Pamela M. Kapsimalis

Expand all

Pam Kapsimalis, Principal at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., is the chair of the firm's 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 outside general counsel, providing a wide array of legal advice to help them achieve their business objectives. She is experienced in representing a variety of individual and corporate clients in business formation and dissolution, corporate governance and best practices, acquisition, financing and disposition of real estate, stock, assets, and inventoryand counseling on leasing, licensing, and general corporate matters. 

Throughout her career, Pam has extensive experience with franchises, representing both franchisor and franchisee in the health and wellness, restaurant, retail and exercise industry. She also has developed an expertise working with product development, logistics and warehousing, having served as General Counsel to one of the largest cold storage warehouse companies in the United States (Preferred Freezer Services). 

Given the variety of Pam's experience, she is able to assist corporate clients with their business objectives and navigate through economic issues, such as COVID-19 and utilizing the CARES Act to provide economic relief. 

Pam is also passionate about working with not-for-profit companies, both on a volunteer basis and as outside general counsel. She 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 and on the Executive 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 and served on its Development Committee.

Prior Work Experience
  • Preferred Freezer Services, LLC (privately held national cold storage and shipping company with over 35 warehouses and 2000 employees), General Counsel.
Industry Associations / Memberships
  • Member, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Member, BW NICE
  • Member, Greek American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Impact 100, Grant Committee
  • Member, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Program
  • Member, SobelCo, Executive Women's Leadership Program

 

  • Volunteer, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL)
  • Volunteer, Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance (LFAA)
  • Volunteer, The Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project (Jersey Battered Women's Service)
  • Volunteer, The Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ)
  • Volunteer, Dress for Success
  • Volunteer, Family Promise of Morris County
  • Volunteer, Homeless Solutions
  • Volunteer, NJ Bar State Bar Foundation Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Former Trustee, Kent Place School Board of Trustees, Summit, NJ
  • Former Member, New Jersey District V-B Ethics Committee
  • Former Alumna Representative, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Former Trustee, Summit Speech School Board of Trustees, New Providence, NJ
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, Morris County Economic Development Corporation's 10th Annual Business Growth Forum, January 19, 2021.
  • “Getting To Clarity: 25 Tips for Drafting Better Agreements” NBI Seminar, December 15, 2020.
  • "Minimizing Corporate Risk in 2021 – What have we learned from COVID-19?" Porzio's Fourth Annual WIN Ethics & Eggs Virtual CLE Seminar, December 17, 2020. 
  • "Return-Reset: Key Corporate and Employment Law Considerations for Your Re-Opening", July 29th 2020.
  • "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.

 

 

Publications

Practice

Related Media

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

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

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, B.A. (with honors)

Languages

  • French
  • Greek