Caroline C. Pace

Senior Associate
713.752.8619
cpace@craincaton.com
Education
University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
University of Houston, M.A., Administration and Supervision
University of Houston, M.A., Curriculum and Instruction
University of Texas, B.A.
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Caroline Pace concentrates on commercial transactions by translating her clients’ objectives and risk profiles to simple, clear language.  Additionally, when needed, she exercises leverage in such reasonable terms that the counterparties never leave the table.  While Caroline began her career as litigator at one of the nation’s largest firms, she now crafts agreements with a strategic precision that keeps her clients focused on business and out of the courthouse. 

She represents buyers and sellers of closely held companies in all phases of M&A transactions, including strategic analysis, due diligence, intellectual property audits, and compliance with federal and state regulations.  In addition to her M&A portfolio, she closes domestic and international commercial transactions, including master service agreements, vendor and supply agreements, fabrication contracts, licenses, financing documents, and revenue-sharing agreements.

Standing alone or in connection with a transaction, she provides strategic guidance for structuring corporate entities, investments, and financing and to advising on tax and governance issues.

Caroline’s formal education and corporate experience has facilitated her ability to develop a robust intellectual property practice.  She assists clients in preparing licenses, concurrent use agreements, and assignments.  She has registered and enforced over 100 trademarks.  Caroline has experience in creating brand management agreements, obtaining rulings for trade secrets misappropriation, and breaches of covenants not to compete.

Since Caroline is a fifth-generation lawyer, if you meet another lawyer with Pace as a surname, there is a high probability they are related to Caroline. As you can imagine, her informal legal education started at an early age.

Caroline was a scholarship athlete while attending the University of Texas. When she is not working, she can be found playing flag football, trail running, swimming laps in the pool, or supporting her favorite charities.


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