Stephanie Nott is an Associate in the Rochester office of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Western District of New York and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Ms. Nott practices in several of the firm's practice groups including Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law, Employment Law, and Family & Matrimonial Law.
As part of the Intellectual Property & Entertainment practice group, Ms. Nott represents clients in litigated and transactional matters regarding trademark, copyright, trade secrets, confidential/proprietary information, employer/employee intellectual property issues, brand management, and licensing or other intellectual property transactional agreements.
As part of the Employment Law practice group, Ms. Nott represents clients in matters including negotiating severance or employment agreements, breach of contract claims, State and federal wage and hour litigation, discrimination, proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, collective bargaining, employee discipline issues, and State and New York City government audits.
In the field of Family & Matrimonial Law, Ms. Nott represents clients in matters including contested custody cases, contested divorces, the negotiation of agreements in both custody and divorce cases, adoption, and post-divorce estate planning or enforcement/modification litigation.
Ms. Nott is active in several legal organizations. She serves on the Board of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association and is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association's Ethics Committee and Diversity Committee. Ms. Nott represents clients pro bono through Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County. Ms. Nott serves as a Cabinet Member for VLSP’s Campaign for Justice.
Prior to joining Abrams Fensterman, Ms. Nott worked at two Rochester firms, gaining experience in civil litigation, creditor’s rights, international, federal and state taxation, intellectual property, and contracts.
Ms. Nott received a J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School where she was a Note & Comment Editor for the Buffalo Law Review, and was a recipient of the Buffalo Law Review Excellence in Writing Award on the topic of copyright trolls in the music industry. Ms. Nott was also Vice President of the Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association, Casenote Editor of the Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy, a member of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review and a competitor in the Jessup International Moot Court and Desmond Moot Court competitions.
Ms. Nott received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester, and her medical research with the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department at Strong Memorial Hospital has been published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Molecular Medicine.
- New York
- United States Patent & Trademark Office
- US District Court, Western District of New York
- US District Court, Western District of New York, Bankruptcy Court
- University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, Juris Doctorate
- University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Bachelor of Science, Cell & Developmental Biology
Honors and Awards
- Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Ignite Award Finalist - 2019
- Buffalo Law Review
- Buffalo Law Review Excellence in Writing Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association, President-Elect
- New York State Bar Association
- Monroe County Bar Association
- Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
- Rochester Young Professionals
Presentations and Seminars
- NYSBA Sponsored CLE: Introductory Lessons on Ethics & Civility, Speaker, Topics: Developments in the NY State Civility Rules and Attorney/Litigant/Judge Interactions on Social Media (April 2019)
- Ethics and Diversity in the Legal Workplace, Panelist (October 2018)