Stephanie practices in a variety of areas, including labor and employment, municipal, land use, real estate, and civil litigation. Her clients include municipalities, small businesses, independent schools, and individuals with varying needs.
Stephanie’s labor and employment practice spans both the advisement and counseling of clients and protecting her clients’ interests in litigation matters. She has represented employers’ interests before the CHRO, MCAD, USDOL and in state court. She frequently conducts trainings for employers on topics including sexual harassment, management training, and ADA compliance.
Stephanie also frequently facilitates real estate transactions, including both representing buyers and sellers in transfers, as well as resolving complicated title matters and guiding her clients through various zoning processes.
Stephanie previously served as a State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, where she represented Waterbury’s 74th District. Prior to her election as State Representative, she served as an Alderwoman for the City of Waterbury from 2013 through 2017.
Previously a State Representative, 74th District
Connecticut Bar Association
Waterbury Bar Association, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Carmody Cares Committee Member
Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch – Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates, 2021-2024, Corporate Law, 2024
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Employment & Labor, 2021-2023
Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce, Legislator of the Year 2019
Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyers Award, 2019, 2015
Connecticut Reading Association Award, 2018
Children’s Community School Robert E. Mellon Service Award, 2018
Rivera Memorial Foundation Outstanding Leadership Award, 2017
United Way of Greater Waterbury Volunteer of the Year, 2016
Connecticut Permanent Commission on Status of Young Women, Young Woman Rising Award, 2016
Sacred Heart High School, Marcia Galvin Brayton Award, 2015
Represented a small business in a $5,000,000 refinance, including resolution of several title issues.
Prepared all required filings to satisfy CFIUS requirements for foreign investment in a US manufacturer.
Successfully negotiated a resolution to a DOL wage and hour audit on behalf of a small business.
Represented a small business in a $600,000 commercial, multi-unit condominium acquisition and subsequent lot line revision.
Represented a small business client in a $1,450,000 purchase of an existing small business.