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Pamela S. Pagnani, vice president and brokerage manager of the Greenwich brokerage of Sotheby’s International Realty, is an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in real estate law representing high-net-worth clients in real estate transactions. As an expert in a wide range of complex real estate transactions, she has helped developers and investors with new-construction and mixed-use projects and condominium conversions.
As head of the Greenwich office, Pagnani leads more than 80 independent sales associates. She frequently consults with associates to assure successful completion of transactions. Her accomplishments include establishing best practices for management of the brokerage and developing educational opportunities for associates.
Prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty, Pagnani was a partner and attorney with Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP, a Greenwich law firm, where she represented clients with real estate, trust and estate needs.
From 2005 to 2012, she was an attorney with Dewey LeBoeuf LLC in New York, where she represented high-net-worth clients for their real estate, trust and estate transactions. During her tenure, she successfully negotiated and closed more than 300 real estate transactions and served on the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Global Firm Forum committees and as a mentor.
Prior to that, she was senior vice president and operations officer for The Hartford Financial Products in New York. From 2001 to 2004, she was vice president and general counsel for Vanderbilt Properties, a division of Terra Holdings, in New York.
Pagnani earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Trinity College, Washington, in 1980, and a law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, in 1992, where she was awarded a IOLTA scholarship in recognition of her volunteer and community service record in 1991.
Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in educating real estate industry leaders and has been quoted in The New York Times regarding real estate trends.
Devoted to community service, Pagnani serves on the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce board. She is secretary of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.’s board of trustees. She is a member of the board and Education Committee of the Inner-City Foundation for Education and Charity in Bridgeport and a director of the Greenwich Riding Trails Association.
Additionally, Pagnani is a member of the Greenwich Academy Alumnae Association and past trustee of Greenwich Academy. She also served the Junior League of Greenwich and New York; Greenwich Preservation Trust; Young Women’s League of New Canaan; The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich; and AmeriCares, Stamford.