Mark Montanaro, Esq.
Mark Montanaro leads the firm at MontanaroLaw, P.C., and has customized the firm’s practice areas to broadly serve the legal needs of local community residents and business-minded individuals. Since the firm’s inception in 2014, Mark has become a trusted adviser and counsel to local business and property owners who need not only legal advice, but also someone who can provide business strategy as well. This is where Mark’s skills shine the brightest. Mr. Montanaro has extensive expertise in assisting small businesses and individual clients in connection with complex contract negotiations in areas including real estate, intellectual property, digital media rights, entertainment, software licensing, and business law-related areas, including the purchase and sale of enterprises. Mark’s professional background and continued practice in these areas allow the firm’s clients to benefit from a broad range of services related to the varying legal issues they face in their business.
Mr. Montanaro is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, technology, social innovation, and helping others. He has been active in the entertainment industry and entrepreneurship well before earning his law degree. Mark has worked in the legal department of multiple cable television networks, giving him the rare opportunity to negotiate and draft high-level contracts with famous talent, leading production companies and major advertising and marketing agencies.
Mr. Montanaro also manages the firm’s Estate Planning practice group, enabling individuals and business owners to safeguard their assets as they build their individual and business portfolios which may include real estate, business shares, financial accounts, and pensions.
Mr. Montanaro also manages the firm’s Criminal and Driver Defense practice group. Mark is regularly sought out by individuals who find themselves fighting the justice system in connection with a motor vehicle related issue such as DWI/DUI/DWAI or charged with some sort of criminal activity. Mark appears in local courts defending his client’s rights.
Mark has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyers – Rising Star in the Metro New York Area for eight (8) consecutive years from 2016 through 2023. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon only 2.5% of attorneys in the region after a rigorous selection process. Mr. Montanaro has received a top-rating of 10 by AVVO, and awarded the Client’s Choice Award for consecutive years
- Hofstra University School of Law
- Hofstra University
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Minor in Business Law
Bar & Court Admissions
- New York, Second Department
- Young Attorneys Wary About Bar Participation
New York Law Journal 2016
- Mark frequently speaks throughout the country on topics involving advertising and promotional marketing law, as well as entrepreneurship and small business start-ups.
Professional & community affiliations
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Nassau County Bar Association
- The Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas
- Christopher Morley Knothole Association