Charles C. Carella


Charles C. Carella, has been a member of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello since 1976 and is Chairman of the Executive Committee.  He has extensive experience in many areas of corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions, bank finance, both state and federal administrative matters, plus environmental and solid waste matters.  He has appeared on numerous occasions before the Board of Public Utilities in all forms of utility matters, and has served as a Trustee/Receiver in matters initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey and has served as Provisional Director upon appointment by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Chancery Division.

Mr. Carella graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. degree in 1955 and received an LL.B. degree from Rutgers University in 1958.  He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1959 and the New York Bar in 1983.

He has served as an Assistant Prosecutor as well as Special Prosecutor of Essex County; Director of the New Jersey State Lottery Commission, Executive Secretary to the Governor, State of New Jersey, 1975-1976; Member of the Ethical Standards Commission for the State of New Jersey; as well as Chairman, New Jersey State Racing Commission, 1976-1980.  He has served as Chief Counsel to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners.

Mr. Carella is a member of the Essex County, New Jersey State, New York State and American Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Judicature Society.  He is a member of the Finance board of the Archdiocese of Newark, and a Trustee Fellow of Fordham University and a member of the Board of Directors of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, Inc.  He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; a member of the Board of Trustees of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; a member of the Board of Trustees of University Health System of New Jersey; member of the Board of Directors of Di Giorgio Corporation; member of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University; member of the Board of Higher Education State of New Jersey; a member of the Board of Bally Gaming International, Inc., and a member of The Board of Carteret Savings Bank.

Mr. Carella has been named to Who's Who in American Law.

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  • Who's Who in American Law