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Edible Manhattan, "How to Build a Business in the Food World"; March 5, 2014
Edible Manhattan, "Sell It Like It Is"' February 4, 2015
ThrillerFest, Grand Hyatt, NYC, Copyrights, Trademarks or Litigation? - July 7, 2015

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RCBA, "Appeals in the First and Second Departments," March 9, 2016
LawLine, CLE educational video, "Trademark Protection for Wine & Spirits Labels,"  July 27, 2015
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Daniel C. Marotta, Esq.

​105 Water Street, Staten Island, NY, 10304

718 556-5300

Daniel C. Marotta, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Gabor & Marotta LLC, a commercial litigation, real estate, trademark, tax and estate litigation firm.  He is an alumnus of Fordham Law School, Class of '92 and earned his B.A. in Economics and English from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. 

Mr. Marotta’s practice includes commercial real estate, trademark law, condominium offerings, franchising and commercial leasing.  He prepares offering plans for new condominiums, uniform franchise offering circulars for new franchises and commercial leases for office buildings.  He advises businesses, limited liability companies and partnerships on business and corporate structure, trademark name registration and IP licensing.   Mr. Marotta teaches Licensing of Trademark and Intellectual Property at the NYU School of Continuing education and Professional Studies.     

Mr. Marotta is also an active trial attorney with experience in commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, wills and estates, trademark and copyright infringement, royalty disputes, entertainment law and litigation, rights of publicity, and serious personal injury cases. Notable cases include: Nasso v. Steven Seagal (film financing), Danny Aiello v. NYCEDC (land use), American Stevedoring v. Port Authority (land use), 172 Stanton Street v. Giuliani (civil rights), EMI v. Karen Publishing (music copyright infringement), DBA Disbursements v. SJV Food and Beverage Corp. (intellectual property/patent/trademark) and IDSI v City of New York (copyright licensing).

Mr. Marotta is President of the Richmond County Bar Association, and a member of the Committee for Judicial Independence, and the Judiciary Committee.  He is a founder of the RCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc (VLP).  The VLP provides legal assistance to eligible families facing foreclosure of their homes in Richmond County.  Mr. Marotta is former chairman of the Music and Recording Industry Committee of the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Section as the Representative for the 13th Judicial District.  He is also Past President of the Network of Bar Leaders, a coalition of leaders and presidents from 52 attorney bar associations in the New York City area and continues to serve as their legislative liaison.  

Mr. Marotta devotes a substantial amount of time to not for profit real estate development and is active in his local community.  He is a former chairman of the board of directors of the Downtown Staten Island Council, a business association whose mission is economic growth and community revitalization on the waterfront of Richmond County.  He served as President of Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island, Inc. for 4 consecutive years and remains an active member of its Board of Directors, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of NHS of New York City, Inc.  NHS helps hundreds of families with financing and rehabilitation loans and ensures that banks reinvest in communities. He is a former member of the Board of the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition, a coalition of over 180 not-for-profit groups.  

Daniel C. Marotta has also spoken on topics in real estate law, commercial leasing and mortgage lending for not for profit groups and the German American Chamber of Commerce, among others. He has made presentations to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Fordham Law School, the Copyright Society and the New York New Media Association on developing a career in Real Estate, as well as intellectual property law issues.

He has served as a Technical Editor on The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Small Business, (Macmillan, 2000) and the Unofficial Guide to Starting a Small Business, (Macmillan, 2000).  Published articles include: “Trademark Parody Since Ginger Rogers,” Trademark World, May 2002; “What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Industry,” NY Law Journal, Lawyers Bookshelf, February 25, 2003; “Does Trademark Grant Monopoly over Useful Product Features?” OffPrice Apparel Magazine, Fall 2004; and “The In’s and Out’s of Licensing Partnerships,”  OffPrice Apparel Magazine, Spring 2006.

Mr. Marotta has also lectured at the New York State Bar Association, Richmond County Bar Association, Miami Winter Music Conference, the MAGIC fashion and apparel show in Las Vegas, and BillBoard Dance Music Summit on copyright and trademark issues.