the communication that comes from Mike and his office. I can remember I was on a deadline to sign a contract, and this was the night before memorial day, I sent him the contract and he got back to me that same night with suggestions / changes. I can really go on, but all in all thus far Mike has been an all around great attorney that I would recommend to any of my colleagues, friends, and or family members who are in the entertainment business..
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Posted by Aaron | July 18, 2015
Exceptional Service
Mr. Santucci was recommended to me by a friend, and i'm very grateful he was. I could not have hoped for better, more knowledgeable, or professional service, and the results were fantastic! P.S. If they are reading this, I would like to thank Mr. Santucci and his office again for their patience and consideration.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2015
Case concerning breach of fiduciary duty and proprietary information
I was extremely pleased with the way Mr Santucci handled my case. It was a difficult one, with an issue alleging breach of fiduciary duty and proprietary information, and the outcome greatly impacting an elderly handicapped gentleman. In addition, family members were involved, which always makes a case more difficult. I was very happy with Mr Santucci's knowledge of the law necessary to try this case, and his willingness to keep me informed every step of the way. We won our case, which might not have happened in the hands of a less capable and hard-working attorney, and I would not hesitate to call upon Mr Santucci again should the need arise.
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Posted by Autumn | July 18, 2015
Excellent IP attorney
For all things Intellectual Property, Santucci Priore has been with Butter Knife Concepts every step of the way. We've gotten excellent advice, reasonable prices, and good communication. They've steered us through this otherwise-confusing process and been our beacon the whole way. Highly recommend!
Posted by Sandy | July 17, 2015
Michael I Santucci is Highly Distinguished as Legal Counsel in Matters of Intellectual Property
Michael I. Santucci, Esquire of Santucci Priore, P.L., has represented the Ultra family of companies for over a decade in matters, ranging from routine IP registrations, the enforcement of rights respecting trademarks and copyright in the United States, South America and Europe and which enforcement matters extended from basic cease & desist letters up to and including, trial. The firm has also assisted with the development and implementation of various practices adopted by the Company to improve compliance under the DMCA and other regulations. Mr. Santucci has also overseen the Company’s network of outside counsel in Latin America relative to trademark and copyright matters; has provided business-minded counsel relative to the Company’s early licensing initiatives and he presently provides counsel, competitive intelligence and pro-active IP strategy(ies) to our organization in a cost-effective and highly responsive manner. The firm is nimble, Michael Santucci is highly skilled in the areas of nuanced or complex intellectual property matters and the firm has consistently managed and met our expectations in complex commercial matters.
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Posted by Mitch | May 17, 2012
five star services
I would highly recommend Michael Santucci to anyone seeking a professional trademark and various legal counseling! His knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed. Again, I am very satisfied how quickly Michael performed on our project.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 80-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 500law, f/k/a "Santucci Priore, P.L."
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Michael I. Santucci, P.A.
  • 1997 - 2017


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • All Pro Sports Camps, Inc., et al. v. Walt Disney World Co., et al.
  • $240,000,000 ($240 Million) Jury Verdict


  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Co-chair Intellectual Property Section
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Florida Crime Commission
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Lecturer, Guest Speaker
  • Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law - Various Classes, Groups, CLE Seminars and other events of various dates from approximately 1999 to the present
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Michael
Intellectual property Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santucci, I can confidently attest to his expertise, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding legal services in an efficient, straightforward manner. What truly sets Mr. Santucci apart is his ability to navigate complex legal issues with finesse and creativity, while tailoring to each client's unique needs and objectives. Mr. Santucci's exceptional communication skills and rare ability to explain intricate legal concepts in a clear and concise manner make him a trusted and valued advisor to his clients. Based on my extensive experience working alongside Mr. Santucci, I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking top-notch legal representation. His track record speaks for itself."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I live in New York, practice in Manhattan and refer all of my IP work to Michael in Fort Lauderdale. He's smart, strategic, considerate of his clients' concerns, open to discussing strategies and theories and at the same time practical, balancing costs, benefits and likelihood of success. I've often said he is the best dollar for dollar referral source on my contact list. He can always find time to answer a question or offer perspective. We have worked together on the mundane filings and office actions and into the wee hours preparing for trial and hammering out settlement agreements. One should not be confused, however, by his low key affable demeanor. When the time is appropriate, he shows the edge necessary to make his point whether across the table or the Bench. A smart guy who knows the law, appreciates business and gets it! I recommend him highly!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael has years of years of experience dealing with intellectual property matters. If you have an intellectual property issue, or just want to protect your rights, this is your guy."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His a remarkable Fort Lauderdale attorney with an outstanding reputation in his areas of specialty, particularly in intellectual property and entertainment law, representing musicians."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is an amazing attorney and a great person. It has truly been a pleasure working with Michael. As an attorney, he always knows all the issues and finds the right strategies to pursue. As a person, he always has a smile on his face and seems to really enjoy his work. He has a personality which makes working with him an enjoyable experience. In addition, he is always looking for the best way to help out his clients in the most ethical and professional manner"
Intellectual property Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael Santucci as an intellectual property lawyer. I have worked with Michael on several IP legal matters over the past 16 years. He is my go-to co-counsel when I have an IP issue in South Florida. I have worked with him on patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret legal matters and have always beein impressed with his knowlege of the law and litigation strategies. Mike is the best!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the true pleasure of working with Michael Santucci on several matters involving intellectual-propery issues. Everyone is looking for a lawyer with ethics, experience, inelligence, know-how, and a personality that keeps a tough situation enjoyable. Michael is that guy 100 times over. Two thumbs up just aren't enough for him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael Santucci is a smart lawyer, and a good guy. I recommend him without hesitation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Fort Lauderdale Intellectual property Lawyer Michael I. Santucci
Michael I. Santucci
Intellectual property Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available