International Lawyer

Avv. Michele Capecchi, LL.M.

Managing Partner

Michele is a member of the Bar of the Lawyers of Florence.

He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M., with honors) in American law and International legal Practice from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, USA).

For over 12 years he has been providing a variety of professional legal services to business clients, individuals and families.

His practice covers both the daily legal support provided to individuals and families and in-house activity for international companies  based in the European Union, US, Middle East, Russia and Asia, operating in different fields. These fields include luxury, fashion, software house, real estate investment groups, and road infrastructure.

In 2016 he was ranked as TOP 1000 World Trademark Professionals (2016 ed.), by WTR 1000, the standalone research directory published by the UK magazine World Trademark Review.

Before joining the Italian Bar Association, Michele worked as a full-time paralegal for nearly three years in one of the most highly-respected civil law public notary firms of Florence. During that time he developed a deep knowledge of corporate and commercial law, contract negotiation, real estate law and family law.

After completing his master in 2010, during the World Expo of Shanghai, he worked in China, collaborating with HFG IP LAW FIRM, ranked by Fortune 500 as “The best Intellectual Property Law Firm in Shanghai,” gaining considerable experience in the protection of the Intellectual Property rights of international companies.

He coordinates a complex and broad range of legal work (such as JV, NDA, LoI and other trade agreements, license and IP management and transfer) and facilitates cross-border business operations.

At the same time, with a careful eye toward quality of service over quantity of cases, Michele provides timely feedback and clear, consistent communication to private clients at all times, during all the stages of their life (wills, real estate investments, injury and damages recovery, international divorces, child custody and alimony, and other family related matters).

He has extensive training in the areas of civil litigation, representing companies and individuals in civil law, commercial issues (real estate transactions, bankruptcy proceedings, insolvency, torts, breach of contracts) and in criminal trials, mainly representing the victims of crimes.

For several years he has been teaching a course in International Business Law at the European School of Economics, where he also created and organized the international conference and congress.

He collaborates on several projects with The Chamber of Commerce of Florence and the Florence International Mediation Chamber of the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Since 2011, he has been a legal columnist with The Florentine, the bespoke international magazine of the expats community of Florence.

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