Elliot Zimmerman is an attorney with over 30 years experience practicing entertainment law, cyberlaw, intellectual property law, tort law, insurance law and litigation (see http://cyberlaw.info ).
He earned his B.B.A. with distinction from the City College of New York in 1976, and received his J.D. from Yeshiva Law School in 1979.
Mr. 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, cybercrime defense, entertainment law, cyberentertainment law, music law, contract drafting and negotiation, copyright and trademark prosecution, domain name disputes, business law, book publishing, photography, video, film, television, radio, computer and multi-media law.
Mr. Zimmerman has earned a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating . 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, 2005-2008. Mr. Zimmerman was bestowed as Chair Emeritus of EASL in 2009, and received a lifetime achievement award from EASL in 2012.
Mr. Zimmerman is truly a man of many talents. In addition to his legal career, he 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, Miguel Reyna, Duffy Jackson, Sonny Stitt, Ben Champion, the Ink Spots, and others.
Mr. Zimmmerman served as webmaster for several web sites, including The Florida Bar International Law Section and The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section. Many of Mr. Zimmerman's original PHP scripts are available at http://CloudLawSystems.com , and http://ZTarot.com .
Also, he created this site located on the world wide web at http://www.musicians.exchange . Musicians Exchange is an online distributor 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.