Michael E. Longo

Michael E. Longo

Partner

Office

Practice Groups

Michael Longo defends and provides strategic litigation and transactional counsel to Fortune 500 companies, leading insurers, small businesses, and individuals around the country. With a mastery of complex legal issues, a record of creative problem-solving, and around-the-clock availability, clients rely on Mike when the stakes are highest, calling on him to parachute into urgent matters, often in the face of looming mediations, trials, and other deadlines.

Mike’s litigation experience is extensive and wide-ranging. He has successfully defended copyright, trademark, municipal, employment, educational, commercial, construction, and bodily injury claims in state and federal courts and on appeal. He defends complex insurance coverage and bad faith claims ranging from automobile accidents to billion-dollar demands on nine-figure coverage towers. Mike also has significant experience in overseeing and coordinating fraud investigations pertaining to automobile accident claims and leading special investigative units (SIU), and he regularly defends no-fault, uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM), and liability claims.

As a transactional attorney, Mike provides strategic advice concerning intellectual property and risk management to both individual and institutional clients in a variety of sectors. He routinely advises on the retention of insurance policies and management of copyright and trademark portfolios, and provides targeted advice on defamation and publicity/privacy concerns.

Mike earned his J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review, a research assistant focusing on copyright and communications law, a Student Bar Association senator, and the law school’s representative to the University of Miami Trustees’ Student Affairs Committee. Before entering law school, Mike earned a B.F.A. in film production, history, and theory from Syracuse University. An artist and filmmaker, he has worked on numerous film sets and in the commercial art industry. Also a former educator, Mike frequently lectures and presents on insurance, intellectual property, and general liability issues to a wide range of businesses, schools, and nonprofit groups.

Honors
  • Most Involved Member Award, Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Professionalism Committee, 2008
Community Involvement
  • LegalArt Miami: Volunteer Clinic Instructor
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11N, 2014–16
Admitted to Practice
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Syracuse University, B.F.A., cum laude, 2001
Publications and Media Appearances
  • “‘Angry Birds’ Maker Sues Key Biscayne Company,” Daily Business Review, October 30, 2013
  • “New PIP Bill May Provide Change But Not Overnight,” Daily Business Review, April 16, 2013
  • “Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Reform — Why Change Won’t Happen Overnight,”  Claims Journal, March 26, 2013
  • “Justices to Decide if Insurers Can Require Examinations,” Daily Business Review, April 6, 2012
Presentations
  • “Professional Practices: Copyright for the Illustrator,” Parsons School of Design, May 2, 2018
  • “Professional Practices: Copyright for the Illustrator,” Parsons School of Design, April 19, 2017
  • “Professional Practices: Copyright for the Illustrator,” Parsons School of Design, April 20, 2016
  • “Continuing Legal Education: Handling Florida Personal Injury Protection Claims,” PGCS, Lake Mary, FL, March 25, 2016
  • “Copyright for the Photographer,” University of Florida, April 4, 2014
  • “Handling Florida PIP and Bad Faith Claims,” David Morse & Associates, July 19, 2013
  • “Business for Film Artists: Copyright Law for the Filmmaker,” Syracuse University, April 3, 2013