Pam Stevens

Pam Stevens

Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts
Phone:
508-471-3018
Fax:
508-831-0955
E-mail:

Attorney Stevens concentrates her practice in business law, employment law, nonprofit organizations, and commercial real estate.

Attorney Stevens advises closely held and family owned companies at all stages of the business life cycle. Helping business owners make better decisions and manage risk, Attorney Stevens partners with clients to select the correct form of business entity, draft ownership control documents such as shareholder agreements, review and negotiate contracts, establish employment practices and documents, obtain financing, acquire and sell business assets, purchase, sell or lease commercial real estate, and establish succession plans and exit strategies. Attorney Stevens also advises a broad range of nonprofit organizations. Attorney Stevens' work with these organizations includes advising them on formation issues, board governance, the application for tax exempt status and the applicability of federal regulations.

In her prior work as General Counsel for a family owned real estate management and development company, Attorney Stevens had strategic oversight for all legal matters impacting the company and its managed properties. In this role, Attorney Stevens successfully negotiated numerous leases with national big box retailers, completed multi-million dollar financing transactions, and managed numerous litigation and arbitration matters. As a trusted member of the management team, Attorney Stevens helped achieve the highly successful redevelopment and sale of multiple shopping centers, including a 50 acre retail power center, one of the largest in New England.

Attorney Stevens teaches in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and has taught courses in Business Law and Contracts/Commercial Law at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. Attorney Stevens frequently lectures on topics of business and employment law at the Center for Women & Enterprise. She is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, and she is the co-Founder and co-Chair of the Corridor Nine Chamber Business Forward Females Networking Group. She is also a Director of Play It Forward Sport Foundation, Inc.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Leasing
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1990

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Columbia University
    • Ed.M - 1990
    • Major: Law and Educational Institutions
  • Boston University
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1985
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • National Business Institute, Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish
  • Clark Small Business Development Center, Human Resources: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
  • Woostapreneurs Forum, Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Startup Businesses

Honors and Awards

  • Center for Women & Enterprise, Inc., Volunteer of the Year, 2016
  • Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Award, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Plaza Properties, LLC, General Counsel
  • Anna Maria College, Adjunct Professor
  • Boston University, Residence Director/Director of Summer High School Programs

Pro Bono Activities

  • Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Business Forward Females
  • Center for Women & Enterprise, Volunteer Consultant and Course Instructor
  • Play It Forward Sport Foundation, Inc., Director
  • Holden Cultural Council
  • Resolve of New England, Board President and Director
  • Camp Fire Council of Central Massachusetts, Board Vice President and Director