Corporate, Transactional & Financial

At Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C., the transactional legal team provides comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals, and municipalities in New Jersey, New York, and throughout the United States.


Carella Byrne provides legal assistance for basic incorporation, as well as formation of partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships.  The firm's corporate team also handles a wide range of transactional and financial matters, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Privatization
  • Corporate governance
  • Restructuring
  • Regulatory compliance

Carella Byrne attorneys have served as directors and executives of major corporations and institutions in the pharmaceutical, insurance, banking, retail, consumer products, health care, and entertainment industries.  Routinely managing the complex legal issues involved with mergers and acquisitions, the corporate attorneys at Carella Byrne place a special emphasis on the acquisition or divestiture of stand-alone businesses.  Firm clients include large corporations filling in product lines, small, privately held corporations which are liquidating, and large corporate division managers involved in management buy-outs.  Carella Byrne also regularly assists its clients with employer-employee issues, environmental concerns, liability and contractual issues, regulatory matters, and tax issues.

With extensive experience handling all forms of corporate contracts, Carella Byrne's attorneys assist clients in negotiating and crafting shareholder, operating, franchise, partnership, license, and financing agreements.  Clients also rely on Carella Byrne for legal matters arising from real estate contracts and investments.

Real Estate

Serving both corporate and individual clients, the attorneys at Carella Byrne handle all aspects of transactional real estate matters involving residential, commercial, and industrial properties.  The firm assists clients with financing for commercial sales and purchases, as well as ground lease transactions and land use regulations.  Carella Byrne provides complete legal support for condominium transactions, including the formation of condominium projects, approval by regulatory authorities, and the preparation of registration statements.

With extensive experience involving commercial developments, the Carella Byrne team manages every aspect of the development process, including the preparation of planning board applications, applications for subdivision and site plan approval, and planning board hearings.  Other areas of expertise with regard to real estate transactional law include:

  • Continuing care retirement and assisted living communities
  • Planned unit developments
  • Townhouses and condominium developments
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Real estate investment trusts


For commercial lending matters, whether secured and unsecured, Carella Byrne represents both lenders and borrowers.  The firm has acted as legal counsel for financial institutions in all aspects of operations.  Attorneys at the firm regularly represent institutions seeking both state and federal regulatory compliance for all phases of loan workouts and financial restructurings.
Carella Byrne also handles foreclosures associated with commercial litigation, and negotiates workouts to assist financial institutions faced with breach of both secured and unsecured loan agreements.

Clients nationwide rely on the firm's legal opinions for ascertaining the legality and enforceability of tax-exempt obligations.  The attorneys at Carella Byrne possess an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of tax-exempt financing, including Economic Development Authority financing (tax-exempt loans for industrial and real estate development).  The firm's lawyers regularly appear before the U.S. Tax Court and have served as past members of various governmental boards of taxation.  Offering innovative solutions to meet the most demanding tax situations, Carella Byrne successfully addresses the varied challenges that large, small, and closely-held corporations face in tax planning and appeals.  The firm also routinely counsels individuals in matters of estates and trusts, gift taxes, and wills.

Private Financing

For matters involving the sale, purchase, and reorganization of businesses, including the creation of closely-held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, mergers and acquisitions, private corporate financing, and representation in regulatory compliance cases, clients throughout the nation recognize Carella Byrne as a comprehensive legal resource.  The firm provides assistance for clients seeking to obtain capital prior to offering funds, as well as advice for compliance and other regulatory issues.  In addition, Carella Byrne is often sought by the broader financial community for advice on matters pertaining to business ventures.