Daniel C. Marotta

Daniel C. Marotta

New York, New York

TRADEMARK: Attorney with over 20 yrs experience in trademark registration and brand protection for wine and distilled spirits labels, food and beverage companies, software, restaurants, record labels, magazine publishing, retail services, real estate firms and entertainment companies. Experience in franchises, trademark licensing, commercial leasing and condominium conversions/land use.

REAL ESTATE: Real Estate attorney in all commercial and residential transactions, including co-ops and condominiums

TRIALS: Trial attorney in federal and state courts with experience in commercial litigation: trademark and copyright infringement litigation, royalty disputes, partnership disputes, complex commercial cases and estate litigation.

ESTATE LITIGATION: Wills, trusts and estate administration.   Experience with complex estates involving trusts, contested probate, recovery of assets and accountings.

Adjunct professor at NYU teaching Licensing of Intellectual Property for over 10 years (2000).  Fluent in Italian.

Areas of Practice

  • Trademark
  • Business and Commercial Real Estate
  • Wills. Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • Commercial Leases
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics/English

Representative Cases

  • Nasso v. Seagal
  • 172 Stanton Street v. City of New York/Giuliani
  • Aiello v. City of New York
  • DBA v. SJV Food and Beverage
  • American Stevedoring v. Port Authority
  • Peer Music v. Karen Publishing

Representative Clients

  • Real Estate Construction and Development
  • Clothing and Design
  • Food, Wine, Spirits
  • Restaurants


  • Robert Davidman, Earthquake Media
  • Dennis Martin, Oort Media
  • Matthew Parella, Corcoran Group
  • Kevin Alexander, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corp


  • Adjunct Professor - Licensing of Intellectual Property, NYU, 2000 - Present
  • Miami Winter Music Conference
  • Magic Fashion and Apparel Show

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Richmond County Bar Association, PRESIDENT (past), 1995 - Present
  • Network of Bar Leaders, President (past)
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • NYSBA Entertainment Section, Executive Committee
  • New York Bar Foundation, 2017 Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Dowd & Marotta, Partner, 1998 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • RCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Co-founder, 2008 - Present
  • NYSBA President's Pro Bono Service Award 2012


  • Italian