Sotto Legal LLC is a progressive New York City based law firm focused on Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property (Copyrights & Trademarks) and Business law.
We are at the forefront of the creative revolution, meeting the needs of visionaries, storytellers and tech-savvy entrepreneurs who carry out a fresh development daily.
We value our clients and strive to build a personalized, responsive, approachable and honest experience; while providing cost-effective and customizable billing options and transparent communication in plain English.
Our team takes joy in their work and we are interested in building long-term relationships with our clients.
We look forward to working with you! Book now for an initial consultation.
NICOLE SOTTO | FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY
Entertainment, Arts, Media
Trademarks & Copyrights
New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
University of Connecticut School of Law
Co-President of Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society
International Law Journal (Editor)
Messiah College, cum laude, B.A. in Politics and in Spanish
Universidad De Barcelona in Spain (B.A. International Coursework)
Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
Recipient of America’s National Teenager Academic Scholarship
Awards & Affiliations:
2019 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award: Entertainment Lawyer of the Year in NYC
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold 2018
Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2018
American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industry
New York City Bar Association
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Screens Actors Guild
Prime Latino Media
Professional Skaters Association,
United States Figure Skating Association Gold Medalist
Council of Legal Education Opportunity
Nicole Sotto, Esq. is the principal of Sotto Legal, LLC, a New York City boutique entertainment, digital media, intellectual property and business law firm. 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, training for fifteen years with Olympic-level coaches, and receiving the title, U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist, awarded to about 3% of skaters nationwide. 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 law practice.
While completing her Juris Doctorate at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Nicole served as Co-President of the Arts, Entertainment, & Sports Law Society and as an editor of the International Law Journal. 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.
Before founding Sotto Legal LLC, Nicole gained invaluable experience working with a multifaceted group of entertainment, IP and business law firms and their high-profile clientele. Currently, Nicole’s practice focuses on working with entertainment clients including, but not limited to, independent TV and film production companies, music professionals, entertainment companies, influencer talent and marketing agencies, content creators, actors, directors, writers, DJ’s, models, fashion designers, interior designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers, painters, graphic designers, art galleries, and museums. Her business practice focuses on business contracts and business formation and her intellectual property practice focuses on trademarks and copyrights.
Nicole has been honored to have won Entertainment Lawyer of the Year in New York by the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award in 2019. She serves as a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a member of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industry and New York City Bar Association. Her membership with both the Professional Skaters Association and the Screen Actors Guild has positioned her to be actively involved and to better understand the needs of performers.
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 through Prime Latino Media.
During her free time, Nicole loves experiencing new cultures. She is an avid traveler and has traveled to over 30 countries.
Our team of attorneys, Of Counsel and Consulting Attorneys, are a select group of experts in the areas of Entertainment, Digital Media, Intellectual Property, and Business law and bring over 50 years of experience combined. They are industry leaders and have served globally as multilingual attorneys and have been both nationally and internationally recognized.