Founder's Profile

Born, raised and educated in Italy and Europe, I have been practicing Italian and International Law since 1996 at law firms located in Bergamo and Milan, Italy, as well as Paris, France, at first as a legal trainee, and since 2000 as an Italian attorney.

Immediately after my graduation, I worked as a European Union Law and International Law research fellow both at my alma mater, the Universita’ degli Studi di Pavia, Italy (1996-2000), and later at the Universita’ degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy (2000-2003).

A resident of the U.S. since 2004 and an Italian-American (dual) citizen, I maintain my law office in Italy, and in 2009 I founded Gentili Purcell International Law Firm P.L.L.C. based in Prescott, Arizona.


  • Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A.
    Post Degree in Paralegal Studies (2007)
  • Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    L.L.M. in E.U. Laws and Economics (1999)
  • Chambre de Commerce et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
    Certificat de Français Juridique (1997)
  • Universita' degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
    J.D. (1995)

Bar admissions & affiliations:

  • Arizona State Bar, as Foreign Legal Consultant, since 2009 (member # 330023)
    • International Law Section (Member of the Executive Council since 2012)
  • Ordine degli Avvocati di Bergamo, Italy, as an Italian attorney, since 2000 (member # 786)

Professional memberships and affiliations:

  • National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA), since 2015
  • Arizona Court Interpreter Registry c/o the Arizona Supreme Court, since 2015
  • American Bar Association (ABA), since 2012
    • Section of International Law
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL), since 2010
  • National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), since 2010
  • Arizona Notary Public, since 2009
  • American Translators Association (ATA), since 2009
  • Attorney listed on the professionals known to the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles (California, U.S.A.), since 2009


  • Italian (native)
  • English (bilingual)
  • French (bilingual)
  • Spanish (capable)

Honors and awards:

  • Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy (1997-1999)
    One of the 2 recipients of a full scholarship (awarded upon admission exam) to attend the 2-year L.L.M. in E.U. Laws and Economics
  • Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne I, Paris, France (1997)
    Post-Degree Research Project funded by a scholarship awarded by the Universita' degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.
  • Katholieke Universiteit - Leuven, Belgium (1994)
    Erasmus Scholarship awarded by the Universita' degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
  • Escuela Salmantina des Estudios Internacionales “Salminter” - Salamanca, Spain (1993)
    Certificado de idioma Español


“La legge Prodi all’esame della Corte di Giustizia delle Comunita’ europee”, a comment to the European Court of Justice decision of December 1st, 1998, case C-200/97, Ecotrade s.r.l. c. Altiforni e Ferrerie di Servola, in Rivista di Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, 1999, pag. 313 e ss..