About David Bercuson

Honored by His Peers for His Experience...David Bercuson's greatest strength is his extensive experience in all facets of entertainment law. His record of success has earned him the reputation as the lawyer of choice when an individual or company is in need of an attorney in the business of music, television, and film.

Committment to Client Service...David Bercuson, P.A. is committed to provide the highest quality service, to offer the best legal representation, and to be responsive to all of its client's needs in the most cost-effective manner.

Respected Teacher and Educator...Mr. Bercuson is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he teaches in the Litigation Skills Program for more than twenty (20) years and he is also an instructor on entertainment contracts at Florida International University and a guest lecturer in the Latin Jazz Institute at Miami Dade College. Mr. Bercuson is also a popular speaker and panelist at colleges, national conventions and industry events and seminars.

Professional Affiliations, Honors, and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent for 15 years
  • 2014-2015 International Legal Who's Who in Sports & Entertainment
  • Only entertainment lawyer named as "Top Lawyer" in South Florida's Legal Guide for fifteen consecutive years (2001-2014)
  • Selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” (2006-2014)
  • Named a “Leading American Attorney” and serves as a member of the Florida Advisory Board
  • Leaders in Law 2014 "Top Entertainment Attorney"
  • Best Entertainment Attorney /presented by Artserve Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Top Entertainment Attorney /presented by the Florida Recording and Entertainment Council
  • Magnet Award /presented by the Greater Miami Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (MIDEM Latin America)

Education

  • David Bercuson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1968 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida School of Law in 1971.

Lectures

David Bercuson is a popular speaker and panelist at colleges, national conventions, industry events and seminars, including:

  • Harvard Law School 
  • Filmgate Miami
  • Winter Music Conference (Miami Beach, Florida)
  • LMNOP (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • Southern Regional Entertainment and Sports Law Conference (Acapulco, Mexico)
  • Florida’s Southern Music Conference (Orlando, Florida)
  • Entertainment Law Symposium (New York, New York)
  • ABA National Seminars
  • Numerous Florida Bar sponsored entertainment law seminars
  • Latin Jazz Institute – Miami Dade College
  • University of Miami Entertainment Law Section
  • Florida International University Entertainment Law Section
  • Barry University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Admitted Florida Bar Association
  • Admitted Miami -Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Active in the South Florida community, David Bercuson has been involved with the following organizations:

  • Vice Chairman, Miami-Dade Film and Entertainment Advisory Board
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Steering Committee Volunteer)
  • National Handicapped Sports Association
  • Junior Orange Bowl Committee (Board of Directors)
  • World Championship for Disabled Youth (Founder/Chair)
  • Coral Gables Jaycees (President)
  • Dade County Youth Fair (Board of Directors)
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation (Young Leadership)
  • Catholic Children's Charities (Board of Directors)
  • Big Brothers of Greater Miami (Big Brother for 20 years)
  • Miss Florida (USA) judge
David with Farruko





David backstage with Flo-Rida





David with Luis Fonsi and Jorge Mejia (SVP, Latin America & US Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing)



David with Cristina Saralegui





David and Marla Bercuson with Harry Wayne Casey
at Hollywood Walk of Fame presentation to KC & The Sunshine Band