Stephanie Messas, Esq

Stephanie Messas, Esq

Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLC

  • Business Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Intellectual Property
Originally from Marseille, France, Stephanie moved to the U.S. to complete her post-high school studies. She is a graduate of Brandeis University (2001, B.A. in Sociology, Legal Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies) and Northeastern School of Law (2005, Juris Doctor). She had the opportunity to live, study, and work abroad including in Tel Aviv, Israel, Paris, France, and throughout the Southeast U.S. Stephanie was admitted to the New York bar in 2006.

During law School, Stephanie interned for various firms including at Coudert Frères in its international arbitration department. She began her career as a judicial clerk to Justice Charles Ramos at the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. In addition, Stephanie focused her general commercial practice at two New York law firms focusing on art transactions and employment law. Most recently, Stephanie was in-house counsel for a business management startup where she played an integral role in the set-up of the company’s legal structure. Stephanie joined Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLC as an Associate in August 2012.

Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLC is a New York law firm, focusing on the creation, acquisition and representation of American subsidiaries of foreign companies. We counsel our clients regarding day to day corporate governance issues, and prepare and help negotiate all necessary contracts and leases. We also have extensive experience with copyright and trademark, including the protection of famous marks.

Most of our clients are French or French-speaking. Our employees are fluent in French. With our years of experience, we are accustomed to assisting foreign clients navigate U.S. business issues and advising our clients regarding legal and cultural differences. Foreign clients sometimes use our office as a U.S. satellite office until they are able to launch their own U.S. business.


New York, United States Active
Licensed for 13 Years 8 Months
since Apr 2006


Lycee Notre dame de Sion
Baccalauréat Economics
Brandeis University
Bachelor of Arts Legal Studies, Sociology, Peace and Conflict Studies
Northeastern School of Law
J.D. Law


New York Bar Association
Member since 2006


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New York, NY

Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLC

10 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016

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