Pamela M. Kapsimalis

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Pam Kapsimalis, Counsel, at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman is a member of the firm's Corporate, Commercial and Business Law team. Pam has significant experience working on transactional matters, concentrating in the corporate, real estate, commercial lending, franchise, and general contract areas. 

Leveraging her in-house experience, Pam works with corporate clients of all sizes to serve as their general counsel, providing a wide array of business, employment, and legal advice to help them achieve their business objectives. She is experienced in representing a  variety of individual and corporate clients in the acquisition and disposition of real estate, stock, assets, and inventory; and provides counseling on leasing, franchising, and general business matters. Pam has extensive experience in the retail industry, representing major retailers in the expansion of their national brand, and serving as outside counsel for all areas of legal work, including construction, leasing, licensing, and staffing of a retail store. 

Pam's retail experience further developed into representing various boutique exercise brands from the inception of the business transaction through the management of business operations. Recently, Pam served as the General Counsel to one of the largest cold storage warehouse companies in the United States (Preferred Freezer Services) where she further developed her experience serving as in-house counsel, including various warehouse, transportation, leasing, and contract issues. Pam also had extensive dealings pertaining to director and officer liability (D&O) claims against officers of the company.  She supervised and worked directly with the insurance carrier in the compliance and enforcement of the D&O policies and defense of various matters, including shareholder class action law suits.

Pam is active in the community and is an Emeritus Trustee for Kent Place School and the Summit Speech School. During her tenure as a Trustee for Kent Place School, she served as Head of the Development Committee in supporting the school's $30 million capital campaign. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Summit Speech School. 

Prior Work Experience
  • Preferred Freezer Services, LLC (privately held national cold storage and shipping company with over 35 warehouses and 2000 employees), General Counsel, 2013 - 2017.
  • McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Of Counsel, 2001 – 2013.
  • Connell, Foley & Geiser, LLP, Associate, 1994-2001.
  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, LLP, Associate 1987-1994.
Industry Associations / Memberships
  • Former Member, New Jersey District VB Ethics Committee (1996 to 2001)
  • Member, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Former Trustee, Kent Place School Board of Trustees, Summit, New Jersey
  • Former Trustee, Summit Speech School Board of Trustees, New Providence, New Jersey
  • Alumna Representative, Middlebury College 
  • Member, Greek American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Committee
Speaking Engagements
  • "How to Design Your Return to Work Plan," Morris County Chamber of Commerce Webinar, July 8, 2020.
  • "How to Design Your Return to Work Plan - From Employees to Floor Plan to Business Operations," Porzio MorphMom Webinar, June 10, 2020.
  • Presenter, "Business as (Un)Usual: Securing your Business In the Months to Come," Porzio Webinar, April, 29, 2020.
  • Presenter, "PPP & SBA Loan Updates: What You Need to Know", Northeast Pool and Spa Association, April 22, 2020.
  • Presenter, "What Are Relief Options For Your Business During COVID-19", Sotheby's, April 16th, 2020.
  • "Business As (Un)Usual-Pivoting Your Business During Uncertain Times Part II," Morphmom Webinar, April 15, 2020.
  • "NJ Business And Employment Issues During COVID-19: What Business Leaders Must Know, " NJMEP Webinar, April 13, 2020.
  • "NJ Business and Employment Issues during COVID-19: What CEOs and Business Leaders Must Know, " Young President's Organization – NJ Chapter Webinar, April 9, 2020.
  • "Business As (Un)Usual-Pivoting Your Business During Uncertain Times: Part I," Morphmom Webinar, April 1, 2020.
  • "Gender Non-Conformity in the Workplace: Managing Risk in an Changing Environment", Porzio Ethics & Eggs, Nov 22, 2019.
  • "Branding, Marketing and Franchising", Greek American Chamber of Commerce, January 9, 2020.
  • Panelist, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Business Growth Forum, September 25, 2019.

 

 

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Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., 1986

 

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, B.A., 1983