Practice Areas Overview

Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brady & Agnello, P.C. provides a diversity of experience and expertise renowned in the New Jersey and New York legal communities.  The firm's areas of practice are wide-ranging and comprehensive, including:

General & Complex Litigation

Carella Byrne offers diversified litigation representation to clients ranging from individuals to large corporations.  With decades of experience appearing in state and federal courts throughout the country, Carella Byrne's litigation team provides clients with a comprehensive level of trial expertise.  The firm's litigation reputation is established as among the most highly-regarded in New Jersey and nationwide.   To learn more, visit the General & Complex Litigation page.

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Intellectual Property

Carella Byrne is recognized nationally and internationally for its intellectual property practice.  Attorneys at the firm have litigated intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the United States, and maintain close relationships with associate counsel internationally, allowing them to serve clients worldwide.  Carella Byrne's intellectual property team offers representation based not only on litigation experience, but a broad range of technical degrees and professional backgrounds in the science and engineering fields.  For more information about the firm's intellectual property division, visit the Intellectual Property page.

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Corporate, Transactional & Financial

The transactional legal team at Carella Byrne provides services for every aspect of corporate, business, and financial matters.  In the corporate arena, the firm advises clients on incorporation, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, restructuring, and regulatory compliance.  Transactional real estate matters are another area of expertise for Carella Byrne's attorneys, including assisting clients with business involving residential, commercial, and industrial properties.  The firm also provides representation for clients involved in commercial banking and private financing.  To learn more, visit the Corporate, Transactional & Financial page.

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Administrative Law

With extensive experience appearing before numerous administrative courts and state agencies, Carella Byrne's administrative attorneys represent a variety of clients, including corporations and municipalities.  In addition, the firm assists public utility companies with a wide range of legal matters, including project development, rate and permit applications, and power purchase agreements.  Individual clients seeking regulatory enforcement, insurers facing large claims, and property owners with zoning disputes all rely on Carella Byrne for legal assistance.  For more information, visit the Administrative Law page.

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Government & Public Policy

Unlike those at many law firms, Carella Byrne's partners have served in numerous high-profile government positions, including as former Governor of New Jersey, Governor's Chief of Staff, and President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.  This unique experience enables Carella Byrne to provide clients with representation rooted in an in-depth understanding of public policy, legislative, and regulation and compliance matters.  Visit the Government & Public Policy page to learn more about this area of practice.

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Health Care

At Carella Byrne, the health care attorneys have served as former directors of leading hospitals and insurers in New Jersey, giving them an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing health care laws.  The firm also provides exceptional defense representation to hospitals and physicians facing medical malpractice claims.  In acknowledgement of Carella Byrne's particular knowledge in this area, the firm's attorneys are regularly called on to provide legal advice to medical professionals and project developers.  The Health Care page contains detailed information about this aspect of the firm's practice.

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Environmental Law

As an integral part of the Carella Byrne administrative law practice, the firm's environmental law experience is notable among other New Jersey firms.  Environmental regulation in New Jersey is particularly stringent, requiring a thorough grasp of zoning restrictions and compliance issues.  Attorneys in Carella Byrne's environmental team assist various government agencies and municipalities with policy matters, cleanup requirements, and development siting.  To learn more about this area of practice, visit the Environmental Law page.

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Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

Secured and unsecured creditors and unsecured creditors' committees, as well as corporate and individual debtors, all rely on the experienced legal representation of Carella Byrne.  Working with clients to achieve customized, cost-effective results, the firm's bankruptcy team has appeared in some of the most highly-publicized bankruptcy proceedings within the last decade.  For a listing of representative cases and more details on the firm's work in this area, visit the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy page.

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Class Action

With extremely protective consumer rights and environmental laws, New Jersey is a volatile setting for many class action disputes.  At Carella Byrne, the litigation team defends a wide range of clients involved in these types of disputes, from corporations to municipalities.  Carella Byrne's attorneys provide exceptional representation to clients facing these potentially damaging claims, including challenging class certifications and developing creative and aggressive defense strategies.  For more information, visit the Class Action page.