Government & Public Policy

With a foundation of extensive government and public policy experience, Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C. is uniquely qualified to provide advice and counsel to clients in matters where legal and business issues interface with government agencies.  Several of Carella Byrne's partners have served with distinction within New Jersey's government, including as a former State Governor, Governor's Chief of Staff, President of the Board of Public Utilities, state assemblyman, county freeholder, county counsel, mayor, judge, prosecutor, deputy attorney general, municipal and town counsel, as well as members on local planning boards, housing boards, and zoning boards of adjustment.

In the course of their representation of the firm's clients, the experienced attorneys at Carella Byrne have provided testimony before the United States Congress, state legislatures, as well as many state, county, and local agencies.  The firm also counsels out-of-state companies and organizations with regard to local regulations and matters of compliance.  Several Carella Byrne attorneys are registered lobbyists who have drafted legislation on behalf of clients and worked tirelessly toward enactment.

Carella Byrne's experience and litigation skills in public policy matters extend well beyond New Jersey, as the firm has worked with government officials and agencies nationwide.  In addition, the firm is the sole New Jersey member of the State Capital Group.  Many clients showcase this level of expertise in their reliance on Carella Byrne to effectively monitor legislative proposals.