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Nicole Sotto

Nicole Sotto

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY, NJ
University of Connecticut School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Nicole Sotto, Esq. is an Entertainment, IP, Business attorney and is licensed to practice in the state of New York and New Jersey. Fluent in Spanish.

BUSINESS: Serving small businesses and entrepreneurs with business contracts and business formation.

TRADEMARKS: Protecting businesses with trademark applications, searches, office actions, licensing, assignments, cease and desist letters, maintenance and monitoring.

COPYRIGHTS: Protecting businesses with copyright applications, assignments, licensing, cease and desist letters and copyright ownership and transfers.

ENTERTAINMENT: Serving the transactional needs of producers,
… read more entertainment companies, and other creative businesses.
6
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"When your side hustle starts to grow and it becomes your family’s small business and your main source of income, you want to protect it. So, we came to Nicole for legal advice regarding our custom furniture/woodworking business and she was phenomenal. The thought of working with a lawyer is scary and overwhelming, and trying to find out the best route to go regarding licensing was very confusing. Nicole made this process easy, understandable and gave us great advice and guidance. The policies and terms of use contract she created for our shop gives us confidence as we move forward and grow. She was extremely thorough and created policies that were unique to our business and our concerns. We feel like Nicole has our best interests in mind and worked hard to help us protect our business. We highly recommend Nicole Sotto!"

Terms of Use Policy- Etsy Furniture Shop
Posted on May 24, 2018
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"Nicole was invaluable in advising me on my new employment agreement. She listened well to my concerns, explained things clearly, and got back to me in a timely manner while communicating efficiently and directly. She worked with integrity while also being fiercely protective of my interests. Everyone knows a trustworthy lawyer is priceless - I would happily use her in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone!"

Employment Agreement
Posted on Mar 19, 2018

Work History

Sotto Legal, LLC

Attorney

May 2013 - Present

Sotto Legal, LLC is a progressive New York City based law firm focused on Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property (Copyrights & Trademarks) and Business law. Offering contemporary legal services for creatives and businesses. www.sottolegal.com

May 2013 - Present

The Javdan Firm, PLLC

Attorney

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015

• Focused on providing legal and business transactional work and contract drafting on behalf of high-profile and independent artists, musicians, producers, filmmakers, actors, writers, and creative professionals.

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015

Bienstock & Michael, P.C.

Law Clerk

May 2013 - Aug 2013

• Prepared entertainment law transaction agreements including: Work-for-Hire Agreement, Letter of Direction, Settlement and Release Agreement, Museum Loan Agreement, Vendor Agreement, Operating Agreement for a limited liability company, and a Finders Fee Agreement.
• Responded to USPTO office actions addressing matters such as likelihood of confusion, distinctiveness, insufficient specimen and product configuration functionality.
• Performed trademark searches and client search reports using USPTO and Saegis on Serion; filed trademark renewals with USPTO.
• Drafted domestic and international trademark infringement Cease and Desist Letters, which resulted in the removal of infringing and counterfeit goods.
• Drafted International Trade Commission Complaint to remedy client’s trademark infringement.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

McGivney & Kluger, PC

Summer Associate

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

• Researched relevant environmental case law and precedent rulings, which provided the basis of a strong defense on behalf of corporate clients ranging from manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors, and property owners.
• Played an active role in three plaintiff depositions; compiled relevant findings supporting corporate client, and prepared persuasive legal briefs for partners ahead of arbitration and litigation hearings.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York

Legal Intern

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

• Assisted New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s investigation of health insurance plans for college students; subpoenaed records from 10 health insurance companies; investigation identified poor quality insurance plans, conflicts of interest, and unethical payments at 65 colleges.
• Researched precedent rulings regarding client’s ability to testify under a non-disclosure agreement; provided a memo affirming that the client may disclose under New York Labor Laws and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Latham & Watkins

M&A Paralegal

Jul 2007 - Jun 2008

• Provided paralegal support for a “Top 3” M&A group focused on corporate legal advisory including stock purchase and merger agreements, bond offerings, joint venture agreements, and other corporate contracts.
• Served as lead paralegal on the $227.9 million minority investment in Banco Colpatria by GE Money; held direct responsibility for the execution of deal closing documents.
• Provided deal team coordination in client meetings as the primary liaison between corporate clients and senior members of the legal team.

Jul 2007 - Jun 2008

Schering-Plough Corporations

Inhouse Legal Intern

May 2005 - Aug 2005

• Worked with Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Litigation & Conflict Management on contracts, marketing, corporate branding, and best practices.

May 2005 - Aug 2005

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