Duccio Mortillaro has had extensive transactional experience in several law firms and has built a cross-border transactional practice.
He focuses on corporate transactions with an emphasis on representing foreign investors (mainly Italian and from other European countries) in the United States and US interests in Europe and Latin America in all aspects of corporate law, from entity formation to shareholders' agreements to mergers and acquisitions.
He represents clients in a variety of industries, focused on manufacturing and consumer goods.
Duccio's practice is based in New York and Los Angeles and includes joint ventures, licensing, sales, distribution (including motion picture and merchandising distribution) and consulting agreements, and representation of start-ups in venture capital financing.
He also has experience in the project finance field, having represented developers in all phases of energy and telecommunication projects, both domestic and international.
His clients range in size and scope from small, privately owned businesses to large corporations and nonprofit organizations.
Additionally, Duccio manages the US legal issues associated with the operations of several European companies doing business in the United States, acting, in effect, as their general counsel in the United States.
He assists these clients in all areas of the law, ranging from corporate and transactional to litigation matters.
Duccio is a frequent speaker to a wide range of organizations and has written extensively on subject matters related to corporate and international law.
In addition to being fluent in Italian and Spanish, Duccio reads French and Portuguese.
- Co-author, "The Maturation of Italy's Response to European Community Law: Electric and Telecommunication Sectors Institutional Innovations," Fordham International Law Journal, 2001
Activities and Affiliations
- Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, Los Angeles
- Past president, 2001 – 2003, 2004 – 2005
- Duccio has served on the board as an officer for almost 10 years.
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, Milan Order of the Bar