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Nicole Sotto, Esq

Nicole Sotto, Esq. is an Entertainment, IP, and Business attorney. Nicole has extensive experience as an entertainment attorney working with entertainment clients including, but not limited to, independent TV and film production companies, entertainment companies, influencer talent, and marketing agencies, content creators, actors, directors, writers, DJ’s, models, fashion designers, interior designers, makeup artists, hairstylists, photographers, painters, graphic designers, art galleries, and museums. Nicole also handles business and IP matters including business contracts, business formation, trademarks, and copyrights.

"Creative clients are a vulnerable group and I deeply care to protect their legal needs."

Prior to law school, Nicole has worked in corporate law on multi-million dollar M&A deals as a lead paralegal in the Latin American Department for Latham and Watkins LLP and then worked under New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo during law school. After her time at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Nicole gained invaluable experience working with a multifaceted group of entertainment, IP and business law firms and their high-profile clientele. Nicole later decided to start a New York City boutique entertainment, digital media, intellectual property, and business law practice. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Nicole has been in the entertainment business for more than twenty years. She started as a young performer and received the title, U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist. She also worked for more than a decade as a commercial print model, SAG actor, and producer. After decades of performance, she brings a unique mix and deeper understanding of her client’s needs to her legal practice. Nicole is of Cuban descent and fluent in Spanish, she helps mentor minority law students through the Council of Legal Education Opportunity and supports the Hispanic entertainment community. During her free time, Nicole loves experiencing new cultures. She is an avid traveler and has traveled to over 30 countries.

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar

  • New Jersey State Bar

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Messiah College, cum laude, B.A. in Politics and in Spanish

  • Universidad De Barcelona in Spain (B.A. International Coursework)