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Michael J. Curry

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Wayne, PA

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 38 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 39 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    from start-ups to mature companies; corporations limited liability companies, parnerships; deal-specific negotiations to years of counseling & representation for long-term clients

    38 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    employment agreements; purchases and sales of businesses; vendor/buyer contracts; warranty, damages and indemnity protections; real estate purchases and sales; licensing agreements; more

    38 years

  3. Employment and labor
    primarily on behalf of employers; including non-compete agreements, employment contracts, company employment policies & regulatory compliance (ADA, FMLA, Title 7, NJLAD, PaHRA, , etc).

    38 years

  4. Franchising
    for both franchisors and franchisees, including required disclosures and contracts; related licensing agreements and trademark matters.

    38 years

  5. Litigation
    litigation, arbitration and mediation of various business disputes for long term and new firm clients

    38 years

Michael Curry has over 25 years of experience representing small, mid-sized and large (including publicly traded) companies as well as select individuals. He was a Partner (Shareholder) and Chairman of a law firm’s Business Law department and Partner in a National law firm before becoming a named Partner in PalmarellaCurry. 


On a Presidential Scholarship Mr. Curry attended the University of Scranton, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Temple University School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of The Jurist Magazine. Thereafter he completed further studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 


He clerked for the Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and is licensed to practice before the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court. 


Mr. Curry is a member of the Federalist Society, where he serves on its Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors and belongs to the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit National Honor Society. He serves on the Board of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Inc. and Chairs the Advisory Board at Bonner/Prendergast High School. Michael is included in Who's Who in American Law and was named a top Business Lawyer multiple years by Main Line Today magazine, serving the Philadelphia region. 


Michael's areas of sub-concentration include Corporate and Business Law (includes corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships), Business Litigation, Contracts, Franchise/Licensing, Trademark Registration - both US and International, Employment Law (Employer and Exec. Level Employees) & Real Estate. His work includes matters for small, mid-sized and large companies in varying industries and having regional, national and/or international presences, as well as for select individuals.   


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1255 Drummers Lane, Suite 105
4 Glenhardie Corporate Center
Wayne, PA, 19087


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Posted by Joseph | July 20, 2012
Highest recommendation for and outstanding attorney
Over a 20 year period, my partners and I built a business from nothing to over $40 million and 200 employees at its top before selling to an international investment group in 2010. For 15 of those years we worked closely with Mike Curry. Mike set up our HR department; we were able to effectively manage this very sensitive area by allocating responsibility through our highly skilled Controller, thus no HR Director, staff, and large associated expenses. While occasional disputes did occur; they were minor both from financial, goodwill, and professional fee standpoints. Mike's insight and oversight of our HR was invaluable in preserving a high level of legal compliance; more importantly in maintaining excellent employee relations. Equally as important was Mike's demonstrated leadership in strategy once any dispute, employment law, contracts, etc., on the rare instance, moved from sabre rattling to summons. Each time, within 24 hours of notice, Mike would have us recite relationship history and why failure occurred. We'd examine our position objectively, develop a preliminary approach, and he'd call opposing counsel. Mike allowed no dallying on either side, seeking resolution in his unrelenting, 100% focused, business like way. What smart CEO wants any dispute to linger? We all have better things to do. Mike made sure we returned to our executive stations in record time. In all the years we worked together, I believed Mike delivered the best possible service, never once feeling that we "lost" or could have done better. His guidance, frankness, and integrity was always welcome helping to prevent needless loss, endless distraction, or worse. Mike is one exceptional professional and I highly recommend him. Joseph
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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Palmarella Curry
  • 2003 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Regional & National Law Firms
  • 1984 - 2003
  • Clerk to Circuit Executive
  • United States Court Of Appeals 3d Circuit
  • 1984 - 1984
  • Commentaries, then Executive, Editor
  • Jurist Magazine
  • 1982 - 1984
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  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Cerificate
  • 1991
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Scranton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Acquisition of US Rights to Overseas Franchise System
  • Counseled Family Business from "Start-Up" -Through Growth - To Eventual Sale
  • Continuous Representation of Major Medical Practice
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  • Monsignor Bonner/Arbishop Prendergast High School
  • Advisory Board, Chair and Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federalist Society (Philadelphia Lawyers chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Continental Bank of New Jersey
  • Solicitor to Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Sutton
  • 2012
  • Top Business Attorney
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Business Attorney
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Univ. of Scranton
  • 1984
  • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • University of Scranton
  • 1984
  • University of Scranton
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • N/A
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  • Jurist Magazine
  • Limiting State-To-State Product Liability Claims
  • 1984
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • First Annual Report/draft
  • 1983

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michael Curry for about ten years, first as a neighbor and friend, and, in the past few years, as co-counsel on a number of cases. These cases have been quite complex and difficult, and Mike tackles them with enthusiasm and perceptiveness. His legal knowledge is vast, and he is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!"
Wayne Contracts and agreements Lawyer Michael J. Curry
Michael J. Curry
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Wayne, PA
Licensed for 39 years