Michael Scullin

Overview

MICHAEL SCULLIN practices in the area of international, commercial and non-profit law.  He has handled a broad variety of matters, including establishment of U.S. entities by foreign nationals, related immigration matters, international estates, transnational litigation, intellectual property issues and negotiation and drafting of cross-border sales, distribution, joint development and licensing contracts. 

Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where he was Associate Editor of the law review. He also holds a Diploma in Advanced International Legal Studies from the McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria.  Prior to joining Monteverde McAlee & Hurd, he was appointed clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Kunzig of the United States Court of Claims (now the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).

Michael is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to the following federal courts:  Supreme Court of the United States, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States Court of Federal Claims.

Michael has served multiple terms as Co-Chair of the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also founder and director of the Lyon-Philadelphia Attorney Exchange Program. He has been recognized for Exemplary Service by the Philadelphia Bar and Volunteers for Indigent Persons. In 2005, Michael received the Presidential Medal of Honor from the Rhône Alpes region in France.   He has also been listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2006), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of International, Business/Corporate and Nonprofit Organizations in Pennsylvania. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).  He previously acted as a legal advisor in corporate and financial transactions in Geneva.  Beyond the practice of law, he has also served as CEO of a foundation supporting cancer research and treatment, creating an international network of foundations, and executive director of one of the largest global law firm consortiums, Multilaw, based in London. 

The author of numerous articles, Michael is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, teaching International Law and Cyberlaw, and a guest lecturer on International Labor and Employment Discrimination, in Arcadia University’s MBA program.  He has also been a featured speaker at the various universities and many other venues in Asia, Europe and North and Central America.

Michael is Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, and former President of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia.  He has served on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Global Philadelphia Association, the Philadelphia Association of Zeta Psi, the Alliance Française de Philadelphie, the Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Catering Company, the FINRA Board of Arbitrators (Securities), the Global Philadelphia Association, and Philadelphia Audiences for Arts and Culture, as well as the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. He is an Honorary citizen of Chollabuk-do, Korea, and a Fellow of the Institute of Korean American Studies. Michael is also a Trustee of the French International School of Philadelphia.  He is fluent in French.
 

  • Honorary Consul of France, Philadelphia and Wilmington
  • Recipient of Rhone-Alpes (France) Medal of Honor
  • Honorary Citizen, Chollabuk-do, Korea
  • Fellow, Institute for Korean-American Studies
  • Honorary Recognition Award, Centre d'Etudes Franco-américain de Management
  • Certificate of Recognition, Volunteers for Indigent People
  • Certificate of Recognition, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2006), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of International, Business/Corporate and Nonprofit Organizations. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Martindale-Hubbell awarded him its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer (1999-2018).

Overview

MICHAEL SCULLIN practices in the area of international, commercial and non-profit law.  He has handled a broad variety of matters, including establishment of U.S. entities by foreign nationals, related immigration matters, international estates, transnational litigation, intellectual property issues and negotiation and drafting of cross-border sales, distribution, joint development and licensing contracts. 

Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where he was Associate Editor of the law review. He also holds a Diploma in Advanced International Legal Studies from the McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria.  Prior to joining Monteverde McAlee & Hurd, he was appointed clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Kunzig of the United States Court of Claims (now the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).

Michael is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to the following federal courts:  Supreme Court of the United States, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States Court of Federal Claims.

Michael has served multiple terms as Co-Chair of the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also founder and director of the Lyon-Philadelphia Attorney Exchange Program. He has been recognized for Exemplary Service by the Philadelphia Bar and Volunteers for Indigent Persons. In 2005, Michael received the Presidential Medal of Honor from the Rhône Alpes region in France.   He has also been listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2006), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of International, Business/Corporate and Nonprofit Organizations in Pennsylvania. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).  He previously acted as a legal advisor in corporate and financial transactions in Geneva.  Beyond the practice of law, he has also served as CEO of a foundation supporting cancer research and treatment, creating an international network of foundations, and executive director of one of the largest global law firm consortiums, Multilaw, based in London. 

The author of numerous articles, Michael is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, teaching International Law and Cyberlaw, and a guest lecturer on International Labor and Employment Discrimination, in Arcadia University’s MBA program.  He has also been a featured speaker at the various universities and many other venues in Asia, Europe and North and Central America.

Michael is Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, and former President of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia.  He has served on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Global Philadelphia Association, the Philadelphia Association of Zeta Psi, the Alliance Française de Philadelphie, the Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Catering Company, the FINRA Board of Arbitrators (Securities), the Global Philadelphia Association, and Philadelphia Audiences for Arts and Culture, as well as the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. He is an Honorary citizen of Chollabuk-do, Korea, and a Fellow of the Institute of Korean American Studies. Michael is also a Trustee of the French International School of Philadelphia.  He is fluent in French.
 

  • Honorary Consul of France, Philadelphia and Wilmington
  • Recipient of Rhone-Alpes (France) Medal of Honor
  • Honorary Citizen, Chollabuk-do, Korea
  • Fellow, Institute for Korean-American Studies
  • Honorary Recognition Award, Centre d'Etudes Franco-américain de Management
  • Certificate of Recognition, Volunteers for Indigent People
  • Certificate of Recognition, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2006), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of International, Business/Corporate and Nonprofit Organizations. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Martindale-Hubbell awarded him its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer (1999-2018).

Education

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1979)
Penn State U. - Dickinson School of Law (J.D. 1983)
McGeorge Schl of Law, U. of the Pacific (Diploma in Advanced International Studies 1987)

Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art
  • The Philadelphia Association of Zeta Psi
  • The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
  • The Reading Terminal Market M.C.C.
  • The NASD Board of Arbitrators and Philadelphia Audiences for Arts and Culture
  • Trustee, French International School of Philadelphia
  • Commandeur, Commanderie de Bordeaux
  • Chevalier, Commanderie des Costes du Rhône
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association