David Bercuson is an attorney who has distinguished himself by devoting his practice to all aspects of the entertainment industry. Bercuson has extensive and diverse experience in the representation of recording artists, record labels, music and television producers, music publishers, composers, managers, and on-air television talent in the acquisition, negotiation and re-negotiation of significant industry agreements as well as the day to day business of its clients. He also handles the business and legal affairs for major and independent record companies.
A tenacious and successful advocate for his clients, Bercuson is also a specialist in domestic and foreign music licensing and obtaining deals for artists. In 1998, he was instrumental in bringing MIDEM, the world’s most important music conference and market, to Miami for three consecutive years.
David Bercuson is perhaps the most highly recognized attorney practicing entertainment law in Florida. Bercuson is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest independent peer-based rating available to an individual lawyer. This achievement recognizes the highest possible peer review ratings in legal ability and ethical standards. He is the only entertainment lawyer named as a “Top Lawyer” for thirteen consecutive years in the South Florida Legal Guide and he has been annually selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in the entertainment law specialty, a distinction awarded to only five (5%) percent of Florida attorneys. Bercuson has also been named as a Top Attorney by the Wall Street Journal and he has been selected as a “Leading American Attorney.” The following are some of Mr. Bercuson’s clients; Luis Fonsi (of the hit song Despecito) , Trina (star of VH-1’s “Love and Hip Hop”), Jason Derulo, Flo-Rida, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, Julio Iglesias, KC & The Sunshine Band and Ky-Mani Marley.