Areas of Practice


Litigation and ADR

Thinking ahead, anticipating and preventing problems are the main principles that regulate our practice. Our first goal and interest is to avert the disputes and resolve the problems by using a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques.

But if necessary, we are prepared to fight, and fight hard, to defend the interests of our clients in any national courthouse.

Our attorneys appear on a regular basis before national courts (including the Supreme Court of Cassation), arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies, and they are trained to manage all aspects of civil and criminal disputes.


International Transactions, Contract & Business Law

Avv. Michele Capecchi has handled international transactions and legal matters both in Italian and in English (such as JV, NDA, license, distribution and other trade agreements, management and transfer of IP rights) for over 10 years, for clients based in the U.S., Canada, Peru, Russia, the UAE, Asia and all over the European Union.

The office provides legal support on a regular basis to various SME to prevent and quickly resolve most common legal issues (payments, liability, damage recovery, and labor issues).

Today’s global marketplace hinges, in large part, on the ability of companies to expand internationally. To do so effectively, we created a network of international tax and legal experts from other jurisdictions, with whom we work to determine the appropriate location and type of business model that best fits our clients, in Italy and abroad.


Real Estate Invesment

Buying a property in Italy is something that no one should attempt without proper legal support. Before even making an offer or signing a contract you should have a legal adviser who can help determine your eligibility and protect you throughout the process from the pitfalls and unpleasant surprises often related to real estate investments in Italy.

Whether you plan to purchase a property in the center of Florence, invest in the Italian countryside, or find a site for a new business, we will help you handle these highly complex and delicate operations.

Before each transaction and with the help of our network of assistants (engineers, architects, and civil law notaries), we will determine whether the vendor is free to sell the asset and whether the purchaser, in his turn, may legitimately acquire it. In addition, it will be our role to suggest the most suitable and advantageous economic solutions for each situation.


Intellectual Property Protection

“You’ve got ideas. We protect them.”

Some of the IP related services that Studio Legale Capecchi specializes in include trademark registration, copyright, license agreements, franchising, know-how transfer agreements, and non-disclosure agreements, among others.

We know how crucial your company’s trademarks are. From trademark registration to portfolio management to litigation, our approach is always result-oriented. We help you protect and add value to your trademarks as if your business depends on it.
Because often enough, it does.

Our office can undertake an IP audit of your business and advise you on what you need to protect and on your likelihood of success in applying for protection where it is required.

Ranked in the “TOP 1000 Trademark Professionals in the World”, by WTR 1000,  (ed. 2016) Michele Capecchi has developed tailor-cut agreements to preserve, enhance, sell, and license the intangible assets of international companies, to help companies take advantage of and profit from its in-house creativity and know-how.



Whether you want to come to Italy to study, work, set up your business, get married, request international refugee protection, or simply enjoy the Italian “Dolce Vita,” our office will assist you through the “obstacle course” of the European and national immigration laws, suggest the most appropriate way to legally enter and stay in Italy, and support you throughout the application with the Italian Consular authorities.

Studio Legale Capecchi has a long and successful track record in the field of corporate immigration issues. At the same time, we offer support to freelancers, public and academic entities, and private clients who wish to request and obtain any kind of residence permit (including elective residency and blue cards) or apply for Italian citizenship.

Furthermore, once in Italy, we guide companies and expats through the process of obtaining the permit to stay (and the relevant documents requested to start their business) smoothly and painlessly.

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We provide extensive and complete services that assist you in the process of applying for citizenship. We guide you through the entire process by identifying potential problems with your application, informing you of the documents you need to submit and advising you on what to expect after you apply. Michele Capecchi provides non-EU immigrants with specialized assistance in the application process for recognition of citizenship, “jure sanguinis” (i.e. based on your Italian ancestry), based on marriage, residence, for minors and for adults. In the event of a refusal of entry visa or citizenship, withdrawal or refusal of a residence permit, we help you in appealing the case. One unique area of support offered by our firm is in the case when the “Italian blood” is passed by a maternal ancestor (a great grandmother or a grandmother who was born in Italy and migrated abroad many years ago). These situations fall under the category of the “1948 exception” that restricts a foreigner to apply for citizenship directly at an Italian Consulate and requires the application to be brought before a national court in Italy. We offer specialized and professional representation before all of the national courts of Italy in the case of a “1948 exception.” As always, in the case of an uncommon refusal of the application, we help you to appeal the decision.



Our firm assists its clients with car accidents, insurance law, damage recovery, and medical malpractice. The office provides assistance to private clients every time the insurance company refuses or challenges the requests for reimbursement or indemnification. We work to protect the legal rights and best interests of every client, from injury victims to professionals charged for malpractice.



In over 10 years of legal practice, Studio Legale Capecchi has represented both defendants and victims of crimes in countless criminal trials, involving various types of felonies (in Italian: “delitti”) and misdemeanors (in Italian: “contravvenzioni”).

As defense lawyers, we strive to render effective and qualified representation to safeguard our client’s constitutional rights. Our activity encompasses every stage of the criminal trial, even suggesting alternative procedures to an ordinary trial, if more convenient for our client.

When we represent crime victims, our first task is to help them file a police report (in Italian: “denuncia”) or lawsuit (in Italian: “querela”), at the police station or the Public Prosecutor’s office. During the criminal trial, our main duty is to support the Public Prosecutor’s accusation regarding the crime and to help the victim (named Parte Civile) recover the physical, emotional or economic damages suffered because of the criminal conduct of the offender.



Our legal team is available for the daily needs of our individual clients, whether they are looking to purchase or sell a house, decide in advance how to to divide the family assets, or set up a trust and draft a will. We also have specific experience in providing legal support in drafting international wills, and we assist our international clients in every phase of their life, including the unfortunate and painful decision to file for separation and divorce.