Breaking News: Historic Winter Maccabi Games 2023 opens in Ruhpolding, Germany

500law Attorney Alan Barson and his wife Claudia Harari are thrilled to announce that they are competing in the first Maccabi Winter Games since 1936! 

Background and history:

Opening ceremony (Jan 2, 2023):

Claudia and I are announced at 28:10 and enter right after Israel (and our introductory video). 

Alan: We are the sum total of Team Italia, to which Claudia jumped into action upon learning that Italy didn’t have one, and I, being a dual citizen, joined as well so we could compete together. We are racing in the 52-and-over Slalom, Giant Salom, and Parallel Slalom competitions. This will be fun, and hopefully not too embarrassing, but the real reason we are here is because of our commitment to the Maccabi movement, Israel, and Judaism, and to be a part of history in the making. 


Claudia Harari & Alan Barson

Michael Santucci Named "Super Lawyer" for the 10th Straight Year

500Law Attorney, Michael Santucci has been selected to the 2023 Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. 5% of lawyers in the State of Florida are selected to receive this distinction by Super Lawyers. Mr. Santucci enjoys a ranking of 10.0 which is the highest rating Super Lawyers offers. He was named a “Super Lawyer” every year from 2014 – 2023 and was named a “Rising Star” in 2009.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

Michael I. Santucci’s Super Lawyers profile can be found here.

Diwali Greetings 

Shubh Diwali, with Ma Lakshmi blessings. 

Ma Lakshmi is deeply connected to the aspect of health as wealth and is represented as Aarogya Lakshmi. Aarogya means freedom or prevention from ‘rog’ or illness. Aarogya Lakshmi inspires us to inculcate healthy habits. Aarogya Lakshmi lives in the home bringing, health, longevity and vitality to the family members. Purity of food, clean home, fresh air, exercise are represented by Aarogys Lakshmi. This aspect of her existence, allows one to enjoy Lakshmi Ma’s bounties and blessings in a healthy body and mind. This year let us focus on the light triumphing over darkness. 

By an anonymous friend of Santucci Priore, P.L. / 500Law