Pamela A. Curran

Attorney

Minneapolis

612-672-3765

pcurran@messerlikramer.com

Assistant: Barbara McCoy

612-672-3644

Profile

Pamela Curran is a member of Messerli Kramer’s Business Services group and focuses her practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property & technology. With over 20 years of experience, Pam has the background needed to guide companies through major transactions such as purchasing or selling a business, providing general business advice on everyday issues, and negotiating and preparing a wide variety of business agreements.

Before joining the firm, Pam worked for 6 years at a large New York law firm where she gained substantial M&A experience and she also interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Her current clients include both closely held and public companies, as well as start up companies. She handles a broad range of corporate formation, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Pam also has expertise in intellectual property and information technology. She assists business owners in securing, protecting and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as establishing brand recognition and value in their IP assets. She represents software and technology companies in the commercialization of their products and services through software/hardware licensing agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, statements of work, service level and support agreements, end user license agreements, browse-wraps, click-wraps, resellers agreements, and privacy policies and data security.

Representative Experience
  • Represented a water treatment solutions company in the sale of its business for over $40 million to a strategic foreign buyer.

  • Represented a publicly-held software provider (including SaaS software as a service company) in acquiring for $18 million another software provider.

  • Represented a retailer in the sale of its business for $20 million to a strategic buyer.

  • Represented an advertising and media company in the sale of its business for over $80 million to a private equity firm.

  • Represented a waste management company in the sale of its business for over $60 million to a publicly traded company.

  • Represented a media company in acquiring for over $15 million another media company, including the financing to fund the purchase.

  • Represented a publicly-held information storage company in acquiring a division of another information storage company valued at $12 million.

  • Represented a real estate partnership in the sale of its medical office buildings for approximately $60 million to a publicly-held real estate investment trust (REIT).

  • Represented a newly formed buyer in acquiring a national flooring equipment company for $8 million, including private placement of securities to finance the purchase.

  • Represented a production and distribution company of self-improvement television content in selling its assets to a New York private equity firm for cash and equity.

  • Represented a medical implantable products manufacturer in an $8 million acquisition of a molded medical parts company.

  • Represented a hedge fund in over 10 debt and equity investments of up to $10 million, including preferred stock, stockholder agreements, governance arrangements, warrants, minority stockholder provisions, and subsequent restructures and foreclosures.

  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of a $60 million plastics and packaging company, including lender and mezzanine financing.

Publications & Presentations

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Professional & Community

Admissions

  • Minnesota

  • New York

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Honors & Distinctions
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001

  • Former Member, United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Honors Program