A Brooklyn-born attorney, he is the public face of the legal team assigned to defend Trump. He has represented rappers Meek Mill, Jay-Z and A.I. with me. Rocky. Tacupina was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian immigrant parents. Tacopina grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, attending Polly Prep and Skidmore College, before graduating in 1991 from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, now Quinnipiac University School of Law.